Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton: Jacob Ramsey scores a clean sheet

Jacob Ramsey scored his first goal of the season in Aston Villa’s win over Southampton

Aston Villa recorded only their second Premier League win of the season as they beat Southampton in a scrappy encounter at Villa Park.

Steven Gerrard’s side have had an indifferent start to the campaign, but they were able to build on that with a deserved win against Manchester City.

Villa made almost every run desperate for quality, and Jacob Ramsey broke the deadlock four minutes before half-time after Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu turned Ollie Watkins’ header onto the bar.

Southampton were too timid and barely offered a threat all night, allowing Villa to close out an important win, comfortably, comfortably from their second league game of the season against Everton.

Villa have secured a vital victory

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard turned to his backroom staff with clenched fists in the closing stages. It showed how much he and his team needed this win.

It was, to be honest, a terrible game with no quality, but Gerrard doesn’t care if Villa get the wins either way, as they will now take their poor start to the season under control and upset their supporters. the manager

Villa started to rebuild after dropping a point to Premier League champions Manchester City in their last home game, making further progress here with victory essential.

Ramsey’s winning goal was a clean sweep, befitting such a poor game, and it was more than enough to see them through against Southampton, who barely troubled Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez all night, with Tyrone Mings dealing with rare aerial threats with ease.

It wasn’t pleasant, but Villa thoroughly deserved the win, which will put Gerrard, his players and the club in a much more optimistic position heading into the international break.

help meHow to play

Rate all 10 players during or after the entire match. The evaluator will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Rating range key1 = Give it to me10 = Pure perfection

Aston Villa

  1. Group number1Player nameMartinez

  2. Group number18Player namethe young man

  3. Group number4Player nameSo

  4. Group number5Player namemixed

  5. Group number27Player nameworth it

  6. Group number41Player nameJ Ramsey

  7. Group number44Player namethe camera

  8. Group number7Player nameMcGinn

  9. Group number31Player nameBailey

  10. Group number23Player namePhilippe Coutinho

  11. Group number11Player nameWatkins

  1. Group number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

  2. Group number9Player nameIng

  3. Group number10Player nameGood day

  4. Group number32Player nameDendoncker

The eleven

Aston Villa

training 4-3-2-1

  • 1Martinez
  • 18the young manBooked in 90 minutes
  • 4So
  • 5mixed
  • 27worth it
  • 41J RamseyBooked in 58 minutesreplaced byDendonckerin 67′minutes
  • 44the camerareplaced byDouglas Luizin 44′minutes
  • 7McGinn
  • 31Baileyreplaced byGood dayin 67′minutes
  • 23CoutinhoBooked in 45 minutesreplaced byIngin 84′minutes
  • 11Watkins


  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 8Samson
  • 9Ing
  • 10Good day
  • 16Chambers
  • 17Augustinsson
  • 19I’m a turtle
  • 25Olsen
  • 32Dendoncker


training 4-2-3-1

  • 31If you had
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 37Bella-Kotchap
  • 22Salisu
  • 15Perraudreplaced byLarios Lopezin 45′minutes
  • 27dial itreplaced byThey arein 45′minutes
  • 8Ward-ProwseBooked in 82 minutes
  • 24Elyounoussireplaced byRightin 79′minutes
  • 19Day by day
  • 9an armstrongreplaced byS Armstrongin 71′minutes
  • 10Adamsreplaced byMarain 71′minutes


  • 1McCarthy
  • 4Lyanco
  • 6Caleta-Car
  • 7They are
  • 17S Armstrong
  • 18Mara
  • 23Right
  • 28Larios Lopez
  • 32Walcott

Tony Harrington


Direct Text

Everything you need to know about your Premier League team banner

  • Your Premier League club coverage is bigger and better than ever – it’s here everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a moment

BBC Sport banner footer