MX23RW : Friday, February 26 10:23:17| >> :60:1715:1715:

Result: Southampton held at Aston Villa

Southampton are frustrated by Aston Villa as they are held to a goalless draw despite dominating for much of the game.

Southampton have been held to a goalless draw away at Aston Villa in the Premier League this afternoon.

The Saints dominated possession for the majority of the game and created the clearer chances but were unable to break the deadlock.

Aston Villa's English striker Gabriel Agbonlahor and Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren compete for the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park in Birmingham on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

Southampton sprinted out of the blocks with two early chances for Rickie Lambert. First, the England striker could only direct Luke Shaw's cross straight at the goalkeeper, before he saw another close-range effort blocked by Ron Vlaar.

Brad Guzan then made a good stop from Steven Davis, after initially failing to deal with a cross before Adam Lallana just failed to get on the end of a clever Shaw pass.

Villa improved after half time with Karim El Ahmadi firing just wide twice in quick succession before the same player almost forced Jose Fonte into an own goal. Between those chances Lallana just failed to produce the final touch after an excellent move on the Southampton left.

Steven Davis of Southampton holds off Marc Albrighton and Karim El Ahmadi of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

Southampton continued to push forward and had a big penalty appeal turned down with 10 minutes to go after Nathaniel Clyne's cross appeared to be blocked by Ryan Bertrand's hand, but referee Lee Mason was unmoved.

The visitors continued to control possession but were ultimately frustrated by their opponents today.

ID:150751:cQx:QQ:
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Steven Davis of Southampton holds off Marc Albrighton and Karim El Ahmadi of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park on April 19, 2014
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Villa, Southampton goalless
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish Championship
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Danish Superliga
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
Gallagher Premiership
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City25185250153559
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd25147453322149
3Leicester CityLeicester25154644271749
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham25136639291045
5Chelsea25127641251643
6Liverpool25117745341140
7Everton2412483733440
8Aston Villa23113937261136
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs24106837271036
10Leeds UnitedLeeds25112124343035
11Arsenal25104113126534
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2596102632-633
13Crystal Palace2595112943-1432
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2577111830-1228
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2551192632-626
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2574142643-1725
18Fulham25410112132-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2528151955-3614
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2532201541-2611

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!