Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa Highlights
Sadio Mane scored the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history as Southampton demolished Aston Villa to keep their Europa League hopes alive.
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Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Saturday, 16 May, 2015
Kick off: 12:45 BST
Southampton have only beaten Villa once in six meetings at St Mary’s Stadium: a 4-1 success in September 2012 (W1, D2, L3).
Saints have only earned one point from their last four matches, although their three defeats were all away.
They have conceded two goals in each of those four matches. They only let in more than one goal in four of their first 32 games this season.
However, Ronald Koeman’s side have earned 10 points from their last four home games, keeping three clean sheets.
Another win on Saturday would equal the club’s Premier League record of 11 home wins in a season, set in 2000-01.
Steven Davis is likely to make his 100th Premier League appearance for Southampton. He played in 102 league and cup games for Aston Villa between 2004 and 2006.
Tim Sherwood’s side have won consecutive games. It’s five years since they last won three league matches in a row.
Villa still need a point to eclipse their lowest final total in a Premier League campaign of 38 points, which they got in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
They are the lowest Premier League scorers away from home, with 12 goals in 18 matches. However, Villa have scored eight goals in their last four away matches, one more than they managed in their previous 22 league fixtures on the road.
Tom Cleverley has scored in three successive Premier League matches. He had scored just three times in his previous 89 top-flight appearances.
Christian Benteke has scored 10 goals in his last nine Premier League appearances. He has made 98 appearances for Villa in all competitions, scoring 48 goals.