Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton: Seagulls safe first ever win at Villa Park

Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton: Seagulls safe first ever win at Villa Park

Solly March scores
Solly March’s second aim of the season gave Brighton victory at Aston Villa

Brighton gained at Villa Park for the primary time of their historical past, deservedly edging out Aston Villa in a dramatic and entertaining encounter.

Solly March’s pleasant curling end settled it after Ezri Konsa’s sliding equaliser cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s solo run and chip.

All of that preceded a frantic interval of stoppage time that noticed Tariq Lamptey despatched off for a second yellow card and a choice to award Villa a penalty for a foul by March overturned after referee Michael Oliver consulted the pitchside monitor.

The defeat is Villa’s third in succession at house within the league and likewise comes at the price of a hamstring harm to Ross Barkley, who pulled up inside the primary two minutes.

They keep sixth, however prone to slipping down the desk with the vast majority of the weekend’s fixtures nonetheless to be performed.

Brighton’s first victory in two months doesn’t enhance their place of sixteenth, however they at the least transfer six factors away from the relegation zone.

Types make matches

This was made so pleasurable by a relentless backwards and forwards, a consequence of contrasting types. Whereas Villa pressed excessive, Brighton sat again, seeking to break with tempo and exploit an sometimes shaky house defence.

Bertrand Traore, Barkley’s substitute, and Jack Grealish pulled the strings for Villa, the latter routinely surrounded by a swarm of blue shirts.

Welbeck’s tempo made Brighton’s first aim, but he was outshone by the electrical Lamptey, who was a relentless nuisance down the the Seagulls’ proper.

Ultimately, Brighton have been merely extra scientific, with Villa’s risk diminishing after they went behind for the second time.

Brighton discover leading edge

Brighton had managed solely three targets of their earlier 4 league matches, however regardless of typically having to collect males behind the ball, they saved their attacking risk by Welbeck and his strike associate Neal Maupay.

Welbeck’s first aim for the membership and fifth in as many video games in opposition to Villa got here in opposition to the run of play. With the Villa defence caught too excessive up the sector, Welbeck latched on to Adam Lallana’s poke and ran unchallenged from inside his personal half earlier than cleverly lifting the ball over Emiliano Martinez.

Though Brighton misplaced the creativity of Lallana to a groin harm at half-time and located themselves pegged again quickly after, they didn’t shrink.

And, 9 minutes after the Villa equaliser, Pascal Gross rolled the ball throughout the face of the 18-yard field for March so as to add the scrumptious end.

Extra to observe.

assistMethods to play

Fee gamers out of 10 all through or after the sport. The rater will shut half-hour after the ultimate whistle.

Score vary key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfection

Aston Villa

  1. Squad quantity26Participant titleMartínez

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleMoney

  3. Squad quantity4Participant titleKonsa

  4. Squad quantity5Participant titleMings

  5. Squad quantity18Participant titleTargett

  6. Squad quantity6Participant titleDouglas Luiz

  7. Squad quantity7Participant titleMcGinn

  8. Squad quantity17Participant titleTrézéguet

  9. Squad quantity20Participant titleBarkley

  10. Squad quantity10Participant titleGrealish

  11. Squad quantity11Participant titleWatkins

  1. Squad quantity14Participant titleHourihane

  2. Squad quantity15Participant titleTraoré

  3. Squad quantity21Participant titleEl Ghazi

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleRyan

  2. Squad quantity3Participant titleWhite

  3. Squad quantity5Participant titleDunk

  4. Squad quantity4Participant titleWebster

  5. Squad quantity2Participant titleLamptey

  6. Squad quantity8Participant titleBissouma

  7. Squad quantity13Participant titleGroß

  8. Squad quantity20Participant titleMarch

  9. Squad quantity14Participant titleLallana

  10. Squad quantity18Participant titleWelbeck

  11. Squad quantity9Participant titleMaupay

  1. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  2. Squad quantity34Participant titleVeltman

  3. Squad quantity49Participant titleMolumby

Line-ups

Aston Villa

  • 26Martínez
  • 2Money
  • 4Konsa
  • 5Mings
  • 18TargettBooked at 44mins
  • 6Douglas LuizSubstituted forHourihaneat 75′minutes
  • 7McGinn
  • 17Trézéguet
  • 20BarkleySubstituted forTraoréat 5′minutesSubstituted forEl Ghaziat 74′minutes
  • 10GrealishBooked at 90mins
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 12Steer
  • 14Hourihane
  • 15Traoré
  • 19Nakamba
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 27El Mohamady

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 3White
  • 5Dunk
  • 4Webster
  • 2LampteyBooked at 90mins
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 69mins
  • 13GroßSubstituted forMolumbyat 90+6′minutes
  • 20March
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forVeltmanat 45′minutes
  • 18Welbeck
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forBurnat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Connolly
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 17Alzate
  • 23Steele
  • 33Burn
  • 34Veltman
  • 49Molumby

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