Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton: Seagulls safe first ever win at Villa Park – #NewsEverything #Soccer

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

Brighton received 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.

“I do not know what a penalty is now. We might all hear the contact inside the bottom,” stated Villa boss Dean Smith.

The defeat is Villa’s third in succession at residence 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 susceptible to slipping down the desk with nearly all 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.

Kinds make matches

This was made so pleasing 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 often shaky residence defence.

Bertrand Traore, Barkley’s alternative, 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 objective, but he was outshone by the electrical Lamptey, who was a continuing nuisance down the the Seagulls’ proper.

Ultimately, Brighton had been merely extra medical, with Villa’s menace diminishing after they went behind for the second time.

Brighton discover innovative

Brighton had managed solely three targets of their earlier 4 league matches, however regardless of usually having to assemble males behind the ball, they saved their attacking menace by means of Welbeck and his strike accomplice Neal Maupay.

Welbeck’s first objective for the membership and fifth in as many video games towards Villa got here towards 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.

“Our second was a extremely good staff objective and an awesome end by Solly March,” stated Brighton supervisor Graham Potter. “I am happy for him as a result of he influences video games.

“We have had just a few penalties towards us this season so I am unsure what’s and what is not a penalty as of late. I do know Solly touched the ball so we’re simply comfortable it went our manner this time.”

Villa rue wasted possibilities – and VAR

Villa can level to the misfortune of the Barkley harm and the overturning of the penalty choice, however in addition they engineered their very own downfall by means of various missed possibilities and defensive errors.

Trezeguet and Ollie Watkins had been the largest culprits, with each responsible of wastefulness within the first half. The Brighton defence additionally proved resolute, with Ben White’s well timed interception denying Watkins contained in the six-yard field and Mat Ryan making various saves, together with an unorthodox volley from a Tyrone Mings header.

Villa’s incision abandoned them after Brighton’s second objective, but they nonetheless appeared to have received a golden alternative to grab a degree.

Oliver pointed to the spot when March caught Trezeguet however, regardless of the contact on the person being clear, March additionally acquired a few of the ball, and that was sufficient to persuade Oliver to alter his thoughts, leaving Villa bewildered.

“If VAR thinks it isn’t a penalty then simply inform the referee it isn’t a penalty,” stated Smith. “It wasn’t given so we have now to take it on the chin.

“I do not assume we had been dangerous. We missed possibilities and we have made large errors for his or her targets. We have now to defend a lot better. Brighton had been a menace on the counter however I wasn’t overly involved.

“I believed we had management of the sport and if we had taken our possibilities we’d have received.”

Welback’s comfortable looking floor – stats

  • Brighton registered solely their fifth Premier League win of their previous 27 matches, with 4 of the 5 wins on this time coming away from residence.
  • Aston Villa misplaced simply their third sport of their previous 12 Premier League matches (W7 D2), although these defeats have are available in every of their previous three at Villa Park.
  • No staff has conceded extra residence Premier League targets than Aston Villa this season (11, degree with Newcastle United).
  • Brighton’s Danny Welbeck has scored 5 Premier League targets towards Aston Villa, greater than towards every other aspect.
  • Solely Robbie Fowler (5) has scored extra away Premier League targets at Villa Park than Danny Welbeck (4).
  • Brighton and Hove Albion have conceded 9 Premier League targets from set-pieces this season, greater than every other aspect.
  • Pascal Gross has been straight concerned in 29 targets for Brighton within the Premier League (12 targets, 17 assists), greater than every other participant.
  • Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish received seven fouls on this match and has received greater than every other Premier League participant this season (36). Grealish has received at the least one foul within the final 102 league (and play-off) matches he has began, a run stretching again to April 2017.

What’s subsequent?

Brighton host champions Liverpool subsequent Saturday (12:30 GMT), whereas Villa should wait till Monday, 30 November earlier than travelling to West Ham (20:00).

Participant of the match

WelbeckDanny Welbeck

Aston Villa

  1. Squad quantity26Participant titleMartínez

  2. Squad quantity4Participant titleKonsa

  3. Squad quantity2Participant titleMoney

  4. Squad quantity10Participant titleGrealish

  5. Squad quantity17Participant titleTrézéguet

  6. Squad quantity11Participant titleWatkins

  7. Squad quantity7Participant titleMcGinn

  8. Squad quantity6Participant titleDouglas Luiz

  9. Squad quantity15Participant titleTraoré

  10. Squad quantity5Participant titleMings

  11. Squad quantity18Participant titleTargett

  12. Squad quantity14Participant titleHourihane

  13. Squad quantity21Participant titleEl Ghazi

  14. Squad quantity20Participant titleBarkley

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad quantity18Participant titleWelbeck

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleLamptey

  3. Squad quantity20Participant titleMarch

  4. Squad quantity14Participant titleLallana

  5. Squad quantity1Participant titleRyan

  6. Squad quantity3Participant titleWhite

  7. Squad quantity8Participant titleBissouma

  8. Squad quantity13Participant titleGroß

  9. Squad quantity5Participant titleDunk

  10. Squad quantity34Participant titleVeltman

  11. Squad quantity9Participant titleMaupay

  12. Squad quantity33Participant titleBurn

  13. Squad quantity4Participant titleWebster

  14. Squad quantity49Participant titleMolumby


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


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


  • 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


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

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