Date: 19th October 2019 at 5:07pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 1
Brighton

Villa Park

Premier League

19/10/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 41826

Referee: Coote

Aston Villa Brighton
Grealish (45+2), Targett (90+4) Webster (21)
Heaton Ryan
Guilbert Montoya
 
70
Engels Webster
Mings Dunk
Targett Burn
McGinn Gross
Nakamba Propper
Hourihane
 
63 Stephens
El Ghazi 76 Mooy
 
 
Wesley 76 Connolly 45
Grealish Maupay 81

Substitutes

Taylor Duffy 70
Douglas Luiz 76 Bissouma
Lansbury Trossard
Steer Murray
Konsa March
 
45
Trezeguet 63 Button
Davis 76 Alzate 81

Game Statistics

24 Goal attempts 20
8 On Target 5
7 Corners 5
9 Fouls 17
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
49 % 51

Following the end of the October international break, Aston Villa were back in Premier League action this afternoon as we welcomed Brighton and Hove Albion to Villa Park.

With a fantastic victory over Norwich City ahead of the lull, everyone was hoping to see us make it six points from six and register back to back wins and edge ourselves closer towards midtable.

There’s no denying it was a poor game and a poor performance, but the talking points will be refereeing decisions and the Video Assistant Referee technology again ruling out a perfectly good goal.

Having fallen behind though, Jack Grealish did have us back on level terms inside of the first half, but second half, despite Brighton being down to ten men, it was still a struggle again, even if we were largely on top.

Fortunately, we got our breakthrough deep into stoppage time as Matt Targett hit the target to make it 2-1 but there’s a big sense of ‘got out of jail’ after that one really.

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