Date: 25th September 2019 at 9:47pm
Written by:
Brighton
1 – 3
Aston Villa

Amex Stadium

EFL Cup Third Round

25/09/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 14982

Referee: Scott

Brighton Aston Villa
Roberts (61) Jota (22), Hourihane (33), Grealish (77)
Button Steer
Roberts
 
Elmohamady
Duffy 72 Konsa
 
Bong Hause
Davies Targett
Baluta McGinn 66
Jenks 82 Douglas Luiz
Cochrane Hourihane
Richards
 
Jota
Connolly 58 Davis
Gwargis Trezeguet 80

Substitutes

Steele Wesley
Yapi 72 Grealish 66
Davies El Ghazi
O'Horo Guilbert
Radulovic Samoukovic Nyland
Longman 58 Mings
Spong 82 Ramsey 80

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 28
6 On Target 10
3 Corners 11
7 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
30 % 70

After a disappointing defeat to Arsenal last weekend with Unai Emery’s side hitting late on to take all the points, Aston Villa’s midweek EFL Cup third round clash pitted us against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

With a number of changes by head coach Dean Smith, we had a pretty bright start and Jota had opened the scoring for us 22 minutes in. Ten minutes later, Conor Hourihane had doubled our advantage and we went into the half time break with a 2-0 lead.

Just after the hour mark, the hosts did get on the scoresheet themselves but we continued to massively dominate the game in terms of possession and chances overall. Having been brought on as a substitute, Jack Grealish got his name on the scoresheet with just over ten minutes remaining in the game to make it 3-1.

That’s how it finished, through to the next round we go.

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