Regular Season
Finished
  • Matthew Cash 17'
  • Ollie Watkins 68'
2
BHA
AVL
KO
  • The first yellow card of the game goes to Cucurella, who crudely took down McGinn as the Villa midfielder tried to escape along the right flank.
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Yellow card
    BHA - Cucu
    16'
  • VILLA CASH IN! The visitors lead, as an outswinging Digne cross is not fully cleared and drops to the full-back on the edge of the box - he steadies himself, chests it down and volleys in a low shot off the left-hand post. Brighton 0-1 Aston Villa!
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - Matthew Cash
    17'
  • For removing his shirt during the goal celebration and displaying a handwritten message on his vest, Cash is booked.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Matthew Cash
    19'
  • For his part in the confrontation with Trossard, Luiz is booked.
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Yellow card
    BHA - Leandro Trossard
    25'
  • Trossard's angry confrontation with Luiz sees the Belgian forward booked by the referee, who has been quick to reach for his pocket today.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Douglas Luiz
    25'
  • Following a clash between Watkins and Cucurella, the Villa forward is booked.
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Tyrone Mings
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Ollie Watkins
    40'
HT
  • Another yellow card is shown by the referee, as Bissouma takes down Coutinho with a misjudged challenge.
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Yellow card
    BHA - Yves Bissouma
    57'
  • Hot on the heels of Brighton's previous booking, Veltman is yellow-carded for a foul on Coutinho and subsequently kicking the ball away in frustration.
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Yellow card
    BHA - Joël Veltman
    58'
  • Brighton reshuffle their pack first, as Moder makes way for Welbeck, who will surely support Maupay up front.
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out15 - Jakub Moder
    Substitution - In18 - Danny Welbeck
    62'
  • VILLA DOUBLE UP! Chasing onto a long ball up the line by Mings, Watkins eludes the late challenge of Dunk to power into the area and fire home Villa's second goal from the left side of the box. Sanchez had no chance! Brighton 0-2 Aston Villa!
    Aston Villa
    Goal
    AVL - Ollie Watkins
    68'
  • Having had a mixed game when in possession, Luiz is taken off and Sanson replaces him in the Villa midfield.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out6 - Douglas Luiz
    Substitution - In8 - Morgan Sanson
    72'
  • Gerrard seeks to shore things up by taking off Ings and putting on the vastly experienced Young.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out20 - Danny Ings
    Substitution - In18 - Ashley Young
    79'
  • Finally penalised for his obvious time-wasting, Martinez is booked. It took the Villa keeper nearly half a minute to take a goal kick!
    Aston Villa
    Yellow card
    AVL - Emiliano Martínez
    83'
  • Gerrard clearly thinks the game is won, as Coutinho is withdrawn for Iroegbunam to come on and make his senior debut.
    Aston Villa
    Aston Villa
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out23 - Philippe Coutinho
    Substitution - In47 - Tim Iroegbunam
    86'
FT
Brighton and Hove Albion
Match stats
Aston Villa
66%
Possession
34%
12
Shots
9
1
Shots (On goal)
4
7
Corners
2
2
Saves
1
17
Fouls
11

Line-ups

1
Robert Sánchez
34
Joël Veltman
5
Lewis Dunk
3
Cucu
15
Jakub Moder
57
Yves Bissouma
10
Alexis Mac Allister
2
Tariq Lamptey
20
Solly March
9
Neal Maupay
11
Leandro Trossard
Brighton and Hove Albion
3-5-2
1
Emiliano Martínez
2
Matthew Cash
4
Ezri Konsa
5
Tyrone Mings
27
Lucas Digne
6
Douglas Luiz
7
John McGinn
41
Jacob Ramsey
23
Philippe Coutinho
20
Danny Ings
11
Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa
4-1-2-1-2

Team stats

Brighton and Hove Albion

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
Robert Sánchez
022
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00112
00121
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
Tariq Lamptey
00131
00002
Alexis Mac Allister
00232
00220
Jakub Moder
62'
00010
DefendersGGASFCFW
Cucu
00011
00000
00032
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
62'(Jakub Moder)
00110
00000
00000
00000
Marc Leonard
00000
Moisés Caicedo
00000
Odeluga Offiah
00000
Evan Ferguson
00000
000--

Aston Villa

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
001
ForwardsGGASFCFW
68'
10121
79'
00010
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00123
Jacob Ramsey
00021
86'
00213
72'
00012
DefendersGGASFCFW
17'
10200
00012
00012
01001
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
72'(Douglas Luiz)
00001
79'(Danny Ings)
00000
Tim Iroegbunam
86'(Philippe Coutinho)
00000
00000
Tommi O'Reilly
00000
00000
00000
00000
000--

Team Ranks

Brighton and Hove Albion
Match stats
Aston Villa
66%
Possession
34%
12
Shots
9
1
Shots (On goal)
4
7
Corners
2
2
Saves
1
17
Fouls
11