FALMER. Aston Villa manages to find the solution against Brighton & Hove Albion to win 2-1. D. Ings was the key to score 2 goals. It was Brighton & Hove Albion to strike first with an early goal of A. Mac Allister at the 2′. Then it was a penalty in the 19′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Ings gave the win to Aston Villa in the 54′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Brighton & Hove Albion was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).
The match was played at the The American Express Community Stadium stadium in Falmer on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Chris Kavanagh with the assistance of Daniel Cook and Daniel Robathan. The 4th official was Graham Scott. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 13.9 degrees Celsius or 57.02 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.
Brighton & Hove Albion was in firm control of the ball 65% while Aston Villa was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Brighton & Hove Albion was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 2 were on target. Even so, Aston Villa managed to find the solution to win this match.
Brighton & Hove Albion shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Aston Villa shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target.
Brighton & Hove Albion received 2 yellow cards (M. Caicedo and R. De Zerbi). On the other side, Aston Villa received 6 yellow cards (T. Mings, M. Cash, L. Bailey, A. Young, B. Kamara and E. Martinez).
After playing this match, Brighton & Hove Albion will stay with 21 points like Chelsea to stay in the 7th place. On the opposite side, Aston Villa will have 15 points like Leeds United to stay in the 15th place.
A. Mac Allister
D. Ings (Penalty)
R. De Zerbi
Aston Villa will host Liverpool on the 26th of December with a 19-6 head to head in favor of Liverpool (5 draws).
Brighton & Hove Albion: Formation and Lineups
Brighton & Hove Albion started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Roberto De Zerbi chose to play with the following team: Robert Sánchez , Pascal Groß , Lewis Dunk , Levi Colwill , Pervis Estupiñán , Alexis Mac Allister , Moisés Caicedo , Solly March , Adam Lallana, Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck .
Brighton & Hove Albion made 4 changes: A. Lallana for J. Enciso (6′), D. Welbeck for D. Undav (59′), J. Enciso for J. Veltman (59′) and P. Estupinan for T. Lamptey (81′).
Top player: Alexis Mac Allister
The player who no doubt impressed Brighton & Hove Albion the most was Alexis Mac Allister.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 55 passes (96% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Aston Villa: Formation and Lineups
Aston Villa started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the other side, Unai Emery Etxegoien played with: Emiliano Martínez , Matty Cash , Ezri Konsa , Tyrone Mings , Lucas Digne , John McGinn , Boubacar Kamara , Douglas Luiz , Jacob Ramsey , Emiliano Buendía and Danny Ings .
Aston Villa made 5 changes: J. Ramsey for A. Young (68′), E. Buendia for L. Bailey (74′), Douglas Luiz for L. Dendoncker (82′), L. Digne for L. Augustinsson (82′) and D. Ings for C. Archer (83′).
Top player: Danny Ings
Probably the most impressive player in Aston Villa was Danny Ings.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 17 passes (76% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 12.
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