Brighton 1-2 Aston Villa: The Villains win scrappy game on the south coast

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Aston Villa enjoyed an away victory against Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Sunday. Both Brighton and Villa arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Brighton had been hopeful of continuing their good run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Wolverhampton Wanderers away (3-2), the other to Chelsea at home (4-1). Villa were looking to extend their winning run after a 3-1 victory against Manchester United. Brighton are currently 7th with 21 points from 16 matches, while Villa sit in 15th, with 15 points from 16.

Brighton started the first half well, with an early goal from Alexis MacAllister in the 1st minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Danny Ings equalised for The Villa, 20 minutes in to see out the first half 1-1.

Villa started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, when Danny Ings found the net once more on the 54 minute mark, seing the match finish 2-1.

Substitutions for Brighton included Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, Joel Veltman and Tariq Lamptey for Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck, Julio Enciso and Pervis Estupinan, respectively. Villa replaced Jacob Ramsey, Emiliano Buendia, Douglas Luiz, Danny Ings and Lucas Digne for Ashley Young, Leon Bailey, Leander Dendoncker, Cameron Archer and Ludwig Augustinsson.

There were bookings for Moisés Caicedo and Pascal Gross from Brighton. For Villa, Tyrone Mings, Matty Cash, Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Boubacar Kamara, Emilano Martinez and John McGinn saw yellow.

Brighton will next play Southampton away, with Villa facing Liverpool at home.

Technical card:
Brighton & Hove Albion:Robert Sanchez, Pascal Gross, Lewis Dunk, Levi Colwill, Pervis Estupinan (Tariq Lamptey, min.81), Solly March, Adam Lallana (Julio Enciso, min.5), Alexis MacAllister, Moisés Caicedo, Leandro Trossard and Danny Welbeck (Deniz Undav, min.59)
Aston Villa:Emilano Martinez, Matty Cash, Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, Lucas Digne (Ludwig Augustinsson, min.83), Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz (Leander Dendoncker, min.83), John McGinn, Jacob Ramsey (Ashley Young, min.69), Emiliano Buendia (Leon Bailey, min.74) and Danny Ings (Cameron Archer, min.83)
Stadium:the Amex Stadium
Goals:Alexis MacAllister (1-0, min. 1), Danny Ings (1-1, min. 20) and Danny Ings (1-2, min. 54)