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Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa Live Commentary, 13/11/2022

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1 - 2
BHA
AVL
A. Mac Allister (1)
D. Ings (20 pen)
D. Ings (54)
The American Express Community Stadium

Commentary

That's all for today. Goodbye.
After the World Cup, Brighton travel to Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup, with Villa hosting Liverpool.
Ings scored twice as Villa came from behind to beat Brighton and secure their first away victory of the season. Their torrid run on the road looked set to continue when they conceded inside a minute. Martinez was at fault, gifting the ball to Mac Allister who shrugged off Luiz before shooting past his compatriot. Growing into the game, Villa then levelled the score from the spot. Kamara found McGinn in the box, who took one touch before being tripped by Dunk. Ings gave himself the responsibility of scoring, taking the ball off Digne before firing it into the bottom corner. The former Southampton man then doubled his tally in the second half to give Villa the lead. Swapping fortunes, Luiz robbed Mac Allister of possession before sliding it towards Ings. Rolling past Dunk, the forward’s deflected strike beat Sanchez. Struggling in the attack, the home side should have equalised in the 89th-minute. Getting on the end of Mac Allister’s cross, Colwill was unmarked in the box but couldn’t hit the target from close range.
90' + 9' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 1-2 ASTON VILLA
J. McGinn
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
90' + 8' McGinn now enters the book. He is the ninth player to be given a yellow card.
E. Martínez
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
90' + 8' Martinez doing his best to waste as much time as possible with a goal-kick. He is given a yellow card.
90' + 7' Brighton keep launching the ball into the box and Villa keep clearing it away. Mings and Konsa look comfortable due to their superior height advantage.
90' + 5' McGinn gives Villa some time to breathe. He runs down the left before being tackled. The ball rolls out for a Villa throw-in.
90' + 3' Villa are being pinned into their own defensive third. Brighton are having all of the ball in the final few minutes and are pushing for an equaliser.
90' + 1' The corner is cleared away. Cash gets there first, he thinks he should have a foul after being pushed in the back, but the play continues.
90' There will be eight minutes of additional time and Brighton have a corner. March's cross deflects behind.
89' OVER! Brighton should be level. Colwill latches onto Mac Allister's cross and is unmarked in the middle of the box. With nobody around him, the Chelsea loanee misses the target completely.
88' McGinn plays a short corner to Bailey who runs past Gross and into the box. Looking for Young, the 37-year-old rushes in before crashing a low shot wide.
87' Villa fans cheer. Bailey holds the ball in the corner before booting it against Colwill.
86' Lamptey's tame shot from the edge is cleared away by Konsa.
B. Kamara
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
85' Kamara clatters into Gross and is given a yellow card. The referee has been busy today.
85' Dunk has a shot blocked inside the box.
A. Young
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
84' Another yellow card. Young slides down Lamptey who was breaking forward.
L. Dendoncker
Douglas Luiz
Aston Villa
83' Substitution in the Villa midfield. Luiz is replaced by Dendoncker.
C. Archer
D. Ings
Aston Villa
83' No hat-trick for Ings. He is replaced by Archer.
P. Groß
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
82' Gross is given a yellow card after excessive complaining. De Zerbi is also given a yellow card.
L. Augustinsson
L. Digne
Aston Villa
82' Substitution at full-back for Villa. Digne is replaced by Augustinsson.
T. Lamptey
P. Estupiñán
Brighton & Hove Albion
81' Substitution for Brighton. Lamptey replaces Estupinan.
81' Chance for Brighton. Trossard cuts in from the left outside the box before his powerful effort is saved by Martinez who dives to his right and catches the ball.
L. Bailey
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
80' Another yellow card for Villa. Bailey is the culprit this time.
M. Cash
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
79' Cash is given a yellow card for taking too much time with a throw-in inside the Villa half.
78' Caicedo looks to Undav with a launched ball forward, but it goes out for a goal-kick. A strange moment from Martinez, who attempts to catch it, but completely misses it.
76' Great defending from Konsa. He flicks away March's headered cross. The flag goes up for offside, but the defender did not know that and did well to get the ball away.
L. Bailey
E. Buendía
Aston Villa
74' Substitution for Villa. Buendia is replaced by Bailey on the left wing.
73' Estupinan sends a cross from the left straight out for a goal-kick.
71' March is on the floor after Digne boots his leg. He looks to clear the ball but clatters into the Brighton man. With it inside the Villa box, Brighton want a penalty, but they will not get one. There is a short VAR check, but the referee points for the match to continue.
A. Young
J. Ramsey
Aston Villa
69' Substitution for Villa. Young replaces Ramsey.
67' Colwill looks for Estupinan down the left, but McGinn anticipates the pass and intercepts the ball.
65' Better from Brighton. Moving into the box, Estupinan's low cross is diverted behind by Mings.
63' Brighton have done very little since the start of the second half. Villa have dominated and are in the ascendancy.
61' Villa have won two of their last three Premier League games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 15 (D5 L8). They're looking to pick up back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since May.
60' It has been 30 minutes since Brighton last attempted a shot in this game.
J. Veltman
J. Enciso
Brighton & Hove Albion
59' Substitution for Brighton. Enciso, who replaced Lallana in the first half, is replaced by Veltman.
D. Undav
D. Welbeck
Brighton & Hove Albion
59' Substitution for Brighton. Welbeck is replaced by Undav. The former Arsenal man has struggled to make an impact.
M. Caicedo
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
57' Caicedo is given a yellow card after fouling Buendia.
Douglas Luiz
Assist
Aston Villa
55' The roles have reversed. Luiz wins possession off of Mac Allister on the edge of the box, passing it to Ings who beats Sanchez to score his second. In the first half, it was the Villa man who was beaten to the ball by the Argentine who turned it into the back of the net.
D. Ings
Goal
Aston Villa
54' GOAALLLL! INGS AGAIN! 2-1 VILLA! Another mistake leads to a goal. Mac Allister losses the ball on the edge of the box. Luiz slides it to Ings with the striker rolling it past Dunk before his deflected strike beats Sanchez.
54' Ramsey finds Buendia on the edge of the box looking for a one-two, but the former Norwich man is tackled by Caicedo.
52' Villa got off to a winning start under manager Emery, beating Manchester United 3-1 at Villa Park last week. However, the Spaniard was winless in his last five away Premier League games with the Gunners (D2 L3).
50' One of the best goals that will not count. Outside the box, Trossard nudges a defender before smashing the ball against the underside of the bar and into the net. Brighton fans cheer, but the referee had already blown his whistle.
49' March gets onto the end of Enciso's throughball, but cannot get past Mings who comes across to win possession.
47' March bursts down the right looking to beat Karama. Crossing the ball into the box, it bobbles before being hacked clear.
46' Martinez gets an early touch in the second half. He elects to go long with his pass.
46' The second half is underway.
The only two shots on target so far have been the goals. Despite Brighton keeping the ball well for most of the half, they have struggled to get inside Villa’s box. Crosses have flashed across the opposition box, but they do not have a striker that is there to smell the opportunity. Having taken eight corners, they must do more with their set-pieces. The away side have looked more threatening, with the attacking trio of Ramsay, Ings and Buendia countering at pace, but the conclusion is similar. They have lacked product, and like Brighton, they have only scored due to the opposition making a mistake.
The scores are level at the break after Ings’ penalty cancelled out Mac Allister’s opener. It took less than a minute for the home side to take the lead, with Martinez at fault. Looking for Luiz, the Argentine’s short pass was latched onto by his compatriot, who took the ball away from the Villa midfielder and tucked it into the net from close range. With the game end-to-end, Emery's team broke Brighton’s resistance from the penalty spot. Running onto Kamara’s throughball, McGinn got a touch on it before being taken down by Dunk. Taking it off of Digne, Ings took responsibility for the spot-kick, shooting down the middle of the goal. Gross and Luiz could have given their respective sides the lead straight from a corner, but Martinez and Sanchez were there to push it away.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 1-1 ASTON VILLA
45' + 3' On the other side, March's corner is knocked away by Kamara and behind. March takes it again, with Kamara clearing it up the pitch with the final touch of the half.
45' + 2' Gross' inswinging corner is flicked away by Martinez and past the head of Dunk.
45' + 1' Welbeck receives the ball inside the box but fails to get it under control. With two Villa men around him, the ball is cleared away and the chance is gone.
45' There will be three minutes of additional time.
44' Kamara boots the ball straight off the pitch and out for a goal-kick. With Sanchez off his line, it may have been an attempt to score what would have been a spectacular goal.
42' Villa are unbeaten in their last six away league games against Brighton (W2 D4), since a 1-0 loss in their 1980-81 title-winning season. Having won 2-0 in this fixture last term, the Villans are looking to pick up back-to-back away league wins against Brighton for the first time.
40' Smart from Dunk. Buendia runs free down the right, chipping the ball towards Ings. Marked by Dunk, the defender goes low to chest it back to Sanchez rather than smash it clear and give possession back to Villa.
39' Estupinan's cross from the left goes to the back of the box where Gross is positioned. However, the German cannot get onto the end of it with the ball rolling out for a throw-in.
38' March curls the corner straight into the gloves of Martinez.
37' March takes a throw-in from the right quickly. With Gross free in the middle of the box, Kamara comes across to clear the ball over the bar.
36' Luiz's inswinging corner is clawed away by Sanchez. It was heading for the top corner before his intervention.
35' Villa have a chance. Ings lays the ball into the path of Ramsey who has his attempt deflected over by Dunk. With the ball looping towards the goal, Sanchez scrabbled backwards to ensure it ended up over the bar.
34' Mach takes a corner from the other side, going short to Caicedo. The midfielder then curls the ball towards the box, but Buendia is fouled on the edge by Trossard.
33' CLOSE! Brighton almost take the lead from the corner. Gross shoots straight from the corner. Going low, his curling attempt is pushed away by Martinez.
31' Trossard finds Estupinan who is overlapping him down the left. Driving the ball across the box, it is cleared away by Mings and out for a corner.
29' Ings looks to curl the ball forward with the outside of his foot with McGinn the target. Running free, Sanchez gets there before the midfielder and smashes it clear.
28' After a spell of Brighton possession, Enciso gives the ball away after missing Welbeck with a short pass.
T. Mings
Yellow Card
Aston Villa
26' Mings is given a yellow card after pulling March around the halfway mark.
23' March goes short looking for Caicedo who swings it in. However, the referee blows his whistle, with Villa given a free-kick inside the box.
22' Brighton have a corner after Gross' cross is deflected wide by Buendia.
D. Ings
Penalty Goal
Aston Villa
20' GOAALLLL! INGS SCORES! 1-1! Sanchez gets a touch on the ball, but he cannot keep it out. The striker aims down the middle of the goal, with the Spanish goalkeeper diving to the right. Ings has now scored 10 of the 11 penalties he's taken in the Premier League
19' PENALTY TO ASTON VILLA! Dunk slides down McGinn who gets to Kamara's throughball before the defender. The Scottish international touches the ball away from the centre-back who clatters into him. Digne is holding the ball with Ings talking to the defender.
17' CHANCE! Villa could be level. Ramsey bursts forward, sliding the ball down the left of the box towards Ings. From a tight angle, the former Southampton striker looks to play it across the box, but Estupinan is there to clear it away.
15' Luiz goes low with his next corner, but Digne cannot control the ball. Trossard attempts to hack it clear before Dunk kicks it off the pitch.
14' Luiz's inswinging corner is turned behind by Caicedo. Villa appeal for a penalty, but it goes off the head of the midfielder. Ramsey is now back on the pitch.
13' Ramsey is now down and is receiving treatment.
12' Ings has a chance in the box after latching onto a launched ball forward by Martinez, but his effort is directed over by Colwill who goes sliding in.
11' Villa move forward down the left through Ramsey, but his low cross is intercepted by Caicedo who was ready for it.
10' Kamara kicks the back of Trossard's leg who was turning on the ball. Brighton have a free-kick on the left in a crossing position. However, nothing comes of the chance.
8' Enciso turns away from Mings around halfway and is pulled to the ground. The Villa defender is lucky to get away without a yellow card.
7' Villa are winless in their last eight Premier League away games (D2 L6), with only Nottingham Forest (one) scoring fewer on the road than the Villans this term (three). They last had a longer run without an away win in the top-flight between August 2015 and September 2019 (21 games). They must come from behind if they want to secure three points today.
J. Enciso
A. Lallana
Brighton & Hove Albion
5' Early substitution for Brighton. Lallana is replaced by Enciso. Lallana is the first player to be subbed off in the opening five minutes of a Premier League game since Ross Barkley in November 2020, who was subbed off in this fixture while playing for Aston Villa.
4' Lallana is on the ground and is receiving treatment.
3' It's been a difficult start for Martinez. Under pressure, he kicks the ball over the head of Digne who could not keep it on the pitch.
A. Mac Allister
Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
1' GOALLLLLL! MAC ALLISTER SCORES! 1-0 BRIGHTON! Martinez has his head in his hands. The Aston Villa goalkeeper passes the ball straight to Mac Alister looking for Luiz who is nudged by the Brighton man. One-on-one, he directs his effort past the Argentine and into the net.
1' Brighton get this Premier League match underway.
Brighton have won just one of their six Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (D2 L3), winning 2-1 at Villa Park in November 2020.
As for Villa, Emery makes five alterations to the team that lost to Manchester United during the week. Similar to Brighton, the away side change their goalkeeper and full-backs. Martinez retains his Premier League spot, coming in for Olsen, with Cash and Digne replacing Young and Augustinsson. The only defender to retain their place is Konsa, with Mings playing at centre-back instead of Chambers. Buendia starts at left wing with Ollie Watkins out of the squad, meaning that Ings leads the Villa attack.
Brighton makes six changes to the team that beat Arsenal in the EFL Cup last time out. The first comes in the goalkeeping position, with Sanchez replacing Steele. At full-back, Veltman and Lamptey are replaced by Gross and Estupinan. In the midfield, Mac Allister is preferred ahead of Gilmour, with Trossard starting a left wing instead of Jeremy Sarmiento who is out of the squad. Finally, with Brighton dropping a striker for an attacking midfielder, Lallana takes the place of Enciso.
ASTON VILLA SUBS: Ludwig Augustinsson, Jan Bednarek, Leon Bailey, Ashley Young, Calum Chambers, Cameron Archer, Robin Olsen, Morgan Sanson, Leander Dendoncker.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Emiliano Martinez; Matthew Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn; Jacob Ramsey, Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Jason Steele, Deniz Undav, Tariq Lamptey, Jan-Paul van Hecke, Joel Veltman, Ed Turns, Julio Enciso, Evan Ferguson, Billy Gilmour.
BRIGHTON (4-2-3-1): Robert Sanchez; Pascal Gross, Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Pervis Estupinan; Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo; Solly March, Adam Lallana, Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck.
New Villa boss Unai Emery got off to a flying start, beating Manchester United at Villa Park in their previous Premier League match. Visiting Old Trafford just four days later in the EFL Cup, Erik ten Hag got the better of the Spaniard, with his side coming back from behind on two occasions to win 4-2. Winless away from home this season, a victory for Villa would see them move from 15th to 12th.
Winless in their first five matches under new manager Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton have won back-to-back games against Chelsea and Wolves. In seventh place, a third successive Premier League win for the first time since 2018 would see them move into fifth, one point above Manchester United who face Fulham later today. The home side were also successful during the week, beating Premier League leaders Arsenal in the EFL Cup.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Premier League clash between Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa.