2021/22
Matchweek 27
All times shown are your local time
Sat 26 Feb 2022
Kick Off:
Amex Stadium, Falmer
Att: 31,475
Ref: John Brooks
KOMins
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  • HT
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    58
    68
    83
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Watkins ends drought as Villa do double over Brighton

    Goals from Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins returned Aston Villa to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion. 

    The opener came on 17 minutes when Cash smashed in from the edge of the box after Lucas Digne's cross had not been properly cleared. 

    Brighton came close to equalising five minutes later but Alexis Mac Allister's first-time effort clipped the bar. At the other end, Robert Sanchez superbly saved Philippe Coutinho's free-kick.

    The Brighton 'keeper could not stop Watkins from breaking a seven-match goal drought as Tyrone Mings' brilliant ball in behind allowed the striker to slot home on 68 minutes for his first goal since December.

    Despite Brighton dominating possession they had only one shot on target, with Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay missing their best chances. 

    Villa go above Leicester into 12th on 30 points, three behind 10th-placed Brighton with a match in hand. 

    See: Brighton reportVilla report

    Next fixtures

    Brighton: 5 Mar v Newcastle (A)
    Aston Villa: 5 Mar v Southampton (H)

    Match officials

    Referee: John Brooks. Assistants: Neil Davies, Matthew Wilkes. Fourth official: David Coote. VAR: Michael Oliver. Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.

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    Match officials

    Referee: John Brooks

    Assistants: Neil Davies, Matt Wilkes

    Fourth Official: David Coote

    VAR: Michael Oliver

    Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger

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        Season So Far

        Brighton
         
        Aston Villa

        Top Player Stats

          Head-to-Head

          Brighton
          Total Wins
          1
          Home
          0
          Away
          1
          Aston Villa
          Total Wins
          6
          Home
          4
          Away
          2

          Played

          9

          Draws 2

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