S
SEARCH
M
SW
Saturday, December 5
Collect News Data
Nov 21, 2020 at 3pm UK
Aston VillaAston Villa
1-2
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
Konsa (47')
Targett (44'), Grealish (90+1')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Welbeck (12'), March (56')
Bissouma (69'), Lamptey (88')
Lamptey (90+1')
/esi/1339/6_G_1_120446/index.html?art_id=423192&game_id=120446&sport_id=1&ESI

Result: Danny Welbeck scores first Brighton goal in controversial win over Aston Villa

:Headline: Result: Danny Welbeck scores first Brighton goal in controversial win over Aston Villa:
The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker scored his first goal for the Seagulls.
Sports Mole

Danny Welbeck's first goal for Brighton set Albion on their way to a first win in seven Premier League matches amid a controversial finish at Villa Park.

The former Manchester United and Arsenal striker struck to give the visitors a half-time lead before Aston Villa equalised at the start of the second half through Ezri Konsa.

Solly March quickly restored Brighton's advantage with a lovely curling effort and Graham Potter's team held on comfortably in the end for a 2-1 victory.

However, they were made to sweat in injury time as Tariq Lamptey was sent off for two bookable challenges on John McGinn and then Jack Grealish.

Lamptey had not even taken his seat on the bench before Villa were then awarded a penalty after March brought down Trezeguet. However, referee Michael Oliver reversed his decision after being invited to consult VAR.

Villa have now lost all three home matches since the emphatic 7-2 defeat of Premier League champions Liverpool at the beginning of October.

Unsurprisingly, Dean Smith named an unchanged team after winning so impressively at Arsenal prior to the international break. However, the Villa boss was forced to alter his plans after only five minutes when Ross Barkley was injured.

The midfielder appeared to tweak a hamstring while taking a free-kick and he was replaced by Bertrand Traore.

Smith will be hoping it is not a serious problem as Barkley would be a big miss for Villa, having impressed since his arrival on loan from Chelsea.

Things got worse for the hosts as they fell behind after 12 minutes. The goal was against the run of play but it was well-worked by Brighton. Pascal Gross and Adam Lallana combined to win back possession inside their own half, before the latter sent Welbeck clear with a neat through ball.

Welbeck still had plenty to do, carrying the ball half the length of the pitch before keeping his composure to calmly lift his shot over former Arsenal team-mate Emiliano Martinez with a clever finish.

Villa should have quickly equalised but Aaron Webster denied Trezeguet with a heroic goal-line clearance before the Egyptian then somehow blazed the rebound over the crossbar from seven yards out.

When Trezeguet did hit the target midway through the first half, this time with an effort from just outside the area, Mathew Ryan got down well to make the save.

Martinez was out quickly to thwart Neal Maupay when he was put through on goal by Welbeck as Brighton looked to extend their lead.

Villa finished the first half strongly. Ryan made an unorthodox save on his goal-line to kick away a header from Tyrone Mings, before Ben White made a goal-saving block to deny Ollie Watkins.

The hosts maintained their momentum after the break and were deservedly level at the start of the second half. Traore put a brilliant ball into the box from a free-kick and Konsa, timing his run to perfection, slid in to turn the ball home with an outstretched foot.

The game had become end to end and Brighton restored their advantage after 56 minutes. Gross switched play to the left flank, picking out March with a raking pass. March then curled a fine shot beyond Martinez and into the far corner of the net.

The frenetic pace looked to have caught up with the players at the midway-point of the second half as the tempo hit a bit of a lull. Villa were starting to look tired and devoid of ideas, while Brighton were also a little leggy and in no real rush to get up the pitch.

When they did, via a counter-attack in the 78th minute, Maupay, at full stretch attempting to get on the end of a Gross cross, headed the ball wide.

Brighton were comfortably protecting their lead but it all threatened to go wrong in the closing stages. Lamptey was sent off in injury time after collecting two yellow cards in quick succession.

Villa were then awarded a penalty, although replays suggested March might have played enough of the ball. Referee Oliver thought so after taking a look at the pitchside monitor and overturned his initial decision, much to the fury of Villa boss Smith.

body check tags ::

amp_article_423192 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2020-11-21 17:21:02:
html db last update - 2020-12-04 11:45:20 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Adam Webster: 'The time was right for me to captain Brighton'
Man United 'identify Tuchel as possible Solskjaer replacement'
Arsenal 'interested in Basaksehir midfielder Ozcan'
Aston Villa 'put £100m price tag on Jack Grealish'
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs106312191221
2Liverpool106312217521
3Chelsea1054122101219
4Leicester CityLeicester106041914518
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham105231711617
6Southampton105231916317
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves105231111017
8Everton105141917216
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd95131616016
10Aston Villa95042013715
11Manchester CityMan City94321511415
12Leeds UnitedLeeds104241517-214
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle104241215-314
14Arsenal104151012-213
15Crystal Palace104151215-313
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton102441416-210
17Fulham102171119-87
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom10136718-116
19Burnley9126417-135
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd10019416-121
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Tottenham HotspurSpurs106312191221
2Liverpool106312217521
3Chelsea1054122101219
4Leicester CityLeicester106041914518
5West Ham UnitedWest Ham105231711617
6Southampton105231916317
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves105231111017
8Everton105141917216
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd95131616016
10Aston Villa95042013715
11Manchester CityMan City94321511415
12Leeds UnitedLeeds104241517-214
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle104241215-314
14Arsenal104151012-213
15Crystal Palace104151215-313
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton102441416-210
17Fulham102171119-87
18West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom10136718-116
19Burnley9126417-135
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd10019416-121
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.