Aston Villa vs. Brighton: Player ratings and lessons learned from Steven Gerrard’s debut

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Analysis of Aston Villa vs. Brighton: Player ratings and what we learned from Steven Gerrard’s debut

Steven Gerrard’s reign at Aston Villa began with a win over Brighton thanks to late goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings.

The Steven Gerrard era at Aston Villa began with a 2-0 victory over Brighton at Villa Park, thanks to an outstanding performance from Ollie Watkins and a fantastic first-time strike from Tyrone Mings.

Before the goal, Watkins had had a frustrating afternoon, but he backed himself when Villa went on the counter in the 83rd minute, ignoring the wide-open Leon Bailey and firing an unstoppable effort past Jason Steele.

Villa erupted after the goal, and Mings pounced on a loose ball to send the Holte End into raptures for the second time.

Villa’s five-game losing streak comes to an end, and they now have 13 points after 12 Premier League games, while Brighton have gone seven games without a league victory and are still on 17 points.

Emi Martinez (nine)

Just before the half-hour mark, the goalkeeper was called into action when things got a little tangled in front of him, but he was able to save Leandro Trossard’s strike.

Martinez then made a spectacular save to deny Lamptey and was instrumental in Villa’s clean sheet.

Matty Cash has a rating of 7 out of 10.

Villa’s first big chance came from his header, which forced Jason Steele to make a good save.

Cash claimed a penalty in the second half after collapsing under pressure from Solly March, but VAR dismissed the appeals quickly.

Mings, Tyrone – 7

As the left-sided centre-back, he was frequently dragged out of position to assist Targett in dealing with Tariq Lamptey’s threat.

Just after the break, Mings came close to putting Villa in front, but Steele saved him with a flying save.

With Villa leading 1-0, he was in the right place at the right time, displaying great poise to keep his effort low and double the lead.

6 Ezri Konsa

Konsa missed Smith’s last game, a 1-0 loss at Southampton, but was back alongside Mings to continue what will most likely be Gerrard’s first-choice partnership going forward.

Konsa didn’t have much to do in the game, but as a center-back, that’s not a bad thing.

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Analysis of Aston Villa vs. Brighton: Player ratings and what we learned from Steven Gerrard’s debut

Aston Villa vs Brighton analysis: Player ratings and what we learned from Steven Gerrard’s first game

Aston Villa vs Brighton analysis: Player ratings and what we learned from Steven Gerrard’s first game

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