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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Jack Grealish (45'+2')
  • Matt Targett (90'+4')
  • Adam Webster (21')
  • Aaron Mooy (35')

Villa fight back to secure last-gasp win over 10-man Brighton

Aston Villa ground out a last-gasp 2-1 home win over 10-man Brighton & Hove Albion in a gripping Premier League clash after the visitors took the lead and then had Aaron Mooy sent off on Saturday.

Matt Targett struck a stoppage-time winner for Villa, who fell behind to an Adam Webster header in the 21st minute before Aaron Mooy was shown two yellow cards for a pair of crunching fouls.

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Villa's Conor Hourihane had a goal disallowed by VAR in the 42nd minute before Jack Grealish levelled on the stroke of halftime following a Frederic Guilbert cross.

Brighton enjoyed the lion's share of the possession in a rip-roaring first half and missed a string of chances as Villa keeper Tom Heaton pulled off several superb saves while the visitors were also guilty of poor finishing.

Heaton's counterpart Mat Ryan also did well to deny the home side on several occasions, particularly when he kept out a Hourihane sitter shortly after the break with Anwar El Ghazi blazing the rebound over the bar.

Just when Brighton appeared to have weathered Villa's second-half onslaught, Targett was left with time and space to fire the winner past Ryan after a fine pass from Grealish.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 16 +26 46
2 Leicester City 16 +29 38
3 Manchester City 16 +25 32
4 Chelsea 16 +7 29
5 Manchester United 16 +6 24
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 +4 24
7 Tottenham Hotspur 16 +7 23
8 Sheffield United 16 +3 22
9 Crystal Palace 16 -4 22
10 Newcastle United 16 -6 22
11 Arsenal 15 -2 19
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -4 19
13 Burnley 16 -8 18
14 Everton 16 -9 17
15 AFC Bournemouth 16 -6 16
16 West Ham United 15 -8 16
17 Aston Villa 16 -5 15
18 Southampton 16 -17 15
19 Norwich City 16 -17 11
20 Watford 16 -21 9