BIRMINGHAM: Brighton & Hove Albion celebrated their first Premier League victory since September after Danny Welbeck helped them to a 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Saturday with his first objective for the membership.
Solly March additionally netted a high-quality objective for the guests to cancel out Ezri Konsa’s equaliser as Brighton moved clear of the relegation zone with 9 factors from as many video games. Sixth-placed Villa suffered their third successive dwelling defeat.
The pulsating conflict had a dramatic climax as Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey was despatched off in stoppage time moments earlier than referee Michael Oliver rescinded a penalty he awarded to Villa after a VAR verify.
Villa missed a string of possibilities within the first half and had been punished as Welbeck raced clear from inside his personal half within the twelfth minute and beat goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez with a deliciously dinked end.
The dwelling aspect hit the woodwork twice within the opening 45 minutes and Konsa equalised shortly after the break when he slid in at the far publish to show in Bertrand Traore’s free kick.
Villa laid siege to the Brighton objective however had been shocked once more within the 56th minute when March capped a flowing transfer with a elegant first-time shot from 18 metres into the highest nook.