Brighton's Tariq Lamptey was a threat to the Aston Villa defence

Aston Villa vs Brighton player ratings: Who shone and who struggled on Steven Gerrard's big day at Villa Park

Brighton and Hove Albion lost their first away match of the season as Steven Gerrard got his Aston Villa career off to a flying start with a 2-0 victory at Villa Park

Saturday, 20th November 2021, 7:35 pm

Brighton had the better chances in the first half with Tariq Lamptey and Leo Trossard both having efforts saved by Villa keeper Martinez.

While Brighton keeper Jason Steele preformed well on his Premier League debut to keep out Matty Cash and Danny Ings.

The hosts improved after the break and pinned Albion back. Villa’s first goal of the Gerrard era arrived seven minutes from time courtesy of a superb curling strike from Ollie Watkins.

Tyrone Mings then smashed home a second goal after 88 minutes to send Villa Park wild and hand Gerrard’s team victory.

Scroll down and click through to see how each player rated on a highly-charged afternoon at Villa Park

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