Aston Villa vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Football Match Report

Paola Ditto
Novembre 21, 2020

The official pointed to the spot after Trezeguet went down theatrically under the challenge of Solly March in the 94th minute and it looked like Villa would have the chance to equalise for the second time in the game.

Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to challenge Michael Oliver, after he chose to perform a U-turn on his decision to award Aston Villa a late penalty against Brighton.

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 goal for the club.

Welbeck, who endured a hard year at relegated Watford last season with only two league goals in 18 appearances, was delighted after opening his account at Brighton.

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"It's a very important three points", the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker told the BBC. "I just kept my cool and slotted it over the keeper".

Bertrand Traore's free-kick reached Konsa at the far post and the unmarked Villa defender slid in for a clinical finish.

But they were stunned again in the 56th minute when March capped a flowing move with a sublime first-time shot from 18 metres into the top corner, leaving Martinez rooted to his line.

The referee was asked to consult the pitch-side monitors before making a final decision, and having noted that March kicked the ball against his opponent before making contact, chose to reverse his call.

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