Aston Villa vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Live stream TV updates and how to watch Premier League 2020/21 (1-2): More VAR drama!
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17:5814 days ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton

Despite a late red card for Tariq Lamptey and a late penalty being overturned by VAR, Villa fall to a third consecutive home defeat. Plenty to think about for both camps.
17:5514 days ago

Fury for Villa

The VAR checks show that Solly March did get the ball, but Villa believe the follow through was enough to warrant a penalty. It will be one debated for a while for sure.
17:5414 days ago

VAR check

Michael Oliver goes over to the monitor and decides to overturn his decision.
17:5214 days ago


Late drama as Trezeguet goes down dramatically, but the penalty is given. It will be checked.
17:5114 days ago


Some light handbags between Jack Grealish and Veltman. Grealish is booked

Tariq Lamptey has been sent off for a second bookable offence.

17:4514 days ago

Five minutes to go

Konsa is pickpocketed by Welbeck and is bailed out by Cash. Five minutes left for Villa to find a leveller. 
17:4214 days ago

Closing stages

Brighton are looking to shut up shop with four natural centre backs on the pitch.
17:3914 days ago

Issue for Brighton

Danny Welbeck has pulled up with cramp. Dan Burn is being prepped to come on as a sub, who replaces Neal Maupay.
17:3414 days ago

Double sub

Bertrand Traore and Douglas Luiz are replaced by Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi.
17:3314 days ago


A blind backheel by Grealish gifts the ball to Maupay, but Welbeck can't quite finish it.
17:3114 days ago


Gross whips in a cross towards the back post which is flicked on by Welbeck. Solly March meets it on the volley, but it is blocked by Cash.
17:2714 days ago

Villa response

Villa have again looked dangerous on the attack, but their shooting has been akin to that of a drunk stormtrooper. They've only let themselves down in front of goal. Brighton have looked much more clinical.
17:2114 days ago

Penalty call

There were slight calls for a handball against Matty Cash, but VAR shows that the ball was already out of play.
17:1614 days ago


Brighton retake the lead through a beautiful effort from Solly March. As we were.
17:1414 days ago

Much the same

The game is still being played at a rapid tempo with Villa having most of the ball. A fascinating game to watch
17:0614 days ago


WHAT A START! Bertrand Traore whips in a beautiful ball into the back post and Ezri Konsa arrives to guide it home. GAME ON!
17:0414 days ago

Half time sub

Joel Veltman replaces Adam Lallana.
16:4914 days ago

HALF TIME: Aston Villa 0-1 Brighton

And breathe. Somehow, that half only saw one goal, but there must be more to come.
16:4714 days ago

One minute added

There will be one minute added on the end of an action-packed first half.
16:4214 days ago


ANOTHER golden chance for Villa as Grealish drills a low cross into the path of Watkins. However, Ben White makes a brilliant tackle to divert the ball onto the post and out for a corner.
16:4114 days ago


Jack Grealish floats a cross in which Mings just about reaches, but Matt Ryan scrambles across his goal to make a brilliant clearance. Two golden chances for Villa have gone begging.
16:3714 days ago


After a solid tackle from Mings and a lovely looping ball from McGinn, Trezeguet again finds himself with the opportunity to level. He cuts inside and fires a powerful effort towards the far corner, but puts too much on it.
16:3314 days ago

Brighton quality showing

Aston Villa are absolutely dominating the play, but they cannot handle the pace of Brighton on the counter. Tariq Lamptey especially is causing Villa no end of trouble.
16:2714 days ago

Another effort

Trezeguet fires a wild effort over the bar. The winger has easily been Villa's best player so far, but his finishing is letting him down.
16:2514 days ago


Some more fantastic approach play from Trezeguet sets up Bertrand Traore. The makeshift attacking midfielder has an effort from range, but Ryan is down well to make the save.


Straight down the other end, Emi Martinez makes a crucial save outside of his area from Maupay.

16:2114 days ago


In a scene reminiscent of a laggy game of FIFA, Watkins falls over the ball in the area and Trezeguet has a first shot blocked and blasts a sitter over. Really poor finishing from Villa.
16:1814 days ago


So close to 0-2. Lamptey pounces on a loose ball from John McGinn and plays into the path of Welbeck. However, his heavy touch lets Martinez collect.
16:1414 days ago


Danny Welbeck chips a beautiful shot over the advancing Martinez. A vintage goal from Danny Welbeck that comes against the run of play.
16:1114 days ago


Traore almost makes an instant impact. He drills a cross into the box, finding Trezeguet at the back post. The Egpytian's venomous effort is blocked by Ben White.
16:0714 days ago

Early change

Bertrand Traore replaces the injured Ross Barkley. Interesting switch as you would have expected Conor Hourihane to come on in a like-for-like switch.
16:0314 days ago

Issues for Villa

Ross Barkley has gone down holding his hamstring within the first two minutes. Major concerns for Villa.
16:0114 days ago


The visitors kick the game off after the taking of the knee
15:5914 days ago

The teams are out

Both sides have took to the pitch before kickoff. The game will start imminently.
15:5514 days ago

Five minute warning

Kickoff is just five minutes away...
15:3614 days ago

A day of anniversaries

The match today not only marks Trezeguet's 50th appearance for Aston Villa, but it marks 146 years since four members of the Wesleyan Chapel met under a gaslit lamp on Heathfield Road and agreed to form a football club called Aston Villa. 
15:2314 days ago

Villa up next

The match at St James' Park is over, with Chelsea going to the top of the league with a 2-0 over Newcastle. Villa are up next, with kickoff coming in 35 minutes.
15:0414 days ago

Brighton team news

Solly March has shaken off his injury worries to start. Lewis Dunk also returns following his suspension.
15:0114 days ago

Aston Villa team news

An unchanged lineup for Villa from their 3-0 victory over Arsenal.
14:1714 days ago

Stat Attack

Aston Villa remain unbeaten in their last eight league meetings with the Seagulls, with their last defeat coming in December 1980.

80% of Brighton's last 15 Premier League points have been won away from home.

The last meeting between these two sides produced a 1-1 draw, with captain Jack Grealish popping up with a late equaliser to secure a point for Villa.

14:1214 days ago

Brighton fitness update

There are three doubts for Graham Potter's men ahead of their Villa Park showdown. Leandro Trossard, Solly March and Aaron Connolly have all picked up minor injuries and may miss the game.

Christian Walton, Alireza Jahanbaksh and Davy Propper are all in contention, as is Lewis Dunk who returns from suspension.

14:0714 days ago

Aston Villa fitness update

Dean Smith's men got a fitness boost with the news that goalkeeper Tom Heaton has returned to full training. The England international has been out since New Years Day following a freak knee injury.

Brazilian striker Wesley is "progressing well", though he is some way off returning to action. Wesley was injured in the same game as Heaton following a horror tackle from Burnley's Ben Mee.

Defenders Frederic Guilbert and Bjorn Engels remain out while rotation option Kortney Hause returned to training on Thursday.

14:0214 days ago

How to watch

The match will be available on BT Sport with coverage starting at 2:45 PM BST.

If you prefer to stream the game, it will be shown on the BT Player app as well as Sky Go.

If you wish to follow the action online your best option is right here on VAVEL!

13:5714 days ago


Welcome to's live coverage of the 2020/21 Premier League fixture: Aston Villa vs Brighton and Hove Albion!


My name is Andrew Maddox and I'll be your host for today's game. We will provide you with team news, pre-match analysis and score updates as it happens live on VAVEL.