Aston Villa’s revival under Unai Emery continued with a win over Brighton at the AMEX on Sunday afternoon. Two strikes from Danny Ings allowed them to overcome a shaky start to the season. Mac Allister caught Douglas Luiz at the visitors’ box edge and lashed his effort past Emiliano Martinez for the opener. After some dominance from Brighton, Villa quickly grew into the game with Pervis Estupinan clearing just as Ings crossed could have put the hosts in danger. They were level moments later, however, thanks to a poor challenge from Dunk. The centre back slid in upon John McGinn who beat him with the ball and had his legs swept away. Robert Sanchez was able to get a penalty, but Ings’ central strike was too strong and beat the Spaniard. Villa went 2-1 ahead after that direct play. Just moments after Emiliano Buendia had hit the post with an impressive header, Luiz grabbed the ball off Mac Allister and fed Ings. Ings would score past Sanchez via a Levi Colwill Deflect. In the face of Brighton’s pressure to win their second league title under Emery, Roberto De Zerbi was left with defeat after three consecutive wins in all competitions.GK: Robert Sanchez (6); RB: Pascal Gross (6) CB: Levi Colwill (7) CB: Lewis Dunk (6, LB: Pervis Estupinan (7); CM: Alexis Mac Allister (8) CM: Moises Caicedo (7); RW: Solly March (6) AM: Adam Lallana (6), LW: Leandro Trossard 6); ST: Danny Welbeck (6)SUB: Julio Enciso (6), Deniz Undav (6), Joel Veltman ((6)), Tariq Lamptey ((6)).GK: Emiliano Martinez (7); RB: Matty Cash (7) CB: Ezri Konsa (7); CB: Tyrone Mings (7) LB: Lucas Digne (7); RM: John McGinn (7), CM: Boubacar Kamara (7), CM: Douglas Luiz (7), LM: Jacob Ramsey (6) ST: Danny Ings (9); ST: Emiliano Buendia (7).SUB: Ashley Young (6), Leon Bailey (6), Leander Dendoncker (6), Cameron Archer (6), Ludwig Augustinsson (6).

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