Lots to look forward to over the next few days
Ange Postecoglou grew up supporting Liverpool.
Today, he faces them for the first time as Spurs boss in a clash of unbeaten Premier League teams
HT: Aston Villa 3-0 Brighton
Shots on target: 5-1
Big chances: 1-2
Touches in opp. box: 30-5
Sides Ollie Watkins has scored the most against in the Premier League:
◉ 5 - Brighton
◎ 5 - Liverpool
◎ 4 - Arsenal
And there’s still plenty of time to make it six…
Moussa Diaby’s first half by numbers:
9 touches in opp. box
7 final third passes
2 successful take-ons
2 passes into the box
2 shots on target
1 chance created
Giving the Brighton back-line nightmares.
At 20-years-old, Ansu Fati has already scored in:
◎ Champions League
◎ Copa del Rey
◉ Premier League
His first for Brighton is his 30th senior goal.
No player has scored more Premier League hat-tricks for Aston Villa in the competition’s history than Ollie Watkins:
◎ vs. Liverpool (2020)
◉ vs. Brighton (2023)
Taking home another matchball at Villa Park.
2 - Ollie Watkins is the first player to score two hat-tricks in a single season in all competitions for Aston Villa since Andy Gray in 1976-77. Clinical.
Everton XI: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski(C), Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Garner, Onana, Gueye, McNeil; Doucouré; Calvert-Lewin.
Luton XI: Kaminski; Burke, Lockyer(C), Bell; Kaboré, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Doughty; Brown, Ogbene; Morris.
Manchester United XI: Onana; Dalot, Lindelöf, Varane, Amrabat; Casemiro, Mount; Pellistri, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.
Crystal Palace XI: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Hughes, Doucouré; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Mateta.
Bournemouth XI: Neto; Aarons, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez; Cook, Philip; Tavernier, Christie, Kluivert; Solanke.
Arsenal XI: David Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Gabriel Jesús.
Wolves XI: José Sá; Dawson, Kilman(C), Gomes; Nélson Semedo, Lemina, João Gomes, Aït-Nouri; Pedro Neto, Matheus Cunha, Hwang.
Man City XI: Ederson; Walker(C), Akanji, Rúben Dias, Aké; Nunes, Kovacic; Foden, Álvarez, Doku; Haaland.
Newcastle XI: Pope; Trippier, Schär, Lascelles(C), Burn; Longstaff, Bruno Guimarães, Anderson; Almirón, Isak, Gordon.
Burnley XI: Trafford; Roberts, Al Dakhil, Beyer, Taylor; Cullen, Ramsey; Koleosho, Brownhill(C), Berge; Amdouni.
Ollie Watkins vs Brighton:
Goals - 3
Assists - 1
Shots - 6
Key passes - 5
Successful dribbles - 2
WS Rating - 10
The Aston Villa striker is the first player to earn a perfect 10 rating in the Premier League this season!
1996 - Douglas Luiz has become only the second player to score in five consecutive home Premier League appearances for Aston Villa, after Dwight Yorke in December 1996. Streak.
Bukayo Saka has scored a headed goal in a Premier League game for just the second time in his career:
◎ vs. Sheffield United (2020)
◉ vs. Bournemouth (2023)
He wasn’t missing from there.
Joachim Andersen has now scored at the Etihad and Old Trafford for Crystal Palace.
The Manchester double.
Goals in the Premier League this season: