Unai Emery made it back-to-back wins as Aston Villa manager in the Premier League as a Danny Ings double helped them to a 2-1 win at Brighton.
In-form Brighton grabbed the perfect start when Alexis Mac Allister’s press robbed Douglas Luiz of possession inside the first 90 seconds before sweeping home the opener.
However, Villa shook off their shaky start and equalised when Ings netted from the penalty spot after Lewis Dunk has fouled John McGinn.
Ings grabbed his second of the game after the break, squeezing in from close range after Luiz got revenge on Mac Allister by pressing him to set up the chance for the Villa striker.
Brighton huffed and puffed in search of a leveller but arguably the best opportunity came via a penalty appeal for a foul on Solly March by Lucas Digne but VAR, despite reviewing, decided against awarding the spot kick.
The win was Villa’s first away success in the Premier League this season as the switch of manager in the dugout has got their season moving in the right direction ahead of the World Cup.