Aston Villa hosted Brighton & Hove Albion at Villa Park on Matchday 12 of the 2021-22 Premier League season. This was Steven Gerrard’s first game in charge of Aston Villa after the sacking of former manager Dean Smith. The Liverpool legend saw his first Premier League game in charge end up in a dramatic 2-0 win with goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings in the last 10 minutes of the match. The Villans had lost five league games in a row before Dean Smith’s sacking, while Brighton have now gone through seven games without a win.

We’ve broken down all the key stats for you to digest, including;

* shot maps

* xT (expected threat)

* pass networks

* xG timelines * defensive duels

* average positions and much more!

We also try to answer some questions for you with the visuals;

How many shots were on target for Aston Villa? Which Brighton player created the highest xG in the match?

To navigate the stats gallery simply click on the numbers to move through the pages.

At the end of the gallery, you’ll be able to download the full PDF stats report.

Premier League Stats: Aston Villa vs Brighton & Hove Albion