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Irish teen Aaron Connolly retains starting spot as 10-man Brighton undone by Villa

Jack Grealish equalised on the brink of half-time, before Matt Targett’s injury-time winner.

Aston Villa's Matt Targett celebrates scoring his side's second goal.
Aston Villa's Matt Targett celebrates scoring his side's second goal.
Image: Nick Potts

A LAST-GASP Matt Targett goal saw Aston Villa defeat Brighton 2-1 in the Premier League today.

Adam Webster gave the visitors the lead but Aaron Mooy’s sending off 10 minutes before the break changed the game.

Jack Grealish equalised on the brink of half-time, before Targett’s injury-time winner.

19-year-old Ireland international Aaron Connolly was handed his second Premier League start, but was substituted at half-time, as the Seagulls were forced to adopt a more defensive approach after being reduced to 10 men. 

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