Brighton vs Aston Villa LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Follow all the action as Brighton host Aston Villa in the Premier League season.

Graham Potter’s side have enjoyed a terrific resurgence as of late, winning three of their last five league games, to stave off the threat of relegation. The Seagulls produced fantastic performances to defeat both Tottenham and Liverpool, however, their momentum has been slightly slowed by a draw with Burnley and a defeat against Leicester in the FA Cup fifth round.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa continue to savour a fine season in which they are very much contending for a place in next season’s Europa League. Dean Smith’s side defeated Arsenal last time out and the Villans remain just four points adrift of sixth-placed West Ham while also boasting two games in hand. Brighton ran out winners when the two sides met last November, though, with Solly March securing all three points at Villa Park. Follow all the action live below at the conclusion of Man City vs Tottenham:

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Man City have equalled the English top-flight record for most wins since the start of a calendar year with that win. It’s their ninth straight league victory in 2021.

PLAYER RATINGS

Player ratings as Man City defeat Tottenham

Man City 3-0 Spurs: Pep Guardiola’s side dominated throughout to stretch their lead at the top

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

90+3 mins: Full time. Easy work for City, they move seven points clear at the top of the table. It’s been a poor day for Tottenham who offered little threat to the league leaders. Oh, and another clean sheet for Ederson.

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

90 mins: Just the standard three added minutes to play.

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

87 mins: Foden curls a corner for Man City into the box. Kane heads it away but Foden collects. He runs towards the byline and cuts it back into the middle for Sterling. Sterling shifts the ball onto his right foot and hits one but is denied by Lloris’ left leg.

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

84 mins: Son swings a corner into the middle aiming for Bale but the ball never gets to him. It comes out to Sissoko who wants to hit the ball on the volley but he’s closed down by Foden before the ball drops for him and City clear the ball.

TEAM NEWS BRIGHTON VS ASTON VILLA

Brighton XI: Sanchez, White, Dunk, Bissouma, Maupay, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Alzate, Burn, Veltman

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Barkley, Traore, Watkins, Grealish

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

81 mins: Chance! Gareth Bale, weaves his way into the front of the box leaving three City defenders in his wake. He fires off a shot but hits it straight at Ederson who makes the save.

MAN CITY 3 – 0 TOTTENHAM

78 mins: Riyad Mahrez comes on for Man City replacing Gabriel Jesus. Son is down nursing an impact injury but he looks set to continue for Spurs.

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