Aston Villa and Brighton share points in entertaining duel

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Rachel Daly of Aston Villa walks onto the pitch during the FA Women's Super League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on December 03, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

On Saturday, February 4th, Aston Villa played host to Brighton and Hove Albion for a game in the WSL. Aston Villa sought to climb on the table and come closer to third place, while Brighton and Hove Albion were desperate to make the gap bigger with the relegation spot. It ended 1-1.

Aston Villa take the lead

Aston Villa were dominant on the ball during the game and that could be seen in the statistics. They had over 60% possession of the ball and had twice as many shots. This was illustrated by the scoreline in the first half, as Villa took the lead in the 33rd minute after an own goal scored by Kayleigh Green. It looked like Aston Villa would consolidate and expand their lead into the second half, but the score remained 1-1 after 45 minutes.

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Brighton equalise

As Villa didn’t take all their chances and you need to be clinical at this level, there is a chance for Brighton. One goal isn’t a lot to overcome and they proved that by scoring in the 75th minute of the game. Julia Olme took advantage of a mix-up in the Villa defence and didn’t hesitate: 1-1.

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Aston Villa most disappointed

The host will be most disappointed with the result of this game, as it was not only an opportunity to climb on the table, but they also could have won this game quite comfortably as they asserted their dominance via their play. But, as we all know, football isn’t only about data and dominance – in the end, it’s about who scores the goals and in this game, both teams scored them equally.

Aston Villa will win this game more than they will draw or lose it, but in the end it’s about the result.

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