Aston Villa put on a stunning display at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, thrashing Brighton & Hove Albion 6-1.

Ollie Watkins opened the scoring for Villa in the 10th minute with a close-range finish, and Leon Bailey doubled their lead in the 25th minute with a long-range strike.

Philippe Coutinho added Villa's third goal in the 35th minute with a free-kick, and Watkins scored his second of the game in the 40th minute with a header.

Brighton pulled a goal back in the 55th minute through Danny Welbeck, but Villa restored their four-goal lead in the 65th minute through Douglas Luiz.

Substitute Emiliano Buendia scored Villa's sixth and final goal of the game in the 75th minute with a long-range strike.

The result sees Villa move up to eighth place in the Premier League table, while Brighton remain in 15th place.

Analysis

Villa were the better team in this match, and they deserved their victory. Villa created a number of chances, and they were clinical in front of goal.

Brighton had a few chances in the game, but they were unable to convert them. Brighton's defense was also poor, and they conceded six soft goals.

Conclusion

Aston Villa put on a stunning display at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, thrashing Brighton & Hove Albion 6-1. Ollie Watkins scored two goals for Villa, while Leon Bailey, Philippe Coutinho, Douglas Luiz, and Emiliano Buendia also got on the scoresheet. Villa were the better team in this match, and they deserved their victory.

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