(EFE) – Steven Gerrard opened his new position as Aston Villa coach with a good victory against Brighton & Hove Albion (2-0).
The Villains sentenced in the last minutes to a Brighton that was slightly superior, but that suffered from a lack of goal. With five minutes to go, Ollie Watkins, with his second goal in three games, put Birmingham ahead and Tyrone Mings, moments later, made it 2-0.
This victory kicks off the Gerrard era at Villa, after Dean Smith, the manager who returned him to the Premier, was fired last weekend and the Liverpool legend quit his job at Rangers. from Glasgow to accept the position.
The triumph allows Villa to be in fifteenth position, with thirteen points, four above relegation, while Brighton loses strength at the top of the table and is eighth with 17 points.