Former Scottish side Rangers manager Steven Gerard after taking charge as manager for Aston Villa tasted his first victory back to the EPL.
Steven Gerard noted for his strokes of brilliance during his playing with Liverpool ensure his first EPL as a manager started on a good note.
Brighton & Hove Albion have been one of the toughest sides in the English premier league so far as Gerard been a new manager, many though would find it difficult breaking the team apart.
With an even display at the end of the first half, the game from afar looked as though it was going to end in a draw. Both teams were tactically discipline and played to the instructions of their respective managers until the 84th minute when Ollie Watkins opened the scoring for Aston Villa.
Five(5) minutes after the hosts broke the deadlock, Tyrone Mings added the second to keep Aston Villa’s winning hopes and a perfect start for their new manager alive.
In the dying minutes of the game, Brighton & Hove Albion had majority of possession, pressed high and looked for a consolation but their efforts yielded not results.
Aston Villa have now four(4) points outside the relegation position and played with promise for a better future with Gerard.