After just one win in Aston Villa's last eight games in all competitions, doubts were starting to form in supporters' minds about the ability of both Steven Gerrard and the players, being good enough to kick them on next season to match the Villa owner's ambitions.
At the Amex though, after a few tweaks here and there in the formation and the returning Ezri Konsa, the 2-0 win over Brighton was very welcome indeed.
Against the backdrop of the invasion of Ukraine, which Villa's Matty Cash dedicated his goal against Brighton in reference to, we look back at weekend's game and look at what else has been happening in the footballing world in Three Points.
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