Danny Ings scored his 100th and 101st career goals as he earned Aston Villa their first away win of the season, beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on the South Coast.
Alexis Mac Allister put Brighton ahead after 49 seconds when capitalising on a mix-up between Emiliano Martinez and Douglas Luiz.
Ings pulled one back from the spot after Lewis Dunk brought down John McGinn in the 20th minute before the 30-year-old scored his second nine minutes into the second half to give Villa the lead.
Martinez and Luiz were punished for an early-mix up on the edge of the Villa penalty box as an alert Mac Allister capitalised to put Brighton in front in under a minute.
Martinez played a dangerous ball into the feet of Luiz, who already had Mac Allister breathing down his neck, before the Argentine outmuscled his fellow south American and planted the ball beyond his international team-mate to score Brighton’s fastest-ever Premier League goal.
Adam Lallana, who played an important part in pressing Martinez in the lead-up to the first goal, needed to be replaced after sustaining a leg injury in the fifth minute.
Ings scored his 100th career goal from the spot to level the score after Dunk brought down McGinn 20 minutes into the game.
Less than ten minutes into the second half Ings had his second of the game to put Villa ahead.
Roles between Luiz and Mac Allister were reversed as it was the former who stole the ball from the latter on the edge of the Villa box before finding Ings in the danger zone, who squeezed an effort beyond Robert Sanchez at the near post.
Brighton threw everything at Villa in the second half but couldn’t find a way past a deep-lying resilient Unai Emery side.
The win moves Villa up to 12th, while Brighton remain in 7th.