Brighton was frustrated to be content with a goalless draw against Aston Villa despite a number of good chances

Graham Potter’s squad recorded more shots – 26 total – than ever in a single Premier League game

Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez played the main role and denied Alexis Mac Allister, Dan Burn and Joel Veltman with fine saves

Villa is in eighth place in the table, tied with Tottenham and only four points ahead of fourth-placed Liverpool after playing two games less

Brighton went into top form this game after beating Liverpool at Anfield and drawing against Burnley at Turf Moor earlier this month

They started at the top at Amex too – dominating possession and using the space on the right when Veltman was able to test the Villa defense with several dangerous crosses

Neal Maupay missed a chance and Mac Allister headed close before Villa finally scored a half-chance of his own when Douglas Luiz’s shot in the 18th Minute was deflected far

The guests had a bright spell in the middle of the first half, but Brighton were the better team and Burns’ header would have given them a well-deserved lead if Martinez hadn’t pushed his fingertips around the post

Brighton had 12 shots in the first half and only Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier (52) had more saves in away games this season than Villas Martinez (47), who had to score nine here

But as the game progressed, Brighton’s frustration grew and Martinez became even harder to beat

Mac Allister, Veltman and substitute Danny Welbeck came close again while Leandro Trossard also shot wide, but Brighton had to settle for a draw they won at 15th Leaves space, although they are a comfortable 11 points ahead of the relegation zone

While Villa was the second best player in the game, she struggled to really get going and brought another valuable point as she continued to put pressure on those above her who were battling for European places. p>

Dean Smith’s side have conceded more goals on the road than any other this season and only leaders Manchester City have conceded fewer away goals

And while they weren’t much of a threat to Brighton, Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins remained tirelessly competitive

Ross Barkley’s tame attempt at the start of the second half was Villa’s only shot on goal

But with goalkeeper Martinez, who has proven himself again – he has conceded seven times in the Premier League this season – Villa was able to hold the point

BBC Sport’s Brighton boss Graham Potter: “It’s frustrating but gratifying because the performance was very good and we didn’t score anything but we had shots, had attacks and reduced the attacking players from Villa We Are disappointed with just one point

“Your goalkeeper made some really good saves and was an important player for them. That’s football, but overall performance – we’ve had enough shots, attacks and trying to score, just not the last little luck you got need “

BBC Sport’s Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: “We were average I haven’t seen us make so many forced mistakes We needed our goalkeeper – he had a good game

“We showed a little stamina and our goalkeeper played well, but I can’t take much more from it”It was a combat performance

“He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, a great acquisition for Aston Villa, but he’s really well protected in the other 12 goals he has kept this season”

“He was called into action too many times today, and it was a one-man show at times, so sloppy was our play”

Brighton will be called Crystal Palace on Monday, June 22nd February (20:00 GMT) at the Amex, while Aston Villa is hosting the day before (14:00 GMT) in Leicester City

Attempt saved Leandro Trossard (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed attempt from outside the box, saved by the goalkeeper in the lower left

Attempt blocked Leandro Trossard (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked

Attempt saved Danny Welbeck (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed attempt from close range, saved by the goalkeeper in the lower right. Assisted by Adam Lallana

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