Steven Gerrard began his Premier League career on an impressive note after his Aston Villa side beat Brighton and Hove Albion at home. Aston Villa scored two late goals to ensure that new manager Steven Gerrard kicked off his era at the club with a win.

Ex-Liverpool skipper Gerrard became the Aston Villa manager shortly after former manager Dean Smith was sacked on the back of a run of five straight defeats in the Premier League.

Steven Gerrard has established himself as one of the best young managers in Europe after his impressive spell as the Rangers manager. His first managerial job was at Rangers and he was able to lead the club to the Scottish Premiership title last season with an unblemished record. He was able to put an end to the domestic dominance from Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Celtic won nine straight league titles and they were bidding for a tenth straight title before Steven Gerrard masterminded the end of their domestic dominance by taking his team to the title without a single defeat throughout last season.

Gerrard was previously linked with the Newcastle United job and the Liverpool legend was firm in his reaction to thosetransfer links as he said that his long-term future was at Ibrox. In the end, he was unable to resist the Villa managerial job when it became vacant with the dismissal of Dean Smith. Boyhood Villa fan Smith paid the price for losing five successive games in the Premier League.

Villa have been able to recover from the poor run of five successive losses thanks to the win over the Seagulls at Villa Park on Saturday evening with goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings. Watkins and Mings scored in the last six minutes to propel Villa to an home win over Brighton.