The Villa Park summer signing split opinion for his display as Dean Smith's side claimed a narrow win.
The Villa Park £22.5million (Transfermarkt) summer signing took a while to find his feet at B6 but then delivered a barnstorming display against Norwich last time out, scoring two goals - could have been three but for a saved penalty - and claiming an assist in the 5-1 win.
Wesley wasn't quite as effective this weekend, however, failing to get the better of Brighton's centre-back pairing of Adam Webster and Lewis Dunk.
In addition, he was adjudged to have fouled opposition goalkeeper Mat Ryan prior to Conor Hourihane firing into the back of the net, a goal which VAR disallowed and a decision many Villa fans were left disputing.
Here is some of the claret and blue fanbase's reaction to Wesley's display:
If I hear another fan bad mouth Wesley please leave— Dan (@DanL_AVFC) 19 October 2019
Seems it. Things are going not the way we want it and all that is said is Wesley Wesley Wesley— Big Dug (@dugganAVFC) 19 October 2019
Strikers always get the blunt as their job is to win games personally I’m not keen on him and think we could’ve done better but his been isolated today— The Religion - AVFC (@AVFC_Religion) 19 October 2019
A lot of chances but still feel a bit lucky coming out of that. Disappointing lack of urgency through most of that second half and another poor Wesley home performance. Super Jack, we are not worthy. Single handedly won us the game. Outrageous talent #avfc— Yalie (@yaliekins) 19 October 2019
Wesley had another one of those games he's having far too many of. When he's not getting what he wants, he doesn't do anything else really. Didn't look interested. Was lucky to stay on as long as he did. Ain't gonna live off 2 goals Vs Norwich for long. #avfc— Jd (@J_87d) 19 October 2019
Wesley could be the most polarising player we’ve ever had! #avfc— [ Villamma ] (@villamma) 19 October 2019
I'm not saying the dude sat behind me is obsessed with Wesley, but at one point, Brighton had the ball about 30 yards from our goal, and he was moaning at Wesley for being slightly offside. So, so bizarre.— Phil K (@philkimbo) 19 October 2019
That drivel aside, today was a good day. Up the bloody Villa. #AVFC
Things got off to a poor start for Dean Smith's side as Brighton took the lead through Webster, but both sides were level come the interval - and the visitors were down to ten men after Aaron Mooy was sent off - as Jack Grealish bundled the ball home from point-blank range on the stroke of half time.
It looked as though the hosts would have to make do with a share of the spoils but, deep into injury time, Matt Targett scored a dramatic winner to send Villa Park into raptures and edge them up to 11th in the Premier League.
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