Gareth Southgate has revealed why Jack Grealish’s display against Albion was not enough to earn an England place.

The Aston Villa midfielder was left out as Southgate named his group for games against Montenegro and Kosovo.

Villa fans called for Grealish to get the call after he masterminded their 2-1 win over the Seagulls.

But Southgate, who attended the match, indicated Aaron Mooy’s red card helped him take command.

Southgate said: “He’s a very good player. I have watched him closely this season.

“I thought he played very well against Brighton, although Brighton had ten men for 55 minutes, which was a big influence on that game.”

Mooy's second yellow came for a foul on Grealish, who had been subdued until that point as Albion led 1-0 and pushed for a second goal.

Seagulls skipper Lewis Dunk did not celebrate the first anniversary of his only cap to date with a recall as Southgate kept changes to a minimum.