The former Arsenal goalkeeper produced a string of stunning saves to preserve a cleansheet in a fixture that saw the Villans out shot by 26 to four.
It was one of the most remarkable goalkeeping performances of the season - not just in the Premier League, but around Europe.
📷 Emiliano Martinez: Match Snapshot
Martinez found his goal under pressure from the beginning of the match, yet he was assured under the threat of the Brighton forwards and made a sequence of excellent blocks.
Not only did he prevent the ball from finding the net, he also prevented crosses from finding their mark.
Many of his saves were from efforts taken from distance, but he came up trumps with six minutes to go to flick a Danny Welbeck effort round the post when it seemed that his fellow ex-Arsenal star must find the net from close range.
That was his ninth save of the match - the most he has ever made in a Premier League game.
〽️ Emi Martinez: Rating Week-on-Week
Martinez is enjoying a remarkably consistent season, regularly scoring FC Ratings of 7 and above. This, however, was his outstanding display, scoring a perfect 10 FC Rating.
It may well prove to be one of the best displays of his career.
🗝️ Key Stats
Emi Martinez match stats
|FC Rating||10||Man of the Match|
|Pass completion %||71|
Martinez: What Next?
Thereafter, there is a trip to Leeds and a home derby against Wolves.