Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United as it happened: Grealish dominates as Magpies struggle


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That is all from tonights live updates as Aston Villa beat Newcastle 2-0. Remember to check back for the match report and much more on Vavel this week
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Grealish was the star of the show running Newcastle all over the pitch creating chances and can count himself unlucky to not have got on the score sheet 
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It is back to square one for Steve Bruce after back-to-back wins saw his side put in a lacklustre performance which saw that deservedly beaten
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Full time at Villa Park and the home side earn what will probably their easiest three points of the season as Newcastle never got going 
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The fourth official has shown there will be three minutes of added time
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86' Hourihane attempts an audacious volley from 20-yards out that almost went out the ground
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76' Villa should be three up as Hourihane puts the ball on a plate for Wesley who has the simple task of slotting home from three yards but Dubravka somehow keeps it out
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75' Heading into the final 15 minutes and Villa seem as comfortable as they have all evening and Newcastle still do not look like scoring
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69' Carroll makes almost an instant impact as Yedlin picks him out from deep before Carroll takes a touch on his chest but could only volley straight down Heaton's throat
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63' What a goal this would have been as Grealish drifts through the Newcastle defence before playing a one-two with El Ghazi and whipping an effort agonisingly wide of the far corner
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60' Saint-Maximin manages to get a cross between two defenders which sees Konsa slice his clearance marginally wide of Heaton's near post
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53' Konsa has a free header six-yards out but Dubravka manages to parry the ball away somehow with no time to react
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46' Saint-Maximin cuts in from the left 20-yards out and sends an effort curling towards the bottom corner before Heaton tipped it around the post
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Back underway for the second half, can the Magpies rescue a point?
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Half-time sees Villa lead 2-0 and comfortably dominating Newcastle who have not got going at all
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44' From the resulting corner Villa break and El Ghazi is one-on-one with Dubrvaka and calmly slots home, but the linesman has his flag up for offside
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43' Newcastle almost find themselves back in the game as Fernandez gets on the end of Shelvey's corner but Heaton makes a magnificent save to preserve the two-goal lead
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Fernadez tripped Grealish on the corner of the area before Hourihane turned provider as his free-kick was tapped home into an open net by El Ghazi
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35' GOAL

Villa double their lead through El Ghazi after Newcastle gave away another needless free-kick on the edge of the box

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It was Yedlin who gave away a needless free-kick on the edge of the area before the Irishman stepped up and curled one home
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31' GOAL

Villa take a deserved lead through Hourihane as his free-kick is whipped into the near post

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29' Douglas Luiz fired a shot goalwards from 20-yards but Dubravka was equal to it tipping it over the bar
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22' Villa dominating the possession but struggling to breakdown Newcastle's back five 
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18' Newcastle broke with pace through Saint-Maximin and the Magpies had a two-on-two before playing in Almiron who got the ball trapped underneath his feet and Villa cleared easily
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After a Grealish dummy, out wide Targett is able to deliver a delightful ball across the face of goal but El Ghazi does not throw himself at the chance as it goes out for a goal kick

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8' Nothing much to report on so far apart from Grealish requiring treatment after a challenge from Joelinton
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3' First chance of the match sees Newcastle break with pace before Almiron fired a long-range curling effort aimlessly wide
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Kick-off at Villa Park as the hosts get us underway 
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The teams are out ahead of kick-off at Villa Park
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Whereas Bruce is handed a late boost as Clark is passed fit for his return to Villa Park
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Dean Smith has his skipper Grealish back in the starting line up 
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Newcastle United: Dubravka; Fernandez, Clark, Dummett; Yedlin, Hayden, Shelvey, Willems; Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
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Aston Villa: Heaton; Guilbert, Konsa Ngoyo, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Grealish, Wesley
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Team news is in from Villa park
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Come back at 7 pm for team news from Villa Park and more updates as we get them!
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Both sides are in need of three points to move further away from the bottom three with Norwich winning on Saturday and Southampton getting a point.
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The last time they met in the Premier League was a 0-0 draw at Villa Park which all but confirmed Newcastle's relegation to the Championship.
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The last time these two sides met was in the Championship as Newcastle won 2-0 when Henri Lansbury, the pantomime villain of the evening, scored an own goal.
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For Bruce, he will be without captain Lascelles and former Villa defender Ciaran Clark and it is expected that Schar and Lejeune will start alongside Fernandez
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However, Dean Smith has admitted that Grealish has been back in full training this week and is expected to start on Monday night.
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However, Villa have failed to win in their last three league games as they have struggled to cope with the loss of Jack Grealish.
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The Magpies travel to the Midlands on the back of two straight wins against West Ham and Bournemouth.
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Steve Bruce returns to his former club where he guided Villa to the play-off final before being beaten by Fulham
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Hello, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of Aston Villa vs Newcastle United on Monday, November 25.