As it happened: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United in the Premier League
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23:05a month ago

That's all for now!

I’ve been Harry Roy and it’s been a pleasure to bring you all of this evening's action, see you all next time!
22:57a month ago

The stats

Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United


Possession: 59%-41%


Goal attempts: 14-7


Shots on target: 5-1


Shots off target: 6-4


Blocked shots: 3-2


Free-kicks: 19-10


Corners: 4-4


Offsides: 1-2


Goalkeeper saves: 1-3


Fouls: 9-18


Tackles: 10-13


Yellow cards: 0-3


Red cards: 0-0

22:53a month ago

FULL TIME: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

The full time whistle sounds at Villa Park and Aston Villa have cruised to a 2-0 victory against Newcastle!


Goals from Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore had Villa two goals in front before the interval.


The hosts were in cruise control throughout the entire second half, and managed to see the rest of the match out to secure a victory that moves them into the top eight of the Premier League!

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Newcastle's corner falls out to Hendrick who fires the ball back into the box, it finds its way to Gayle who cannot get his effort on target.
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Four minutes of additional time remain at Villa Park.
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Final change of the evening for the hosts as Jacob Ramsey replaces Jack Grealish.


Another superb performance from the England midfielder.

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Final substitute of the game for Newcastle as Dwight Gayle comes on for Miguel Almiron.
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First two changes of the game for Aston Villa as Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet replace Ross Barkley and Bertrand Traore.
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Grealish cuts inside and looks to find the top corner, but Lascelles gets a block on the effort and it goes out for a Villa corner.
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Allan Saint-Maximin is on for his first appearance of 2021, he replaces Javier Manquillo.


Ryan Fraser is also on for Andy Carroll.

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Barkley tries an audacious scorpion kick attempt but it sails over the bar.
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Two big challenges fly in quick succession as Targett takes out Manquillo, then Shelvey crunches Grealish shortly after.


Manquillo is still down and is receiving treatment.

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The corner is cleared by Mings.
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Newcastle have a corner!
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Jamaal Lascelles is the next Newcastle player to be shown a yellow card, this time for a foul on Grealish.
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Andy Carroll is booked for a nasty challenge on Nakamba.
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Watkins forces a smart save by Darlow; Lewis then attempts to clear the ball, but it falls to Douglas Luiz who cannot capitalise! 
22:03a month ago


Newcastle get us underway for the second half!
21:48a month ago

HALF TIME: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

We've reached the interval at Villa Park and the hosts go in deservedly two goals in front courtesy of Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore.


A monumental second half is needed from Newcastle if they want any chance of getting back into this game...

21:45a month ago


Two minutes added on.
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Douglas Luiz now fires one just past the post!


They are queuing up for Aston Villa...

21:43a month ago

42' - GOAL! Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle (Traore)

Bertrand Traore doubles Aston Villa's lead with a stunning finish!


Grealish cuts the ball back and Traore effortlessly guides the ball into the top-right corner of the net!

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Watkins thinks he's slammed home his second of the game and wheels off in celebration - but the offside flag is raised!


Still 1-0 to the hosts.

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Carroll gets his head onto another cross, but Mings gets in front of the ball and Martinez can collect it.
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Manquillo aims a cross towards Carroll who cannot divert his header onto goal.
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Schar is booked for a foul on Watkins.
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Barkley got a head on Traore's delivery but it goes wide of the post.
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Free-kick for Aston Villa in a good position after Hayden brought down Watkins...
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13' - GOAL! Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle (Watkins)

Ollie Watkins gives Aston Villa the lead!


Fabian Schar attempts to clear Targett's delivery, but it falls through to Watkins who heads the ball past Darlow.

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Targett crosses from the left-hand side towards Watkins, but the forward cannot get a connection on the ball and it goes out for a Newcastle goal kick.
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Targett unleashes a shot from distance which is caught by Darlow.


It's been a lively start!

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Almiron manages a shot off just outside the penalty area, but it's collected easily by Martinez.
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Grealish is fouled for the first time this evening, it only took just over a minute....
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The home side get us underway!
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The teams are out!

The two sides enter the pitch at Villa Park...


Kick-off is imminent!

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Steve Bruce discusses his team selection

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John Terry speaks ahead of kick-off

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Allan Saint-Maximin makes the bench tonight...

20:00a month ago

Starting XI - Newcastle United

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Starting XI - Aston Villa

19:00a month ago

Two hours to go!

We are officially two hours away from kick-off at Villa Park - stay tuned for team news at 19:00 BST.
18:07a month ago

Stat attack

- Aston Villa have won just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings against Newcastle.


- Newcastle have failed to score in their last three Premier League away games against Aston Villa.


- Aston Villa are looking to keep three consecutive home clean sheets in the Premier League today for the first time since December 2012.


- Newcastle are winless in their last seven league games.

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Form guide

Aston Villa: WDLLL


Newcastle: DLLLL

14:34a month ago

Previous meeting

Newcastle and Aston Villa played out a 1-1 draw at St James' Park in the last game between the two sides.


After a cagey first half, Dwight Gayle gave The Magpies the lead in the 68th minute.


But just seven minutes from time, Ahmed Elmohamady secured a crucial point for Villa in their fight against relegation.

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It's matchday!

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21:12a month ago

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21:08a month ago

Steve Bruce on facing his former club

"I had a couple of decent years at Aston Villa so I'll look forward to the challenge of trying to beat them.


"I've had so many former clubs but it always adds something extra."

21:03a month ago

Dean Smith assesses Newcastle

"They had a great start to the season with a great result at West Ham.


"You could see that the players all look bright and that they’ve got goalscorers within the team.


"They’re just going through one of those periods at the minute.


"We went through one last season – we haven’t had a period like it this season.


"You’re just waiting for something to kickstart you, and I’m sure it will. We have to make sure that it’s not against us."

20:57a month ago

Predicted line-up - Newcastle United

Darlow; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Almiron, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Wilson. (5-4-1)
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Predicted line-up - Aston Villa

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, Ramsey; Traore, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins. (4-2-3-1)
20:39a month ago

Team news - Newcastle United

The big news for Newcastle fans heading into this game is that Allan Saint-Maximin is back in the squad after fully recovering from COVID-19.


Ryan Fraser is back from suspension after being dismissed against Sheffield United.


Federico Fernandez is ruled out of tomorrow night's clash with a hamstring injury.


Fabian Schar and Dwight Gayle are also both doubts for the trip to Villa Park.

20:32a month ago

Team news - Aston Villa

John McGinn is suspended for tomorrow's game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Manchester City.


Despite being substituted for fatigue during the week, Matt Targett is fully fit to face Newcastle tomorrow.


Trezeguet is back in the squad after recovering from a thigh injury.


Wesley and Courtney Hause do remain ruled out for Aston Villa.

20:24a month ago

Newcastle searching for first win in nine

After a 3-0 defeat on Monday night to Arsenal, the pressure continues to mount on Steve Bruce's position as Newcastle boss as he heads to the West Midlands to face the side he used to manage not long ago in Aston Villa.


The Magpies are winless in nine, and are in serious threat of relegation if they do not start to pick results up quickly.


However, a win tomorrow night for Newcastle would move them 10 points clear of the bottom three.

20:03a month ago

Another game in hand for Villa

After a COVID-19 outbreak and a number of postponed games, Aston Villa are playing catchup with the rest of the Premier League in terms of games played.


Dean Smith's side face their second game in hand of the week tomorrow night against Newcastle, fresh from a midweek controversial 2-0 away defeat to the hands of Manchester City.


A win for Villa on Saturday evening would move them into eighth in the league table, with two games in hand on the majority of the clubs above them.

19:44a month ago

Kick-off time

Aston Villa vs Newcastle will be played at Villa Park, in Birmingham, England.


The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.

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