As It Happened: Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa
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22:59a year ago

Signing Off

Thanks for watching today's game with me. A disappointing day for Villa fans but a vital point for Newcastle.
22:58a year ago

Full Time Thoughts

The game generally lacked quality with both sides sending plenty of passes and crosses out of play. The draw was a fair result given the flow of the game but Villa have to be disappointed to concede so late in the day after defending so well for so long. The introduction of Andy Carroll changed the game and Magpies fans will question why he wasn't introduced earlier. 
22:54a year ago

FULL TIME: Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

Lascelles (90+4')          Clark O.G (86')

22:53a year ago


A bullet header at the near post from Lascelles salvages a point for the home side. 
22:51a year ago

93' Incredible Save

Villa go through again with a three on two this time. Barkley picks out Watkins who's shot is so well saved by Dubravka.
22:50a year ago

91' Chance for Villa

Villa broke forward with a three on three. Barkley picked his pass to El Ghazi who's shot was parried by Dubravka. The ball came for McGinn who smashed it goalwards but again saved.
22:48a year ago


The referee has added on four minutes at the end of this tight encounter.
22:48a year ago

89' Douglas Luiz nearly scores a worldie!

After a dubious handball, Douglas Luiz decides to try and catch out Dubravka with a chipped shot from range. The keeper saved it and sent it out for a corner.
22:46a year ago

88' Substitution for Newcastle

Hayden has been taken off and Andy Carroll is on in an attacking move by Steve Bruce.
22:45a year ago


GOAL! Targett whips in a good cross, Watkins flicked the ball on and after a deflection of Clark the ball hit the back of the net. A huge sigh of relief for all Villa fans i'm sure!
22:43a year ago

85' Big chance again

McGinn plays a great side footed lofted pass for Watkins who took it first time but Dubravka kept it out at his near post.
22:41a year ago

83' Substitution for Newcastle

Straight swap for the home side. Krafth is off and Manquillo is on.
22:40a year ago


Barkley gives the ball away far too easily. Newcastle recycle the ball and eventually it finds its way to Murphy who curled a shot and smashed it off the crossbar. So close yet so far for Steve Bruce.
22:38a year ago

80' Chance for Villa

An inch perfect pass from Barkley picks out Watkins at the back post. His cross looking for El Ghazi is just too high. Another wasted opportunity.
22:37a year ago

79' Substitution for the hosts

Fraser, who had been the most attacking player for Newcastle, is off to be replaced by Jacob Murphy.
22:35a year ago

77' Yellow Card for Sanson

Very simlar to McGinn's card this one. Sanson taking down Fraser as he looks to break.
22:32a year ago

74' Yellow card for McGinn

The midfielder allegedly pulls back Fraser on the counter attack. The referee shows a yellow card despite protests from the Villa man.
22:30a year ago

72' Joelinton wastes a huge chance

Willock plays a picture perfect reverse pass to Joelinton. Despite shaping to shoot the striker cuts it back but doesn't pick out a player in black and white.
22:29a year ago

71' Shot wide

Lascelles rises highest but his header is wide. The game still begging for some quality.
22:28a year ago

70' Corner to Newcastle

Barkley drives forward but loses possession. Fraser shoots but it is blocked by Konsa. Corner to the hosts.
22:26a year ago

69' Yellow Card for Lascelles

The centre back slipped and handled the ball on the half way line.
22:25a year ago

67' Ross Barkley on for Villa

Trezeguet replaced by Barkley as Villa look to win this game.
22:22a year ago

64' Chance for Watkins

A good pass into the striker is flicked on towards goal but easily caught by Dubravka. 
22:22a year ago

63' Targett with a risky decision

Cross in from the Newcastle left finds no one in black and white but Targett heads back to Martinez and nearly picks out the top corner. One of the best shots all night...
22:19a year ago

61' Nothing comes of the free kick

The free kick and subsequent crosses are easily defended eventually finding its way the Martinez's gloves.
22:18a year ago

60' Free kick in a good area for Newcastle

Mings again takes down Joelinton and gives the Magpies a chance to put the ball into the box.
22:16a year ago

58' Morgan Sanson is on for Villa

The Frenchman replaces Ramsey with over 30 minutes left to play.
22:14a year ago

57' Big block from Clark

A good passage of play sees McGinn send Trezeguet in behind. He lays it for El Ghazi who's shot is well blocked by Clark for Newcastle.
22:13a year ago

55' Shelvey shot deflects over

A good looking shot from Shelvey hits Willock and loops high but just over Martinez's goal.
22:11a year ago

53' So close from Konsa

Targett puts in the best cross of the night so far and Konsa has a good chance but his header is narrowly wide. Still 0-0 but better from Dean Smith's side.
22:09a year ago

52' Foul on Watkins and a Yellow Card

Watkins gets his first real chance to run at Newcastle's defence. Krath takes him down and takes a yellow card for his troubles. 
22:08a year ago

50' Wasteful from Villa

Multiple times in the last few minutes Villa have given up possession far too easily. Newcastle are yet to capitalise as of yet.
22:05a year ago

47' More wasteful crossing

After a good minute or so of pressure, Elmohammady whips in a cross but no one is in the box and the ball sails out for a throw in.
22:03a year ago

Kick Off for the second half

The teams are on the pitch and the second half has started.
21:49a year ago

Half Time Thoughts

Both sides look like they are low on confidence going forward but can defend very effectively. Villa were on top but it could be said that Newcastle had the better chances of the half. Both managers will be hoping for a better attacking performance in the second half.
21:48a year ago


The half finishes 0-0 with a lack of goal scoring opportunities so far.
21:47a year ago

One minute added on

The referee has decided to add just one added minute.
21:44a year ago

41' Newcastle waste a big chance

Fraser found himself running forward with a three on three opportunity but, like most chances so far in this game, the wrong option is taken and it is still 0-0.
21:42a year ago

41' Shot blocked after good build up by Villa

El Ghazi picked up the ball on the edge but his effort is yet again blocked, this time by Shelvey.
21:39a year ago

37' Joelinton causing problems

The Brazilian has caused Mings a few problems so far tonight. The Englishman picking up a warning after a foul on the big striker.
21:35a year ago

34' More crosses in for Villa

Two more crosses are put in by the away side. Again, none of them find a Villa head but do find Dubravka. Still a stalemate this one.
21:33a year ago

31' Another chance for Newcastle

A cross from a free kick this time cleared by Elmohammady. Villa need to get out here otherwise the home side could easily take advantage.
21:32a year ago

30' Big chances for Newcastle

A period of domination for the hosts with multiple good crosses coming into the Villa box. Yet again, none that test Martinez in goal.
21:29a year ago

28' Chance for Trezeguet

The Egyptian drives into the box past two defends and blazes a shot at Dubravka who saves with ease. Better by the away side.
21:28a year ago

26' Yet another poor set piece by Villa

Both Targett and Douglas Luiz putting over hit crosses into the box with the later going out for a goal kick. Another wasted position.
21:27a year ago

25' Foul by Krath

El Ghazi knocks the ball past Krath who gives away a free kick in a good position.
21:25a year ago

23' El Ghazi shot straight at Dubravka

El Ghazi carries the ball a good distance but his shot from distance is right at Dubravka.
21:22a year ago

21' Enforced Substitution for Aston Villa

Traore can't continue so Anwar El Ghazi is on for the away side.
21:21a year ago

19' Newcastle look to take advantage

With Villa down to ten Newcastle are flooding foward with multiple half chances in a matter of moments. Nothing tests Martinez though.
21:20a year ago

17' Traore down injured

After a fair challenge by Dummett, Traore jumped over the advertising hoardings but smashed side on into railings in the stands. It doesn't look promising for Villa who are down to ten momentarily.
21:15a year ago

14' Huge challenge by Konsa

A hopeful ball by Shelvey gets Joelinton in behind Mings. He charged into the box but Konsa stopped him in his tracks resulting in a Newcastle corner which is wasted.
21:12a year ago

11' Villa should do better

Poor pass from Hayden puts Dubravka under pressure and his clearance falls back to Elmohammady. Eventually the ball finds its way to Ramsey who's cross is poor.
21:09a year ago

8' Villa putting their foot on the ball now

A good few minutes of possession for the away side. With plenty of cross field passes in an attempt to open up Newcastle.
21:07a year ago

5' Good effort for Newcastle

Good combination play from Gayle and Fraser. The Scotsman strikes the half volley but a good effort is straight at Martinez.
21:06a year ago

4' Villa can' take advantage

A cross from the resulting free kick missed by everyone in the box and the following shot from McGinn goes over

21:05a year ago

3' Jacob Ramsey drives forward

Ramsey plays a clever one two but is taken down by Jonjo Shelvey which gives the away side a good set piece opportunity.
21:03a year ago

2' Newcastle getting on the front foot

Newcastle are quick out the blocks, pressing the Villa back line at every opportunity. Joelinton potentially over eager in the press as he fouls Tyrone Mings.
21:01a year ago


We are underway at St James' Park!
21:00a year ago

RIP Glenn Roeder

The players of both sides are holding a minutes applause for the former Newcastle United player and manager.
20:59a year ago

The players are on the pitch. Kick off moments away

20:55a year ago

5 minute until kick off

5 minutes until kick off at 8pm 
20:30a year ago

30 Minutes until kick off!

Half an hour until Newcastle United vs Aston Villa kicks off
20:04a year ago

Aston Villa Team


Elmohammady, Konsa, Mings, Targett

Mcginn, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey

Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet

Subs: Heaton, Cash, Engels, Taylor, Nakamba, Sanson, Barkley, El-Ghazi, Davis

20:03a year ago

Newcastle United Team


Krath, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett

Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Fraser

Joelinton, Gayle

Subs: Darlow, Carroll, Ritchie, Lewis, Hendrick, Fernandez, Manquillo, Murphy, Longstaff

19:51a year ago

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19:51a year ago

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19:30a year ago

Newcastle United Team News

Newcastle are without their main front three, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron. Fabian Schar is also missing with Ciaran Clark most likely to start.
19:31a year ago

Aston Villa Team News

No new injury concerns for the Midlands based outfit. Grealish, Kortney Hause and Wesley are all out. Matty Cash may come back into the squad following a spell out with a hamstring injury meaning Ahmed Elmohammady may drop out.
19:32a year ago

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