Using our interactive feature,  NUFC team selector, we asked you to choose your preferred formation and starting eleven for the Newcastle team v Aston Villa.

The preferred collective formation chosen was 4-4-2 with a slightly more adventurous angle to the team.

Fans overwhelmingly went for a Mitrovic/Gayle front two, although a fair few did opt for a Murphy/Gayle partnership.

Ritchie, Hayden and Shelvey were overwhelming choices, though Diame only had a 60/40 advantage over Yoan Gouffran.

Some people did go with a 3-5-2, seemingly with the main intention of not then having to choose for an out and out left-back.

Paul Dummett very narrowly won that contest from Ciaran Clark, with Lazaar in third place after he showed on Tuesday night that he was still adapting to English football.

Like the Diame/Gouffran split, the Sels/Darlow was also roughly 60/40 in the Belgian’s favour. Meanwhile, first choice centre-backs Lascelles and Mbemba faced competition from Clark and Hanley who did ok in the Wolves Cup match.

The overall fan selection showing in sliding order: Lascelles, Mbemba, Clark and Hanley.

The fans choice of Newcastle team v Aston Villa:

newcastle team v aston villa

To create the image above, we used the NUFC team selector.

You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of them with our 20k followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using

When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.

Go to the NUFC team selector now and choose and share your Newcastle team v Aston Villa.

Before every match, simply go to the menu at the top of this screen and click features, then on the drop down list click NUFC Team Selector and choose your team for every match.

Aston Villa v Newcastle Match Betting:

All  Aston Villa v Newcastle betting HERE

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