Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1 Saturday 24 September 2016 5.30pm
Reviewing these video highlights (watch below) of Saturday’s match at Villa Park, it confirms the real turning point in the game.
When you are reminded just how on top Newcastle were, missing chance after chance, you wonder just how on earth United managed not to win.
Some people are talking of a game of two halves but it was only at 72 minutes when everything changed.
In the heat of the game, I hadn’t realised that Newcastle’s man of the match picked up his injury at the start of the Ayew run that eventually saw him hit the post.
That stunning effort lifted the crowd and combined with Yedlin forced off and Rafa’s reshuffle, saw the game turn on its head.
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1
Newcastle: Elphick (OG) 28
Aston Villa: Tshibola 88
Possession was Aston Villa 51% Newcastle 49%
Total shots were Aston Villa 10 Newcastle 18
Shots on target were Aston Villa 3 Newcastle 4
Corners were Aston Villa 8 Newcastle 5
Newcastle starting 11:
Sels, Yedlin (Tiote 75), Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Gouffran, Hayden, Shelvey, Ritchie, Diame, Gayle (Mitrovic 80)
Darlow, Hanley, Lazaar, Atsu
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Crowd: 32,062 (2,800 Newcastle – request for more tickets turned down)