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Match Stats Prove Newcastle United’s Deserved Win Over Aston Villa

8 years ago
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There are matches where you are under the cosh and get a breakaway goal to win the game.

This wasn’t one of them.

From the opening few minutes Newcastle were the better and most importantly, more threatening team.

Yes Villa eventually had a go but I find it hard to remember the home side making Krul have to dirty his gloves.

The BBC agreed and their match stats showed the following;

Shots             10 (Villa)   17 (NUFC)
On Target         1 (Villa)    8 (NUFC)
Corners            4 (Villa)    2 (NUFC)
Possession 55% (Villa)   45% (NUFC)

It is overwhelming the number of shots Newcastle had, especially in terms of on target.

Yes, Villa may have had a little more possession and a couple more corners but when it comes to the key factors, Newcastle United were on another level.

The benefits of better players on the pitch and a more attacking formation were there for all to see, let’s hope Alan Pardew doesn’t change a winning formula…

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