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