Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Watch official match highlights and goals here
It ended Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 on Monday night.
Newcastle going 1-0 down on 32 minutes as the home side dominated most of the first half and scored a very good free-kick.
Then only four minutes later it was pretty much game over as Villa added a second, another well worked free-kick.
Not great defending and United deserving nothing at the break.
The early minutes of the second period saw a little bit more adventure and Saint-Maximin had a great effort well saved.
That quickly disappeared though and whilst Steve Bruce changed personnel and formation (went to a back four) Newcastle never really looked like getting back into it and indeed could have lost by more.
Watch the official highlights here to see for yourself how it all played out….
Stats from BBC Sport:
Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Monday 25 November 8pm
Hourihane 32, El Ghazi 36
(Half-time stats in brackets)
Possession was Villa 62% (68%), Newcastle 38% (32%)
Total shots were Villa 17 (5), Newcastle 11 (5)
Shots on target were Villa 8 (3), Newcastle 5 (2)
Corners were Villa 11 (4), Newcastle 6 (5)
Crowd: 41,821 (3,000 Newcastle)
Referee: Lee Mason
Newcastle team v Aston Villa:
Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Dummett (Carroll 63), Clark, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Almiron (Atsu 79), Joelinton (Gayle 72)
Darlow, Krafth, Matty Longstaff, Schar
(Chris Sutton on Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – ‘Steve Bruce could have thrown cabbages at his own players’ – Read HERE)
(Aston Villa 2 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Monday’s defeat – Read HERE)
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