Newcastle succumb to Villa with 2-0 defeat at Villa Park

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Technical card:
Aston Villa: Emilano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett, Bertrand Traore (Trezeguet, min.80), Ross Barkley (Anwar El Ghazi, min.80), Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Jack Grealish (Jacob Ramsey, min.88) and Ollie Watkins
Newcastle United: Karl Darlow, Javi Manquillo (Allan Saint-Maximin, min.71), Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almiron (Dwight Gayle, min.81), Callum Wilson, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick and Andy Carroll (Ryan Fraser, min.71)
Stadium: Villa Park
Goals: Ollie Watkins (1-0, min. 13) and Bertrand Traore (2-0, min. 42)

Villa eased past Newcastle in a 2-0 victory on Saturday at Villa Park. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Aston Villa arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing 2-1 to Manchester United in their previous fixture. Newcastle United, on the other hand, were beaten 3-0 in the previous match against Arsenal. After today’s result, Aston Villa are in 7th place on the table and has 29 points while Newcastle United sit in 16th with 19 points after 11 matches.

Aston Villa started strong and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Ollie Watkins, 13 minutes in. Later, Aston Villa took the lead with a goal form a goal from Bertrand Traore in the 42nd minute just before half-time, thereby seeing the first half to a 2-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 2-0.

As for substitutions, for Villa, Anwar El Ghazi, Trezeguet and Jacob Ramsey came on for Ross Barkley, Bertrand Traore and Jack Grealish, while Newcastle brought on Ryan Fraser, Allan Saint-Maximin and Dwight Gayle to replace Andy Carroll, Javi Manquillo and Miguel Almiron.

The referee booked three players from Newcastle United, Fabian Schar, Andy Carroll and Jamaal Lascelles.

Aston Villa next face Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are at home to Leeds United.

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