Newcastle United player ratings from 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa – how did Joe Willock fare?
Newcastle United suffered a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon – but how did the players fare?
It’s now three straight 2-0 defeats in a row for The Magpies at Villa Park after a stunning strike from Danny Ings and a penalty from Anwar El Ghazi saw the hosts claim three points.
Like last week, there were signs of promise for Newcastle but a distinct lack of conviction in either penalty area proved costly.
Joe Willock made his first appearance since signing from Arsenal for £25 million last week. The 22-year-old was thrust straight into the starting line-up at Villa Park as one of three changes.
Jonjo Shelvey made way due to a calf injury while Emil Krafth and Ciaran Clark dropped to the bench for Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar following last Sunday’s 4-2 defeat at home to West Ham United.
Scroll down and click through the pages to reveal our Newcastle United player ratings from the match…