Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United is challenged by Douglas Luiz of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on August 21, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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…

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