Aston Villa score against Newcastle.

Miles Starforth's player ratings: One 7 and one 4 for Newcastle United after Aston Villa defeat

Newcastle suffered a 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Monday night – but did any of their players come away with any credit?

First-half goals from Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi four minutes apart was the difference at Villa Park as Steve Bruce’s side remained 14th in the Premier League. Our Newcastle writer Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings following the match. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to see who shone and struggled:

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