The story of the day as Newcastle United's winless run extends to 10 games with Aston Villa loss

Newcastle United are nine without a win and have scored just once from open play in that sequence – can they turn around their Premier League fortunes at Villa Park this evening?

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Aston Villa v Newcastle United LIVE

Key Events

  • FT | Aston Villa 2 (Watkins 13, Traore 42) Newcastle United 0
  • NUFC XI: Darlow, Manquillo (Allan Saint-Maximin 70), Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Hendrick, Almiron (Gayle 81), Wilson, Carroll (Fraser 70).
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Steve Bruce’s pre-match thoughts

The dangerman (well, one of them)

It’s fair to say, you’re not impressed with this side

As expected, it is five at the back

Well struck, but no worries for Darlow

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