Aston Villa vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as Magpies claim vital three points

Newcastle United got themselves back to winning ways with a professional and, at times, dominant display at Villa Park.

A match billed to be a close affair was anything but in the first 45 minutes as Newcastle strode forward, slipped into dangerous areas and put the hosts on the back foot.

Despite feeling restricted from open play, Eddie Howe’s men utilised set pieces to great effect with the first two goals coming from corners.

The first found Fabian Schar near the front post and he turned the ball past Emi Martinez to open the scoring. The second was flicked out to Anthony Gordon whose long-ranged effort struck the crossbar and rebounded back to Schar for a tap-in.

From there, Newcastle added a third after the half-time break through a slick counter-attack that saw Alex Moreno’s attempted clearance find the back of the net.

Ollie Watkins pulled a goal back for Aston Villa – his 50th in the Premier League – and ended his goal drought but it wasn’t enough for Unai Emery’s men to mount a comeback.

Relive the action with our live blog below plus get the latest odds and tips right here:

Aston Villa vs Newcastle LIVE

  • Newcastle defeat Aston Villa and end four-game losing streak

  • 73’ DISALLOWED! - Watkins’ second is ruled out for offside (AST 1-3 NEW)

  • 71’ GOAL! - Watkins pulls one back for Villa (AST 1-3 NEW)

  • 52’ GOAL! - Alex Moreno turns the ball into the net trying to clear his lines (AST 0-3 NEW)

  • 36’ GOAL! - Schar scores again from another set piece (AST 0-2 NEW)

  • 32’ GOAL! - Schar opens the scoring from a corner (AST 0-1 NEW)

  • 30’ CLOSE! - Murphy and Longstaff have efforts kept out by Villa (AST 0-0 NEW)

  • 27’ SHOT! - Cash picks out Dubravka with a snapshot at goal (AST 0-0 NEW)

  • 19’ SAVE! - Martinez denies Gordon (AST 0-0 NEW)

Aston Villa FC 1 - 3 Newcastle United FC

Newcastle spark life into their season with a result no one saw coming

22:37 , Mike Jones

Ah, the enduring lure of the Premier League. Welcoming Newcastle should have been the home banker to end all home bankers for an Aston Villa side with nine wins and one draw from 10 Villa Park league matches, again a team with a seemingly incurable bout of hodophobia, out to avoid a fifth successive league defeat – a run they have not endured in over four years.

Very quickly, however, the script was torn apart by a battle-weary Newcastle fully deserving of a first league victory on the road since September, as Villa slipped to a first home league loss in just under a year. Only in the Barclays.

This was a hotly-anticipated battle of the two sides tipped to be the main threat to the Premier League establishment. Both are huge clubs in their own right, but the riches and global appeal of the “Big Six” have made it almost impossible to win a seat at the top table.

Newcastle spark life into their season with a result no one saw coming

Full-time! Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

22:16 , Mike Jones

90+9 mins: There goes the final whistle. It’s a big three points for Newcastle who end their four game losing streak with a victory are Villa Park.

In the first half they were by far the better team and they only built on that performance. Eddie Howe said in the build-up that Newcastle were aiming to finish in the top four.

Based on this performance, they could possibly do it.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

22:12 , Mike Jones

90+6 mins: The head of steam that Aston Villa built up following Watkins’ goal has all but evaporated. Newcastle have more than enough men behind the ball with Eddie Howe having reinforced the defensive line.

It’s hard work for Villa to break Newcastle down now.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

22:09 , Mike Jones

90+3 mins: Aston Villa are pushing for the next goal but they’re massively open on the counter-attack when they throw everyone forward.

Another goal for Newcastle kills off the game, one for Villa reignites it.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

22:07 , Mike Jones

90 mins: Nine minutes of added time to play at Villa Park! Time enough for a Villa comeback.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

22:05 , Mike Jones

88 mins: Aston Villa are running out of time now. Newcastle are stepping onto the front foot once again and could score a fourth goal.

Sean Longstaff is fed into the box with a one-on-one but his effort is fizzed straight at Emi Martinez who keeps it out!

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

21:59 , Mike Jones

83 mins: John McGinn finds Matty Cash over on the right wing and the full-back whips in a cross. Ollie Watkins tries to get to the ball in the air but he’s beaten by Martin Dubravka who plucks the ball safely into his own hands.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

21:55 , Mike Jones

80 mins: 10 minutes plus added time to play at Villa Park. The hosts need another goal as soon as possible to have any hopes of rescuing a draw out of this match.

Newcastle have weathered the storm well. They’re slowing the tempo down and trying to manage the game.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

21:54 , Mike Jones

77 mins: Newcastle are fighting back. Another corner ball drops for Fabian Schar who comes agonisingly close to a hat-trick but sees his prodded effort turned wide by Clement Lenglet.

Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle

21:49 , Mike Jones

73 mins: Ollie Watkins scores again! He’s threaded the ball as he makes a run through the middle of the Newcastle centre-backs. With the defenders beaten, Watkins waits for the goalkeeper to come out then flicks it over his body to find the back of the net.

However, the offside flag goes up and VAR confirms that the goal should be chalked off.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle (Watkins, 71’)⚽️

21:47 , Mike Jones

71 mins: A pass over the top sees Leon Bailey nip in behind Dan Burn and bring the ball under control. He slides a pass into the box where Ollie Watkins gets ahead of Fabian Schar to turn it past Martin Dubravka!

That strike is Watkins’ 50th Premier League goal.

Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle

21:45 , Mike Jones

69 mins: A nice turn on the halfway line from Leon Bailey gets him past Dan Burn and Villa sweep up the pitch. The ball is slipped into the path of Matty Cash who decides to shoot as Ollie Watkins is offside.

He forces a fingertip save out of the goalkeeper who flicks the ball wide of the far post.

Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle

21:41 , Mike Jones

66 mins: Close! John McGinn puts the ball out wide to Jacob Ramsey who feeds a nice pass into the box for Ollie Watkins. The forward shoots and drills a low effort at Martin Drubravka who manages to keep it out.

The Newcastle goalkeeper is still fighting off the knock from Watkins earlier and needs a bit more treatment here.

Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle

21:39 , Mike Jones

63 mins: Unai Emery decides to make a triple change for Aston Villa with Leon Bailey, Jacob Ramsey and Nicolo Zaniolo all coming onto the pitch.

Boubacar Kamara, Youri Tielemans and Moussa Diaby are the men replaced.

Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle

21:36 , Mike Jones

60 mins: Ollie Watkins bursts forward on the counter attack and slips a pass into the box for Moussa Diaby. He takes a touch inside the box, goes round the goalkeeper but sees his effort cleared off the line!

Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle

21:31 , Mike Jones

55 mins: That should be that for this game. Aston Villa haven’t been at the races for the duration of this game and they’ve been punished by Newcastle.

Eddie Howe’s men seem back to their best and have been clinical in front of goal.

GOAL! Aston Villa 0-3 Newcastle (Moreno OG, 52’)⚽️

21:28 , Mike Jones

52 mins: Three!

The danger for Aston Villa was always getting caught on the counter-attack. Matty Cash is caught in possession and Anthony Gordon threads the ball down the line for Miguel Almiron.

Almiron delivers it across the box where Jacob Murphy pokes it towards goal. Alex Moreno tries to clear it but can only turn the ball into his own net.

Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:26 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Close! Youri Tielemans slides a pass into the box for Ollie Watkins who has to get around Fabian Schar before lunging for the ball.

Martin Dubravka comes out to claim the ball too and collides with Watkins who slides over the top of the ball and catches the goalkeeper.

Both men need treatment with Dubravka coming off worse.

Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:23 , Mike Jones

48 mins: Kieran Trippier whips another corner ball into the box and it bounces behind after taking a deflection off a Newcastle shirt.

Villa look the play out from the back but they’re put under pressure over on their left wing and Newcastle force the ball out for a throw in.

Second half! Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:20 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa get the ball rolling for the second half. Villa’s last Premier League home defeat came last February and they won’t want that record to slip tonight.

Can they get back into this match?

HT Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:14 , Mike Jones

Fabian Schar hadn’t scored with any of his previous 73 shots attempted in the Premier League before tonight, the longest ongoing run of any player in the 2023/24 competition.

He has now scored two from two shots against Aston Villa this evening.

HT Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:09 , Mike Jones

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Half-time! Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:04 , Mike Jones

45+4 mins: Aston Villa end the half with an increase in pressure after a couple of corners get whipped into the box. John McGinn is then punished for a tussle with Lewis Miley before nodding a headed effort over the top.

The whistle goes to end the first half.

Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

21:01 , Mike Jones

45 mins: Four minutes of added time to play at Villa Park. Can the hosts rally and get themselves a goal ahead of the second half?

Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

20:58 , Mike Jones

42 mins: This is a blow for Newcastle. Alexander Isak is heading off the pitch with a new injury knock. Miguel Almiron comes on to replace him with the rumours of a potential move to Saudi Arabia still swirling around him.

Can he impress with what is left of this game?

Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle

20:54 , Mike Jones

39 mins: A VAR check confirms that Newcastle have doubled their lead. Aston Villa need to switch things up. They’ve offered very little going forward and are on the verge of another heavy defeat here.

Unai Emery has come thinking to do.

GOAL! Aston Villa 0-2 Newcastle (Schar, 36’)⚽️

20:52 , Mike Jones

36 mins: Newcastle win a corner that is headed out of the box by the first defender. It comes to Anthony Gordon outside the penalty area and he drills a shot towards goal.

A deflection off Clement Lenglet lifts the ball onto the crossbar. It bounces back into play and Fabian Schar is the quickest to react.

He pokes the ball home and now has two goals!

GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 Newcastle (Schar, 32’)⚽️

20:49 , Mike Jones

32 mins: Newcastle take the lead! They score from a set piece again.

Kieran Trippier swings a corner into the middle of the box, the ball drops nicely for Fabian Schar who manages to squeeze ahead of Ezri Konsa.

Schar scoops the ball towards goal with his right foot and picks out the bottom corner!

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:46 , Mike Jones

30 mins: Close! Newcastle spread Aston Villa and pick out Jacob Murphy on the right side. He darts into the box and shoots forcing a low save out of Emi Martinez.

The rebound bobbles into the path of Sean Longstaff who nails a first time effort only for Clement Lenglet to get the block in.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:42 , Mike Jones

27 mins: There’s a few shouts for handball as Matty Cash tries to take on Lewis Miley and Dan Burn in the penalty area. The ball bounces off Miley’s leg and strikes Burn on the arm which is by his side.

It rebounds kindly for Cash who whips a shot at goal but it’s straight at Martin Dubravka who clings onto the ball.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:41 , Mike Jones

24 mins: Aston Villa just aren’t penetrating well. Alex Moreno bombs down the line but halts his run at the sight of the first defender.

He sends it square where Boubacar Kamara lifts an aerial pass into the box. Ollie Watkins is the target but Martin Dubravka jogs over and gets to the ball first.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:38 , Mike Jones

21 mins: Chance! Mouss Diaby is slipped into the right side of the box. He’s on for a shot across goal but looks to square it to Ollie Watkins and gives the ball away instead.

Why didn’t he shoot?

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:36 , Mike Jones

19 mins: Save! A lovely pass from the right wing picks out Anthony Gordon making a run through the middle. He’s held off by Ezri Konsa as the pair head into the box.

Gordon shakes the defender away, checks to the right and shoots but Emi Martinez charges him down and smothers the ball low down.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:31 , Mike Jones

15 mins: A diagonal pass looks to unlock Matty Cash but Anthony Gordon gets back in time to limit the break and Cash is forced to pass backwards.

Newcastle have edged things in this opening quarter of an hour but chances have been limited.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:29 , Mike Jones

12 mins: There have been a couple of chances from both teams to get into space in behind the lines. Alexander Isak makes a good run to meet a ball over the top but he is just beaten to it by Emiliano Martínez.

Lewis Miley is then fed into the left side of the box and flicks a pass over to the far post but none of his teammates can get on the end of it.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:28 , Mike Jones

9 mins: Moussa Diaby wins a corner when attacking Dan Burn on Villa’s right side. John McGinn curls the cross into the box from the set piece but can’t pick out a teammate and the chance to score fades away.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:20 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Matty Cash gets the better of Anthony Gordon and looks to burst up the pitch for Villa. Dan Burn trots across and lunges into a heavy tackle which dispossesses the defender and earns Burn the appreciation of the travelling Newcastle fans.

Newcastle then work the ball down the left side of the pitch and win a free kick thanks to some smart play from Gordon. The set piece is delivered into the box by Kieran Trippier only for Villa to clear it without too much trouble.

Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:18 , Mike Jones

3 mins: Moussa Diaby nods a long, aerial ball down to Youri Tielemans who attempts to release Ollie Watkins in behind the Newcastle defence.

The pass is overhit and Watkins can’t reach the ball before it is scurried away by the visitors.

Kick off! Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

20:16 , Mike Jones

In the haze of smoke following the pre-kick off pyrotechnics Newcastle get the match underway and work the ball over to the right side of the pitch.

It bobbles out of play for an Aston Vill throw in.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

20:12 , Mike Jones

Here come the teams.

This match seems like a fairly even contest which could go either way. Will Aston Villa triumph at home or can Newcastle end their poor form?

Kick off is up next...

Pre-match thoughts of Eddie Howe

20:10 , Mike Jones

Newcastle are looking to end a run of four successive Premier League defeats and Eddie Howe believes that if they stick to their gameplan they have a strong chance of defeating Aston Villa tonight.

“It’s been a mixture of training and recovery (since the FA Cup win over Fulham),” he said.

“We need to make sure we’re prepared for Villa. It will be a very difficult game. They’re in very good form so we need to get our game plan right.”

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

20:05 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe has won six games as a manager against Aston Villa, second only to his seven victories versus Everton.

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Aston Villa vs Newcastle

20:00 , Mike Jones

Ollie Watkins has gone six competitive appearances without scoring for the first time this season.

He needs one Premier League goal to become only the third player to reach 50 for Villa, and will achieve that feat in fewer games than Gabby Agbonlahor and Dwight Yorke.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:55 , Mike Jones

Alexander Isak needs one Premier League goal to eclipse last season’s debut haul of 10.


Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:50 , Mike Jones

Newcastle’s solitary league away win this season was 8-0 at Sheffield United in September. The Magpies have only managed two points and eight goals from their other nine top-flight away fixtures this season.

They have also conceded 32 league goals this season, one shy of their final tally in 2022/23.

Unai Emery eager to keep ‘very important’ Jacob Ramsey at Aston Villa

19:45 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery insists he wants to keep hold of “very important” Jacob Ramsey amid speculation over the midfielder’s future.

It has been reported that Villa need to sell before strengthening their squad due to the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.

Ramsey, 22, who has been linked with Newcastle, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and remains doubtful for Tuesday night’s home league game against Eddie Howe’s Magpies.

Unai Emery eager to keep ‘very important’ Jacob Ramsey at Aston Villa

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:40 , Mike Jones

Villa have the division’s best home record so far this season, with 28 points out of a possible 30.

They could go 18 home league matches unbeaten for the first time since the 1976-77 season. Their most recent league defeat at Villa Park came against Arsenal last February.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:35 , Mike Jones

Newcastle have lost six of their last seven league matches and could suffer five straight defeats in the division for the first time in three years.

A sixth successive Premier League away defeat would be their worst run since a streak of nine from December 2015 to April 2016

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:30 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa’s tally of 13 wins and 43 points is their best record after 21 top-flight fixtures of a season for 125 years.

However, their only league victory in the past four attempts came against Burnley a month ago courtesy of an 89th-minute penalty, can they get back to winning ways tonight?

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:25 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa can equal their record, set versus Oldham, of seven consecutive top-flight home clean sheets against the same club.

It would also match Newcastle’s longest run of successive top-flight away games against a single opponent without scoring.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle team changes

19:20 , Mike Jones

No changes to speak of from either manager.

Aston Villa boss Unai Emery named an unchanged side from the side which drew 0-0 with Chelsea in the FA Cup fourth round last Friday.

Ollie Watkins starts up front for Villa as their main goal threat despite a six game drought.

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe also sticks with the same side from Newcastle’s last game which was a 2-0 win over Fulham in their fourth-round tie on Saturday.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle line-ups

19:16 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Tielemens; Diaby, Watkins.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Miley, Longstaff, Guimaraes; Murphy, Isak, Gordon.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle

19:10 , Mike Jones

Newcastle thrashed Aston Villa 5-1 at St James’ Park on the opening weekend of the current campaign but the away team hasn’t won this fixture in 16 league meetings since Newcastle’s 2-1 triumph at Villa Park in September 2013.

Can Eddie Howe’s men change that tonight?

Howe on the previous meeting and how big Fulham win was

19:05 , Mike Jones

Newcastle boss, Eddie Howe, also spoke about the previous meeting with Villa and says that his side were at their best on the day.

“It seems a long time ago,” reflected Howe, “I think we were at our best from an attacking sense that day. We grew in confidence as the game went on and we scored some great goals.

“The squad looked healthy and we had options - it was a difficult team to pick. I think that showed what we’re capable of.”

The Newcastle manager also spoke about the significance of Saturday’s FA Cup win at Fulham adding: “It was an important win for us.

“It wasn’t our best performance but it was important. Defensively, we looked resilient and solid.

“Hopefully it gives us a lot of confidence. I think you’ve seen an improved performance towards the end of the game, probably reflecting the scoreline and the fact we were winning - you saw a bit of freedom return.”

Emery looks back on defeat at St. James’ Park

19:00 , Mike Jones

The last time Aston Villa faced Newcastle in the Premier League they were heavily beaten 5-1 at St. James’ Park. Villa boss, Unai Emery, reflected on that defeat and says his side will respect Newcastle this evening.

“It was tough – not only the result but for the match because it was the moment Tyrone [Mings] was injured. It was a difficult moment.” he said,

“We were with some circumstances that were really bad. We analysed and worked after that match, trying to improve, and I think that now it’s completely different.

“We respect Newcastle a lot. They have some injured players. To share Premier League and Champions League the demand is very high with injuries and circumstances like that.

“They are not being like last year when they had an amazing season, played fantastic and qualified for the Champions League. They were successful in the cups as well.

“This year is different, but my respect has not changed. We are going to respect them like they deserve and we are ready for tomorrow.”

Aston Villa step up pursuit of Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers with third bid

18:55 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa have put in a third bid for Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers, after some progress in negotiations between the clubs.

The latest offer forms an overall package of around £15m, including achievable add-ons. Middlesbrough are understood to have previously been holding out for at least £10m in terms of basic fee, and are hugely reluctant to let such a talent go, having just signed him in the summer. Rogers is only six months into a four-year contract at the Riverside.

Emery specifically wants Rogers as his main priority for Villa’s relatively constrained window. The 21-year-old forward has greatly impressed for Michael Carrick’s side, and scored in the Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea in midweek, having already impressed in an FA Cup game against Emery’s side. The Basque coach feels Rogers can give a different dimension.

Aston Villa step up pursuit of Middlesbrough’s Morgan Rogers with third bid

Lewis Miley on his new Newcastle contract

18:50 , Mike Jones

Teenager Lewis Miley has signed a new deal with Newcastle which will keep him at the club for the forseeable future.

A product of the Newcastle United Academy, Lewis became Newcastle’s youngest ever Premier League debutant when he featured for his boyhood club on the final day of the 2022/23 season away at Chelsea.

He has since made 18 competitive first team appearances, including three outings in the Champions League, and has been capped at Under-19 level for England.

Of his new contract, Miley said: “It’s a really proud moment for me and my family to sign another professional contract with my boyhood club. I couldn’t be prouder.

“Hopefully I can continue to do well over the next few years, and I can keep improving my performance and getting better as a player.

“It’s a real joy playing in front of the fans, especially to hear them chanting my name. Their support means so much to me and my family, and I’m looking forward to the future.”

Howe gives an injury update

18:45 , Mike Jones

Newcastle boss, Eddie Howe, is expecting to have Miguel Almiron available for tonight’s match though the Magpies still have a few key players on the sidelines.

The Newcastle manager said: “We hope Miggy [Almiron] will be with us. Jamaal [Lascelles], I’m not so sure about. It’s not a serious injury but I think it might be enough to keep him out of this game - it will be close. We certainly hope to have Miggy with us.

“Harvey [Barnes] is getting closer. He’s probably the closest, along with Callum [Wilson].

“Then you go a little bit further back to Joe [Willock] and a bit further again to Elliot [Anderson], then we have a couple of others that are even further back. Harvey and Callum are probably the closest to returning to help us.”

Emery on Ramsey’s future

18:40 , Mike Jones

Jacob Ramsey has been linked with a possible move to Newcastle in the January transfer window but he is a big part of Unai Emery’s plans with Aston Villa and the club do not want to see him leave anytime soon.

Emery said: “Jacob Ramsey is a very important player. He grew up here in the Academy and his progress is clear, getting better. His level is increasing a lot and I want to keep him here with us.

“He is a potentially big, big player in Aston Villa and England. I want to keep him here 100%.”

Eddie Howe says it is ‘impossible’ for Newcastle to add to squad without selling

18:35 , Mike Jones

Eddie Howe has promised the Newcastle hierarchy will not ignore their role as “guardians of the club’s future” as they attempt to negotiate a path through a transfer window minefield.

The big-spending Magpies have found themselves thrust into the limelight in recent weeks amid speculation that one of their biggest names could be sold as they juggle the restrictions imposed by profit and sustainability and financial fair play rules with their desire to strengthen their squad.

More than £400m has been spent on transfers since the club’s Saudi-backed owners took charge at St James’ Park in October 2021 and, with the club having reported losses in excess of £70m for each of the two most recent financial years, chief executive Darren Eales has admitted that even their biggest names have their price.

Eddie Howe says it is ‘impossible’ for Newcastle to add to squad without selling

Aston Villa vs Newcastle prediction

18:30 , Mike Jones

Both teams seem evenly matched despite the six places separating them in the Premier League table. Newcastle are going through a rough run of form but have the quality and skill to take the game to Aston Villa.

Unai Emery’s men are trying to earn Champions League football next term and need to keep up the pace with the top three. They’ll be bouyed on by their home support which may or may not be enough to get them over the line in this one.

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle predicted teams

18:25 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Lenglet, Moreno; Bailey, Luiz, Kamara, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Miley, Longstaff, Guimaraes; Murphy, Isak, Gordon.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle early team news

18:20 , Mike Jones

Jacob Ramsey is back in training after a hamstring injury, though may again miss out for Aston Villa. Jhon Duran, Emiliano Buendia, Pau Torres and Tyrone Mings are among Unai Emery’s longer-term absentees.

Miguel Almiron, who is being linked with a move away from Newcastle, missed the FA Cup win at Fulham due to illness.

He may be back amongst things here, but Eddie Howe suggested that Kieran Trippier has a groin “grumble” that may need monitoring, to add to a still large list of injury worries.

How to watch Aston Villa vs Newcastle

18:15 , Mike Jones

Aston Villa vs Newcastle is due to kick off at 8.15pm GMT on Tuesday 30 January at Villa Park.

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to watch the match live on TNT Sports 1, with coverage from 7.30pm GMT. Subscribers can stream the action via discovery+.

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Aston Villa vs Newcastle

16:45 , Mike Jones

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Premier League action as Aston Villa host Newcastle United at Villa Park.

Unai Emery’s men head into the match sitting fourth in the table but could jump up to second if they win and Arsenal fail to beat Nottingham Forest in an earlier kick off.

Villa have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five league games but will be hoping to get back to winning ways after a couple of goalless draws in their previous two outings.

They’re facing Newcastle at a good time. Eddie Howe’s men have lost four consecutive matches in the league and have slipped down to 10th in the table.

However, two solid victories over Sunderland and Fulham in the FA Cup could have come at the right time to inject some confidence in the squad and the Magpies will be hoping to finish off the season in strong form.

We’ll have all the team news, updates and match action throughout the evening so stick with us as we build up to kick off at 8.15pm.