Game #5656

2021-22

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Position:

12th (-1)

Premier League

Newcastle United

St James' Park

Attendance: 52,207

Sunday, 13 February 2022

An awful first half performance gifts Newcastle the lead and the relegation threatened side could have been out of sight had they capitalised on all Villa's defensive mistakes.

State of Saudi Arabia

1-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | None |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5656

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Sunday, 13 February 2022
Attendance | 52,207 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steven Gerrard |
Kick off | 2.00pm |
Referee | Craig Pawson, South Yorkshire |
Half Time Score | 0-1 |
Full Time Result | Lost |
Full Time Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | LDWDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson.
Previous 5: 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟥 | 🟩 |
Incidents: 💥- | 💥 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 💥- | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |
Assistants: Lee Betts, Ian Hussin.
Fourth official: Mike Dean.
VAR: Paul Tierney.
Assistant VAR: James Mainwaring.

MATCH INCIDENTS

Craig Pawson

Villa

💥- | 💥 | 💥- | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨

Newcastle United

🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

1st XI Cost: £159.98m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11
Subs Cost: £55.28m
Team Cost: £215.26m
Squad Cost: £232.54m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 12/20
Homegrown: 4/20

Starting XI Average Age: 26.53

Oldest Player: 29.69
M Philippe Coutinho

Youngest Player: 20.73
M Jacob Ramsey

TEAM NEWS

Calum Chambers makes his first Villa start in place of the suspended Ezri Konsa whilst Leon Bailey makes a return to the squad after nine games out injured.

Ben Chrisene, 17, retains his squad place alongside Carney Chukwuemeka, 18 and Tim Iroegbunam, 19.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |

M Marvelous Nakamba | 🇿🇼 |
Knee, 14 Dec - 9 Apr
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W Bertrand Traoré | 🇧🇫 |
Hamstring, 9 Feb - 5 Mar
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Suspension | 1 |

CB Ezri Konsa | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
First of Two games
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Out On Loan | 13 |

M Conor Hourihane | 🇮🇪 | Sheffield United
30 Aug 21 - 31 May 22
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RB Frédéric Guilbert | 🇫🇷 | Strasbourg
31 Aug 21 - 30 Jun 22
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CF Keinan Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
1 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Wesley | 🇧🇷 | Internacional
6 Jan 22 - 1 Jan 23
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W Anwar El Ghazi | 🇳🇱 | Everton
13 Jan 22 - 1 Jul 22
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M Aaron Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheltenham
11 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Caleb Chukwuemeka | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Livingston
12 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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W Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stoke
21 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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CF Cameron Archer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Preston
24 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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LB Matt Targett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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GK Filip Marschall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gateshead
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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GK Jed Steer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton
31 Jan 22 - 31 May 22
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W Trézéguet, Basaksehir | 🇪🇬 |
8 Feb 22 - 30 Jun 22
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Not Selected | 4 |

GK Viljami Sinisalo | 🇫🇮 |
CB Josh Feeney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Sil Swinkels | 🇳🇱 |
M Hayden Lindley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 63%
Possession A | 37%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 22

MANAGER

Steven Gerrard

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Aaron Danks
Assistant Manager: Gary McAllister
Assistant Manager: Michael Beale
Sporting Director: Johan Lange
Technical Director: Jeremy Oliver

STARTING LINE UP

GK Emiliano Martínez | 🇦🇷 |
LB Lucas Digne | 🇫🇷 |
CB Calum Chambers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tyrone Mings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Matty Cash | 🇵🇱 |
M Douglas Luiz | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 |
M John McGinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Philippe Coutinho | 🇧🇷 |
M Jacob Ramsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Emiliano Buendía | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Ollie Watkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

🔁 | F Danny Ings 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for CF Ollie Watkins | 72’ |
🔁 | W Leon Bailey 🇯🇲 🟨 for W Emiliano Buendía | 72’ |
🔁 | M Carney Chukwuemeka 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for M John McGinn | 85’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Robin Olsen | 🇩🇰 |
FB Ben Chrisene | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kortney Hause | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Morgan Sanson | 🇫🇷 |
M Tim Iroegbunam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

THE OPPOSITION

Team:
GK Martin Dubravka | 🇸🇰 | £3.60m |
RB Kieran Trippier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | £13.50m | 🔁 (RB Emil Krafth 🇸🇪 | £4.86m)
CB Dan Burn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | £13.50m |
CB Fabian Schär |🇨🇭| £3.60m |
RB Javier Manquillo | 🇪🇸 | £4.50m | 🔁 (LB Paul Dummett 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Yth)
M Joe Willock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £26.46m | 🔁 (M Bruno Guimarães 🇧🇷 | £37.78m)
M Jonjo Shelvey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | £14.40m |
M Joelinton | 🇧🇷 | 🟨 | £39.60m |
W Ryan Fraser | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Free |
W Allan Saint-Maximin | 🇫🇷 | £16.20m |
CF Chris Wood | 🇳🇿 | £27.00m |

Unused:
W Jacob Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £10.17m |
M Miguel Almirón | 🇵🇾 | £21.60m |
GK Karl Darlow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £4.50m |
CF Dwight Gayle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | £10.80m |
M Sean Longstaff | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Yth |
M Lucas De Bolle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Yth |

Manager: Eddie Howe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
1st XI Cost: £162.36m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 5/11
Homegrown: ⭕ 0/11
Subs Cost: £42.64m
Team Cost: £205.00m
Squad Cost: £252.07m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 : 10/20
Homegrown: 3/20

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Once again eight of Villa's twenty man squad arrived at the club without transfer fees, (Newcastle four). Meanwhile, Leon Bailey comes on as a second half substitute for his tenth appearance in twenty six games since his £28,800,000 move from Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

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MATCH TIMELINE

💥 | 32’ Penalty awarded (Newcastle United)
💥 | 33’ Decision over-ruled, VAR awards free kick
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United), Kieran Trippier, free kick
🟨 | 42’ Booking, John McGinn, Bad foul
⏱️ | HT Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 61’ Goal, 1-1, Ollie Watkins
💥 | 63’ Decision over-ruled, Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United)
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Ollie Watkins, Sub on, Danny Ings
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Emiliano Buendía, Sub on, Leon Bailey
🔁 | 85’ Sub off, John McGinn, Sub on, Carney Chukwuemeka
🟨 | 89’ Booking, Douglas Luiz, Bad foul
🟨 | 90’+5’ Booking, Leon Bailey, Bad foul
🟨 | 90’+7’ Booking, Jacob Ramsey, Bad foul
⏱️ | FT Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

👎 Steven Gerrard's loss rate is 24th of 32 Villa bosses after 13 games of their tenure. The 8th worst.

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“From start to finish we weren’t good enough and deserved nothing from the game.

“We were honest with the players half-time and we got a bit of a reaction but I’ve got no complaints with the result.

“I believe you make your own luck away from home and we were nowhere near it today.

“I expect more from this team collectively and individually. We feel frustrated and disappointed.

“I don’t think there was much in it today but Newcastle didn’t have to play incredibly well to win it. We need to move on and move on quickly.”

“Look, collectively we need to improve. We’ve got a lot of work to do.

“We didn’t deserve anything out of the game given the level of performance that we gave. That’s clear to me and some changes in the team need to happen as well.

“On the evidence of that, we’re short in a lot of places. I think we slightly improved after the break and had a 10 to 15 minute period where we pushed but, in terms of what we created in the game today, that was a concern because I think we had one shot on target.

“I don’t think Newcastle had to play ever so well to beat us. That’s a big frustration as well. Obviously, the goal we conceded is poor from our point of view and our set-plays, for and against, were poor today so, listen, in a lot of ways we were way off it.

“The easy way out for me is to say things are going to take time. We want to see improvements now. There has been a lot of positives and excitement and good performances along the way so far.

“But, today, the frustrating thing is there were no signs of them steps in the right direction. We were poor in a lot of areas which is a concern.

“We’ve got to be careful that we don’t get dragged down. We’ve got to have a purpose for every single game.

“Today, when we started, the players didn’t show any urgency until half-time. We never showed what we’re about until half-time.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do in a short space of time. The players know they were nowhere near it today. The staff know it. Collectively, we all need to improve

“We’ve come to the game too late! You can’t come to games in the Premier League after 45 minutes.

“You can’t be relying on one incident in the second half to say that you deserve something out of the game. We need to be creating more, be more dangerous.

“There’s not many people who can be proud of their performance today, probably two or three who I thought were close to the level that’s accepted.

“Even the subs coming to the game didn’t bring much. Our set plays didn’t look right. Across the board, we’ve got a lot to work on.

“I think VAR have taken a long time to make a decision. That tells you it’s extremely close.

“Sometimes you perform to a level away from home where you make your own luck but I don’t think our level was anywhere near it today so we got what we deserved from this game. We have no complaints with the outcome.

“It might have been different had the decision gone in our favour but we’d be clutching at straws if we’re pointing fingers towards VAR.”

Steven Gerrard.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022

"Villa will be disappointed by the circumstances which brought an end to their three-match unbeaten run in the league."

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**Newcastle United moved four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a third straight win as Kieran Trippier’s free-kick sank Aston Villa at St James’ Park.**
Trippier found a gap through the wall - his attempt hit Emiliano Buendia on its way into the net - after Joe Willock had been fouled by Calum Chambers.
Referee Craig Pawson pointed to the penalty spot but it was downgraded to a free-kick after a video assistant referee (VAR) review.
However, Newcastle were soon celebrating after Trippier - captaining the side in the absence of unwell Jamaal Lascelles - scored from a set-piece for the second time in as many games.
Villa thought they had equalised in the second half through Ollie Watkins’ header, but the goal was ruled out after a long VAR check which deemed the striker’s foot to be offside.
Newcastle’s win came at a cost as Trippier, who arrived from Atletico Madrid for £12m in January, and Javi Manquillo were forced off with injuries.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe revealed after the game that Trippier had gone to hospital for X-rays on a foot problem.
The game was stopped briefly in the second half because of a medical emergency in the crowd.
“Trippier got stamped on and he couldn’t continue, with a problem on the top of his foot, so he’s gone for an X-ray at the hospital,” said Newcastle boss Eddie Howe.
“We’re keeping everything crossed hoping that there’s no broken bone.”
Newcastle were three points from safety after a 4-0 home defeat by Manchester City on 19 December.
Two months on and the mood at St James’ Park has been transformed by wins over Leeds United, Everton and now Villa - as well as some good business in the January transfer window.
Dan Burn marked his debut for his boyhood heroes after joining from Brighton by helping them to only a third clean sheet in the league this season.
But it was England defender Tripper who produced the game’s outstanding moment as he repeated his [feat against Everton](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60210236) in midweek.
Such has been Trippier’s influence since becoming Newcastle’s first signing since October’s Saudi Arabian-backed takeover that manager Eddie Howe will hope the injury is not serious.
Trippier was a doubt before the game but, by the time he left the pitch in the 48th minute, Newcastle were on their way to another three points.
They remain 17th in the table, but the gap to 18th-placed Norwich at least affords them some breathing space before trips to West Ham on Saturday and Brentford on 26 February.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard,” added Howe. “In the last three games, I don’t think there’s been any secret to how we’ve won the games.
“I don’t think they’ve been fluent footballing performances where we’ve played from back to front and all the things that we potentially want to do in the future but it’s been very disciplined, hard-working, a lot of energy, a lot of team-work, team spirit, togetherness that have made the difference for us.
“So big compliments for everyone for that because that’s sometimes the hardest thing to deliver consistently.”

# Villa fade despite Coutinho
While the feel-good factor continues at Newcastle, Villa will be disappointed by the circumstances which brought an end to their three-match unbeaten run in the league.
They never really tested Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka and, while there was more purpose about Steven Gerrard’s side after half-time, Watkins’ disallowed goal added to their frustration.
John McGinn went close to equalising with a deflected shot, but not even Philippe Coutinho, who has been in sparkling form since joining on loan from Barcelona, could inspire Villa.
“Sometimes you perform to a level where you make your own luck, but our level was nowhere near today, so we got what we deserved from this game,” said Villa boss Steven Gerrard.
“I’ve got no complaints with the outcome. It might have been different if that [Watkins’ disallowed goal] would have gone in our favour, but we’d be clutching at straws if we were pointing fingers towards VAR.
“I don’t think Newcastle have had to play ever so well to beat us - that’s a big frustration as well.”

**Newcastle United moved four points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a third straight win as Kieran Trippier’s free-kick sank Aston Villa at St James’ Park.**
Trippier found a gap through the wall - his attempt hit Emiliano Buendia on its way into the net - after Joe Willock had been fouled by Calum Chambers.
Referee Craig Pawson pointed to the penalty spot but it was downgraded to a free-kick after a video assistant referee (VAR) review.
However, Newcastle were soon celebrating after Trippier - captaining the side in the absence of unwell Jamaal Lascelles - scored from a set-piece for the second time in as many games.
Villa thought they had equalised in the second half through Ollie Watkins’ header, but the goal was ruled out after a long VAR check which deemed the striker’s foot to be offside.
Newcastle’s win came at a cost as Trippier, who arrived from Atletico Madrid for £12m in January, and Javi Manquillo were forced off with injuries.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe revealed after the game that Trippier had gone to hospital for X-rays on a foot problem.
The game was stopped briefly in the second half because of a medical emergency in the crowd.
“Trippier got stamped on and he couldn’t continue, with a problem on the top of his foot, so he’s gone for an X-ray at the hospital,” said Newcastle boss Eddie Howe.
“We’re keeping everything crossed hoping that there’s no broken bone.”
Newcastle were three points from safety after a 4-0 home defeat by Manchester City on 19 December.
Two months on and the mood at St James’ Park has been transformed by wins over Leeds United, Everton and now Villa - as well as some good business in the January transfer window.
Dan Burn marked his debut for his boyhood heroes after joining from Brighton by helping them to only a third clean sheet in the league this season.
But it was England defender Tripper who produced the game’s outstanding moment as he repeated his [feat against Everton](https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60210236) in midweek.
Such has been Trippier’s influence since becoming Newcastle’s first signing since October’s Saudi Arabian-backed takeover that manager Eddie Howe will hope the injury is not serious.
Trippier was a doubt before the game but, by the time he left the pitch in the 48th minute, Newcastle were on their way to another three points.
They remain 17th in the table, but the gap to 18th-placed Norwich at least affords them some breathing space before trips to West Ham on Saturday and Brentford on 26 February.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard,” added Howe. “In the last three games, I don’t think there’s been any secret to how we’ve won the games.
“I don’t think they’ve been fluent footballing performances where we’ve played from back to front and all the things that we potentially want to do in the future but it’s been very disciplined, hard-working, a lot of energy, a lot of team-work, team spirit, togetherness that have made the difference for us.
“So big compliments for everyone for that because that’s sometimes the hardest thing to deliver consistently.”

# Villa fade despite Coutinho
While the feel-good factor continues at Newcastle, Villa will be disappointed by the circumstances which brought an end to their three-match unbeaten run in the league.
They never really tested Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka and, while there was more purpose about Steven Gerrard’s side after half-time, Watkins’ disallowed goal added to their frustration.
John McGinn went close to equalising with a deflected shot, but not even Philippe Coutinho, who has been in sparkling form since joining on loan from Barcelona, could inspire Villa.
“Sometimes you perform to a level where you make your own luck, but our level was nowhere near today, so we got what we deserved from this game,” said Villa boss Steven Gerrard.
“I’ve got no complaints with the outcome. It might have been different if that [Watkins’ disallowed goal] would have gone in our favour, but we’d be clutching at straws if we were pointing fingers towards VAR.
“I don’t think Newcastle have had to play ever so well to beat us - that’s a big frustration as well.”