Newcastle United vs Aston Villa full match video, extended highlights and interviews
Posted on September 3rd, 2012 | 24 Comments |
Newcastle United vs Aston Villa full match video (opens in new window).
Extended MOTD highlights, postmatch interviews and punditry.
A fairly uninspiring first half performance from the Magpies was punished by a goal from Villa’s Ciaran Clark after he breezed past United’s centre backs to connect with a Barry Bannan cross in the 22nd minute. However once Pardew did what he should have done in the first place and switched to a 4-3-3 after the break, once again we were saved by a piece of brilliance from one of the usual suspects, Hatem Ben Arfa, after an hour. His excellent goal was some reminiscent of his first goal for Newcastle United against Everton.
The Magpies almost claimed an unlikely victory in an excellent stoppage time strike from Yohan Cabaye. Unfortnately for the Magpies though, Brad Guzan produced an excellent save for the Villans to help tham leave St James’ Park with a point.
Teams / Match facts
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Gael Bigirimana 38), Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Vurnon Anita, Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse.
Subs: Steve Harper (G), Mike Williamson, Dan Gosling, Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano, Gabriel Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux.
Aston Villa (4-4-2): Brad Guzan; Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Eric Lichaj, Brett Holman, Karim El Ahamadi (Charles N’Zogbia 73), Stephen Ireland, Barry Bannan; Andreas Weimann (Gabriel Agbonlahor 64), Darren Bent.
Subs: Shay Given (G), Nathan Baker, Derrick Williams, Graham Burke, Charles N’Zogbia, Jordan Bowery, Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Score / Goalscorers: Newcastle United 1 (Hatem Ben Arfa 60), Aston Villa 1 (Ciaran Clark 22).
Yellow Cards: Karim El Ahamadi (27), Jonas Gutierrez (85), Eric Lichaj (90), Brad Guzan (90+1), Brett Holman (90+3).
Red cards: None.
Referee: Lee Probert.