Aston villa vs Newcastle highlights
Watch Aston villa vs Newcastle Highlights as Ollie Watkins scores for the victory of Aston villa on the premier league meetings in the villa park at Saturday.
By the end of the match, Aston villa is positioned on the 6th place in the points table, while Newcastle is on the 4th position of the premier league.
Olli Watkins double scores helped Aston villa to break the New castle’s winning streak after their five game victory with a well deserved victory of 3-0 making a chance for them in European spot.
New castle were fortunate to go in at Half time only a goal behind after Ramsey who shoot on the crossbar, after he had been denied by a narrow VAR offside call.
It was of the decision, his hattrick was Denied as he added his second goal of the day in the 83rd minute of the game play.
As Aston villa is on continuous five match win, placing in the sixth position of the points table. A four and five-match winning streak between the two sides could have signalled a cagey affair but Watkins’ early exploits suggested there would be little of the sort at Villa Park, as he held off Fabian Schar and fired against the base of the post inside 30 seconds.
It could have shortly been two when the rebound from another Watkins shot fell for Ramsey, but with Pope beaten he smacked the bar from no more than eight yards.
Villa’s one frustration came from the danger presented by their own profligacy. The likely second-half Newcastle resurgence did begin to materialise once Callum Wilson was brought on to play alongside Alexander Isak – but even that was soon punctured.
Watkins raced onto a ball in behind before getting the better of Pope with another smart finish, only for a VAR review to rule him offside of Sven Botman by a matter of millimetres.
Unai Emery on postmatch interview
Emery says Europa League qualification is possible, but is not ready to talk about reaching the Champions League just yet.
“We are speaking about a difficult next target we can have, but not now. Not now,” he said.
“We can think about being a candidate for a Europa [League] position but the top four is very, very difficult. Of course if we keep winning we can add for the next weeks, but not now.
“We are not now thinking about the top four because we have a lot of teams in front of that position and we are going to face Tottenham at home and Manchester United away but they have enough advantage at the moment.”
Eddie Howe on postmatch interview
“Yes I think it probably was, we weren’t great today, hugely disappointing in a big fixture,” he said.
“But the lads have been so consistent through the season these things can happen, we just now need to focus on the response.
“In all disciplines were slightly off our best and we were punished by a very good team. In every aspect it was unlike us, we were wasteful with the ball and out of possession we weren’t as solid and tight as we have been.
“It is just a disappointing day, one we have to analyse, but put to bed quickly. At this stage of the season with so few games to go you have to focus on what’s ahead rather than what’s gone. It was a tough afternoon.
“I have spoken with the players and given my feelings. The main focus is on what our response will be, we need to make sure we are not that team again.
“We weren’t ourselves, we didn’t represent ourselves in the way we can. That is the first time it’s happened in a long time. Today we were just a level off.”