Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United - Honours shared as Williamson sees red

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle United

    Ref: Mike Dean
    Attendance: 30,267

    Villa Park

    Aston Villa and Newcastle United drew 0-0 at Villa Park on Saturday lunchtime.

    Newcastle United and Aston Villa shared the spoils at Villa Park in Saturday's early kick-off, with neither side able to find the breakthrough goal.

    Despite that the match was not short on incident, with the Magpies enjoying the majority of possession and having four of their 11 shots on target. In comparison, Villa failed to find the target with any of their nine efforts on goal.

    Newcastle's Mike Williamson was sent off late on for a second bookable offence, while debutant Siem de Jong impressed after coming on in the second half and could have won the match for Alan Pardew's side.

    As for Villa, they need more firepower if this season is not going to be one of relative mediocrity.  After all, no shots on target at home simply is not good enough.

    That said, Paul Lambert's side did climb to the top of the table with their point, while Newcastle went up to 13th.

    Statistics

    Aston Villa

    Newcastle United

    Possession

    40.4%
    59.6%

    Shots on target

    Total shots

    Team Lineups

    Aston Villa

    • Brad Guzan
    • Philippe Senderos
    • Ron Vlaar
    • Aly Cissokho
    • Alan Hutton
    • Fabian Delph
    • Ashley Westwood
    • Kieran Richardson
    • Charles N'Zogbia
    • Gabriel Agbonlahor
    • Andreas Weimann

    Substitutes

    • Carlos Sánchez
    • Nathan Baker
    • Leandro Bacuna
    • Shay Given
    • Joe Cole
    • Jack Grealish
    • Darren Bent

    Newcastle United

    • Tim Krul
    • Daryl Janmaat
    • Fabricio Coloccini
    • Paul Dummett
    • Michael Williamson
    • Vurnon Anita
    • Yoan Gouffran
    • Moussa Sissoko
    • Jack Colback
    • Rémy Cabella
    • Emmanuel Rivière

    Substitutes

    • Gabriel Obertan
    • Siem de Jong
    • Massadio Haidara
    • Mehdi Abeid
    • Ayoze Pérez
    • Steven Taylor
    • Robert Elliot

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