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

    Substitutes

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

    Newcastle United

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

    Substitutes

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

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