The football match between Aston Villa and Newcastle takes place dramatically at Villa Park stadium on Saturday, 17 September 2011, because both teams need three points to improve their positions on the Premier League standings.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle 1-1 Highlights
13' [1 - 0] Gabriel Agbonlahor
57' [1 - 1] Leon Best
Before the fifth round, Newcastle ranks No. 4, while their rival is spotted No. 8. Last week, Aston Villa shared a point with Everton, and four players scoring in the match included Leon Osman (19’), Stiliian Petrov (63’), Leighton Baines (69’) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (83’).
Newcastle was also lucky enough to leave Loftus Road stadium of Queens Park Rangers (QPR) with one point.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle September 2011 highlights: A dramatic match at Villa Park stadium
Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish expects a better performance from his team in the game. However, Villa’s important players, Jermaine Jenas and Emile Heskey, cannot serve for this game due to their injuries. Villa has a great advantage as they compete at home.
Newcastle has got a good start to the season with eight points. Furthermore, they don’t have any injury worry at the moment. In the four latest EPL matches between two teams, Aston Villa had two victories on May 24, 2009 (1-0) and on April 10, 2011 (1-0). Newcastle also defeated Villa twice on August 22, 2010 (6-0) and November 3, 2008 (2-0).
Kyle Walker of Aston Villa tries to block the pass by Jonas Gutierrez of Newcastle United during the EPL match Aston Villa vs Newcastle United at Villa Park on April 10, 2011
Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor recently criticized former Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier and claimed Houllier's management affected negatively his chances of playing for England. However, the 24-year-old player believed that Villa new manager Alex McLeish can create him an opportunity of making Fabio Capello’s Euro 2012 squad.
Gabriel Agbonlahor scored a goal for his team in the match against Newcastle
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Highlights