Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa: Cisse the Magpies hero

Newcastle United 1 - 0 Aston Villa

  • 37" Papiss Demba Cissé

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 51,573

Newcastle United Fans

Newcastle United defeated Aston Villa at St James' Park this weekend.

Newcastle United came out on top against Aston Villa on Saturday, with Papiss Cisse proving to be the goal-scoring hero for the Magpies.

Cisse's latest strike was his 11th of the campaign, and it came eight minutes before the interval, the Senegal forward scoring from Daryl Janmaat's cross.

It could have been even better for Newcastle but fellow forward Ayoze Perez could only hit the woodwork with a header; however the hosts held on for a much-needed victory.

As for Villa, they managed only three shots on target in the entire match despite matching Newcastle when it came to possession of the ball.

The result means Villa remain in the Premier League relegation zone having won just 22 points from 27 matches.

Tim Sherwood's side are only in the drop-zone on goal-difference but they will have to do much better in the weeks ahead. Newcastle, on the other hand, are 11th, four points outside the top 10.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Aston Villa

Possession

49.5%
50.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Michael Williamson
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Emmanuel Rivière

Substitutes

  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Freddie Woodman
  • Adam Armstrong
  • Ayoze Pérez
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Jonás Gutiérrez
  • Vurnon Anita

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Jores Okore
  • Alan Hutton
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Christian Benteke
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes

  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Shay Given
  • Carles Gil
  • Jack Grealish
  • Charles N'Zogbia

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