Peter Lovenkrands gives his verdict on Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa

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Peter Lovenkrands believes Newcastle missed a big opportunity against Aston Villa.

Newcastle United could only draw 1-1 with Aston Villa on Saturday evening, despite taking the lead over the bottom club at St. James' Park.

The Magpies went in front through defender Fabricio Coloccini, but Villa - who many believe are already relegated - hit back through a goal from Jordan Ayew.

The result leaves Steve McClaren's Newcastle two points clear of the relegation zone, whilst Aston Villa remain bottom of the table with just seven points from 17 games.

After wins over Liverpool and Tottenham, many Newcastle fans were expecting to beat Aston Villa at St. James' Park, but the Magpies simply couldn't find the crucial second goal.

Following the full time whistle, former Newcastle winger Peter Lovenkrands took to Twitter to give his verdict on the game, stating that McClaren's men should have won having missed big chances.

Aston Villa actually had more shots on goal and shots on target than Newcastle, as well as more possession too - so maybe Remi Garde's side will feel that they could have won the game despite Lovenkrands' comments, though Magpies forward Siem de Jong certainly should have scored with a second half chance.

Newcastle will hope to take advantage of opportunities in front of goal over the Christmas period, with games against Everton, West Brom and Arsenal coming up.

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