Shay Given has a warning for Newcastle

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Newcastle United will face Aston Villa in the Premier League this afternoon.

Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given has told BBC 5 live Sport that Newcastle United should not take Aston Villa lightly.

Newcastle will face already relegated Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

The Magpies are in danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season, but they have recently run into some good form.

Rafael Benitez’s side are expected by many to pick up all three points against the Villans this afternoon.

Former Newcastle and Villa goalkeeper Given, though, has warned the Magpies against underestimating Eric Black’s side.

“If they veer away from the game plan and Rafa has been coaching them all week, if they veer away from that, Aston Villa can surprise them," the Stoke goalkeeper told BBC 5 live Sport. "They can get a result. This is their last home game in the Premier League."

Villa’s season is over, but the Villans will be determined to win their final home game of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

The Villans could remain in the Championship for several years, and the players will be looking to give their fans something to cheer about this afternoon.

Newcastle will head into the match as favourites, but they must be careful about conceding an early goal.

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