BBC Sport - Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa: John Carver enjoys 'battling display'

'Battling' performance pleases Carver

Newcastle United manager John Carver says he was pleased with his side's "battling performance" in their 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park.

Papiss Cisse scored his 11th goal of the season to give Carver his first home win and leave Villa in the bottom three.

Cisse has the best minutes-per-goal ratio (of players who have scored more than four times) in the Premier League this season, averaging a goal every 84 minutes.

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