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Summary

  1. Newcastle starting XI: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett Sissoko, Anita, Colback, Wijnaldum, De Jong, Cisse
  2. Aston Villa starting XI: Guzan, Hutton, Okore, Lescott, Bacuna, Sanchez, Gueye, Westwood, Sinclair, Ayew, Veretout

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By Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Remember 22:20 on BBC One for Match of the Day.

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Match of the Day

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A couple of decent results and McClaren bangs on about answering critics. Rarely sees the bigger picture #bbcfootball

After those misses in the second half, one of De Jong, Wijnaldum or Perez owe me my £10 stake #bbcfootball

Manager reaction

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Aston Villa manager Remi Garde on BBC Sport:

"We didn't play well at all in the first 45 minutes. We were out of the game in terms of impact and intensity. If you are in the position we are in it's diffiuclt for the player to get in the game straight away. 

"There's a lack of confidence. It's better to react late then not to react. The fact we got back in the game could be very important.

"Newcastle have won the last two games, but in the second half we showed we are not far away from this type of team. Jordan Ayew's goal was good, but the work he did for the team was very good as well."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren on BBC Sport:

"I've just seen the Siem De Jong header that he missed. It's one of them things. Two minutes later they equalised. The conditions were horrendous. Get the ball wide and get the ball in the box - it was a game for width. 

"Anybody can beat anybody in the league. I said before the match this was a dangerous game. Regarding us, a settled side has helped the momentum. We might not win every game but we've made huge steps forward."

Manager reaction

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Steve McClaren instructs
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Newcastle manager Steve McClaren on Sky Sports: "I'd say that was a battling point and two points lost. I just saw three clear cut chances. I'm proud of the players - they kept going forward and forward. 

"There were two good chances for Gini Wijnaldum and Ayoze Perez. Another day and you take those chances. They were difficult, difficult conditions."

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Steve McClaren is talking about his "big frustration".

Full quotes to follow.

'Newcastle didn't do enough, again'

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Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

"Newcastle have to look to beat the sides around them in the league. They just didn't do enough, again. Newcastle certainly didn't ask enough questions of Aston Villa."

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Newcastle must be one of the most frustrating teams to watch in the world #bbcfootball

I'm going to make a European arthouse movie where I film Florian Thauvin standing idly for 90 minutes #bbcfootball

Newcastle need to seriously stop going to sleep in the first half and then waking up in the second #abysmal #bbcfootball #NUFC

Player reaction

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Fabricio Coloccini celebrates
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Newcastle goalscorer Fabricio Coloccini on Sky Sports: "We played better in the first half. In the second half they had more situations. After the last two games, when we won, it was an important point because we have seven points in nine now."

Aston Villa scorer Jordan Ayew on Sky Sports: "In the first half we changed our formation so it was complicated, but it got better when Rudy Gestede came on. One point is better than nothing. If we play like we did in the second half then we will win games. I think I scored one of my best goals."

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'It is a relegation battle for Newcastle'

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Robbie Savage

Former Leicester midfielder on 6-0-6

"It is a relegation battle for Newcastle, this season. Villa are awful, but a point for them on that pitch is a good result. But I can't see Villa staying up, Sunderland neither..."

'Newcastle are just so Jekyll and Hyde'

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Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

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"Aston Villa deserved a point for their second half performance. They got a good equaliser, but Newcastle are just so Jekyll and Hyde. It's scary. 

"Fans can't come and watch Newcastle with any confidence, because you simply don't know what you'll get from week to week."

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A battling second half from Aston Villa...

But the table doesn't look great for them does it?

Newcastle edge a point further away from the drop zone.

Table
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Newcastle boss Steve McClaren looks a pretty relieved man.

He is waving to the crowd as though he has just won Wimbledon...

You drew with Villa Stevie...

FULL-TIME

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Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Carlos Sanchez goes for glory.

He hits row z. 

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Another chance for Villa to fill the box. Free kick and Rudy Gestede is waiting...

It is cleared.

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That was the chance.

Ayoze Perez inside the penalty area but he is leaniong back and he spoons the ball over the bar.

Relief for Aston Villa. Three minutes of injury time.

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The ball is in Brad Guzan's hands. Who is going to create that one final chance?

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Now Newcastle break...

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Almost.

Rudy Gestede's header is tipped over by Rob Elliot. Have another go...

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Corner to Aston Villa. Can they?

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Robert Elliot kicks the ball forward
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Players are slipping, the ball is being belted long. You can smell the desperation from both sides.

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A late winner here could be so, so important in Villa's season. #bbcfootball

Are Villa much better 2nd half or Newcastle particularly horrific, or both? #bbcfootball

A draw does absolutely nothing for Villa. Still would leave them 10 points adrift of 17th! #bbcfootball

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Ayoze Perez swings the corner in from the left but Aleksander Mitrovic flicks a header wide.

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Steve McClaren and Remi Garde gesture
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Into the last 10 minutes. Is there a winner?

Corner to Newcastle...

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Brad Guzan punches clear in a crowded penalty area.

This is like a basketball match now. End-to-end.

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Signs of a late Newcastle surge?

The home fans are doing their best to roar them forward. How big a winner would be for either side.

YELLOW CARD

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Leandro Bacuna takes one for the team as he pulls down a marauding Ayoze Perez.

Yellow card.

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Steve McClaren reacts
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Golden opportunity for Newcastle against the run of play.

Aleksander Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez link up before the latter finds Georginio Wijnaldum inside the penalty area.

Just yards out he scuffs his shot and the chance is gone.

SUBSTITUTION

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Newcastle looking to freshen it up as Florian Thauvin replaces Vurnon Anita in midfield.

Villa still driving forward...

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Jordan Ayew is too good for Newcastle at the moment.

He again ghosts past Fabricio Coloccini as he makes the bye-line but his pull back is just about cut out.

Villa looking the more likely winner.

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Great goal from Jordan!! 'Ayew' Messi in disguise?! #bbcfootball

This villa team has the potential to be good. Players show signs of quality on the odd occasion... #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball the only thing consistent about Newcastle is their inconsistency. This performance is sadly so typical

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THERE IS A GOD. VILLA SCORE. IN STYLE. Game on! #avfc #bbcfootball

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Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Villa are a side revitalised.

Jordan Ayew whips in a low cross from the right and Rudy Gestede is inches away from connecting at the far post.

It is all Aston Villa.

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That was Jordan Ayew's (19) fourth goal in eight Premier League games after none in his first five appearances.  

'It's a really good strike'

Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

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Former Newcastle United defender John Anderson on BBC Newcastle

"Ayew still had a lot to do and it's a really good strike. But he was all on his own at the back post - no-one had gone with him, no-one had marked him."

Jordan Ayew scores for Aston Villa
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Jordan Ayew celebrates
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Brilliant.

The first real moment of quality and do Villa have new hope?

Jordan Ayew collects the ball on the left edge of the penalty area, he swivels and curls the ball into the far corner.

Unstoppable and probably no more than Villa deserve this half.

GOAL - Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

Jordan Ayew

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Hard luck, Newcastle fans...