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Mike Whalley

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  1. 'Newcastle did not ask enough'

    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    BBC Newcastle

    Former Magpies defender John Anderson at Villa Park

    "Newcastle didn't do enough today to win the game. Newcastle knew today was a game that had to be won, but they were not bright, not direct and did not put Villa under a great deal of pressure.

    "A draw is a fair result, because Newcastle did not ask enough of a side already relegated. Many people said it would be easy today, but it's only easy if you do the job right. Newcastle didn't do it right."

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    For Aston Villa, it is a first point since 6 February. For Newcastle, it is two very costly points dropped. Thanks for your company; a full report will be online shortly.

  3. Newcastle drop into bottom three

    Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea

    It has finished at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have beaten Chelsea. Newcastle drop into the relegation zone with one game to play - against Tottenham. Sam Allardyce's side have a game in hand, though, against Everton on Wednesday. If they win it, Newcastle will be relegated.


    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    A bad day for Newcastle. As it stands, they are slipping into the bottom three. Sunderland are beating Chelsea 3-2, where they are still playing.

    Newcastle United supporter looks dejected
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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    ...but Townsend's effort is straight at Mark Bunn. Newcastle's survival chances are receding here. Shades of 2009. Newcastle fans have hands on heads.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Now a Newcastle free-kick, as Ashley Westwood fouls Vurnon Anita. Step forward Andros Townsend...

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle, belatedly, are applying pressure. They have a corner... Andros Townsend takes it, but Carlos Sanchez heads out. Sunderland are still winning 3-2. A point is not good enough for Newcastle here.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Brilliant defending by Ciaran Clark. Aleksandar Mitrovic tees up Georginio Wijnaldum to blast at goal, but the Villa man gets his body in the way. A point-saving intervention, perhaps. Maybe a degree of pride salvaged too.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Into six minutes of stoppage time at Villa Park. This is desperate for Newcastle now.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Aleksandar Mitrovic has added a little spark to Newcastle's attack, which was noticeably absent when Papiss Cisse was on the field. But even though Mitrovic is getting on the end of crosses, he cannot convert one as yet. This time it's Chancel Mbemba crossing from the right, and the Serbian rises among the Villa defenders to head wide.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    If you're wondering why Villa's fans picked the 74th-minute for their beach ball protest, by the way, it is because the club were founded in 1874.

    A beach ball on the pitch
  12. 'Villa's players are giving it a go'

    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Dion Dublin

    Former Leicester and Aston Villa forward on Final Score

    "If Newcastle go down because they don't get a win at Villa then the Magpies will know it's all their fault. 

    "Today, Villa's players are giving it a go and are passing their way around and through Newcastle. The Magpies must pick things up."

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    Aston Vila 0-0 Newcastle

    Alan Hutton charges down the Villa right into a clutch of inflatables, somehow deliveringa cross that is cleared. Team-mate Carlos Sanchez is then hurt after being caught by Moussa Sissoko. The midfielder limps to his feet after treatment, and is fine to continue for now.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Here comes the 74th-minute protest. Villa's fans throw beach balls and balloons on to the pitch. Referee Bobby Madley has to halt the game while stewards attempt to clear the field. We're back under way after a brief stoppage.

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    There was a chance for Newcastle amid all that drama at Sunderland: Georginio Wijnaldum swung a shot goalwards after finding a little space inside the penalty area, but Mark Bunn got down well to save. "You're going down with the Villa," chant the Newcastle fans.

    Another chance for Newcastle: Aleksandar Mitrovic climbs high to meet a left-wing cross, and directs his header just wide. The game is opening up a touch. Not much, but a touch.

  16. Sunderland lead

    Sunderland 3-2 Chelsea

    It is not good news for Newcastle. Sunderland have scored two in quick succession to lead. Fabio Borini gets the equaliser against Chelsea. before Jermain Defoe controls and finishes expertly to make it 3-2. The game in hand for Sam Allardyce's team is on Wednesday against Everton, who are nobody's idea of a team in form right now.


    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    It's not Wijnaldum coming off, it's Cheick Tiote. Ayoze Perez is on, with Rafa Benitez making an attacking change in an attempt to turn one point into three.

    Elsewhere, Jack Colback causes Idrissa Gana some degree of pain with a late challange, and a few more balloons blow on to the pitch. And there is news from the Stadium of Light...

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    Will Knox: Get Wijnaldum off and stick him straight on the transfer list

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    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    Villa forward Scott Sinclair, who has had little impact this afternoon, bursts on to a through ball with hope of a breakthrough, but is just offside. In any case, Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow is quickly off his line to block.

    Scott Sinclair
  20. Another fan walkout?

    Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle

    The Villa fans are making a lot of noise now... The word in the stadium is that they are doing so as they prepare for another walkout in protest at the running of the club.

    It has started raining, and the wind has blown on to the pitch a few of the balloons that had been cleared to the sidelines by the stewards.