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Owen Phillips

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  1. Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa

    Over and out for the Championship for the day but plenty more action to come from a busy programme on Tuesday night.

    You are all invited to join us again for that. In the meantime, have a read of how tonight's action panned out at St James' Park...

    Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa

    Yoan Gouffran

    Newcastle United move one point clear at the top of the Championship, scoring in each half to defeat Aston Villa.

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  2. Tuesday's EFL action

    Contain your excitement - there's more where that came from.

    We'll have live text coverage of 11 games in the Championship, League One and League Two from 19:00 GMT tomorrow.

    You can also hear BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary of Huddersfield v Reading.

    John Swift
  3. Match reaction

    FT: Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle winger Matt Ritchie told Sky Sports: "We gained control at the start of the second half. We like to perform and play well but three points is the main thing."

    Captain Jamaal Lascelles: "We are getting results. We just have to prepare every game the same and keep working hard. We are very pleased with the three points. We rest up and go again."

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    Another defeat for Aston Villa - that's five in a row now, and some of their followers are fearing the worst...

    John Collum-Mills: We are getting sucked into another relegation battle. Something is rotten to the core at Villa.

    Mike: Can't help but feel that relegation may be in the cards, no guts in the team and no answers from the manager. Same old story.

  5. Newcastle back on top

    FT: Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Curtis Davies

    Hull City defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Newcastle want to win this league, but the main thing is to win promotion.

    The fact that you can take off a player that's scored 20 goals and still beat Villa is testament to them. Dwight Gayle made a good decision to come off if he was struggling.


    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle are back on top of the Championship.

    Rafael Benitez and Jonjo Shelvey
  7. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    It's all but done at St James' Park. It's tough on Villa but Newcastle looked strong after going ahead.

    Some encouraging signs for the away side. Although it may be hard to see that as a fifth defeat in five looms large.

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    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Here's the Henri Lansbury own goal in pictorial form...

    Henri Lansbury own goal

    As a Nottingham Forest player, Lansbury was involved in a couple of controversial Newcastle red cards when Forest beat the Magpies earlier in the season.

    So it's fair to say the home fans enjoyed letting the Villa midfielder know about his error which seems set to wrap up the home win.

  9. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Two goals in four minutes with 10 men seems, frankly, impossible.

    Can Newcastle round things off with a third goal? They are not settling for 2-0. 

  10. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    There will be six minutes of time added on. Nearly all of which is down to the Scott Hogan injury.


    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle replace goalscorer Yoan Gouffran with Christian Atsu. 

    Meanwhile Scott Hogan gets a good send-off from the home fans as well as the the Villa supporters.

    When things aren't going your way...

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    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    The stretcher is on. Scott Hogan is really struggling and Villa will have to finish with 10 men after making all three of their substitutions.

    Boss Steve Bruce cannot believe his luck.

    Steve Bruce
  13. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Villa now have Scott Hogan down clutching his ankle and looking in a lot of pain after a corner.

    He landed awkwardly and twisted it badly. It's one you wince at as you see it in slow motion.

    Villa's night just got worse.


    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Jonathan Kodjia cannot continue and is replaced in a double substitution which also sees Birkir Bjarnason come off. Leandro Bacuna and Gary Gardner come on.

  15. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Continuing the theme of big units from earlier, Villa's Jonathan Kodjia needs some treatment after Jamaal Lascelles lands on him following an aerial challenge. 

  16. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    That would have been some goal. Villa's Jonathan Kodjia does brilliantly with a volley from 20 yards but it goes just over the bar.

    Still more than 10 minutes for the away side to get back in this - unlikely as it seems.

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    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Matt Ritchie's direct running and pace has posed problems throughout and he continues to test the Aston Villa defence. 

    Another surge forward leads to nothing but Newcastle look the more likely to get the next goal.

    They are controlling things now and the visitors are getting stretched.


    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Albert Adomah replaces Mile Jedinak as Aston Villa look for a way back into the game.

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    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Jack Colback

    Suddenly everything is looking rosy for Newcastle. The crowd show their appreciation for some neat passing and a nice move ends with Villa keeper Sam Johnstone called into action once again with a superb save from Jack Colback's cross-shot. 

    The first half seems a long time ago for the visitors.

  20. Post update

    Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

    Newcastle could easily have had a third there but Matt Ritchie's near-post strike is well saved by Sam Johnstone.