Villa out to add to Newcastle's problems

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 11 of 38

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United 

Villa Park 
Birmingham, England
Saturday, 23 January 2021
Kick-off is at 22:00

Aston Villa will be aiming to add to Newcastle United's woes when the two teams meet in a 2020-21 English Premier League tie at Villa Park on Saturday, in a rescheduled matchday 11 fixture. 

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce
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Both teams will play twice this week following respective Covid-19 outbreaks at their club's training facilities.  
Villa are away to Manchester City on Wednesday while Newcastle will travel to Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal on Monday evening before making the trip to Birmingham. 
This weekend's hosts head into the week in 10th spot on the league standings following a 2-1 loss to Manchester United on New Year's day. Villa have made a terrific start to the campaign and are just 11 points behind the league leaders, having played three games fewer. 
In stark contrast, Newcastle head into their match in North London on a six-game winless run and having become the first team to lose to Sheffield United this season, going down 1-0 at Bramall Lane last week. 

"We were absolutely frigging hopeless the other night," Newcastle manager Steve Bruce told reporters, with his team just seven points above the relegation zone. 

"Unfortunately, that's happened a little too often in my 18 months here. It was nowhere near good enough for the challenge ahead. Maybe it's a mentality thing. 

"The gloves are off now and we will do it my way.

"If you're a Premier League manager you can't accept what happened at Sheffield United... I have to accept what's coming my way. If I was a supporter I'd be concerned," he concluded. 
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Villa took four points off the Magpies last season. A 2-0 win for the hosts at Villa Park was followed by a 1-1 draw at St James' Park in the reverse fixture. 

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 148
Aston Villa wins: 48
Newcastle United wins: 65
Draws: 35

English Premier League fixtures (19-23 January):

Tuesday, 19 January

20:00 - West Ham United vs West Brom (matchday 18)
22:15 - Leicester City vs Chelsea (matchday 18)

Wednesday, 20 January

20:00 - Manchester City vs Aston Villa  (matchday 1)
22:15 - Fulham vs Manchester United (matchday 18)

Thursday, 21 January

22:00 - Liverpool vs Burnley (matchday 18)

Saturday, 23 January

22:00 - Aston Villa vs Newcastle United (matchday 11)

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Published: 01/19/2021