Analysis

Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa: When did Lions last score a second half goal on the road?

Newcastle's slender success at home to Aston Villa, as seen through the eyes of FREE Stats Zone...

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A second win for Newcastle boss John Carver, and second defeat in as many games for Tim Sherwood, in a close encounter on Tyneside.

The goal-shy Villans were made to pay for their proflgacy at St James' Park, having already fashioned 5 opportunities when Papiss Cisse struck his 11th goal of the campaign.

Christian Benteke, whose link-up with Brad Guzan was the game's top pass combination (13), saw an effort ruled out for offside, but the Midlanders have now lost seven league games on the spin.

  • Newcastle scored with their first shot on target versus Aston Villa.
  • Cisse has scored 3 and assisted 1 more in 6 Premier League games against Aston Villa.
  • Cissé (84) has the best minutes per goal rate in the Premier League this season (minimum 4 goals).
  • In fact, Cissé has now scored more Premier League goals this season (11) than in 2012/13 and 2013/14 combined (10).

  • Daryl Janmaat has become the first Newcastle defender to assist as many as 6 goals in a single Premier League season.

  • Villa are without a win against Newcastle in their last 8 Premier League games (D3 L5).
  • Villa haven’t scored a second half goal on the road since the opening day of the season.
  • Villa have scored just 3 goals in their last 12 Premier League matches.
  • The Villans are now 12 Premier League games without a win (D3 L9), only once in the competition’s history have they gone longer without victory (13, ended in September 2012).