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Aston Villa player ratings vs Newcastle United: A day of dismal displays at St. James’ Park

Far more negatives than positives on a day to forget in the North East

A Kieran Trippier free-kick midway through the first-half was enough to send Aston Villa back to the West Midlands with defeat on Sunday afternoon.

Ollie Watkins had a goal disallowed for offside on the hour mark but a point would have been the most Steven Gerrard’s men deserved after a dismal display on Tyneside.

The claret & blue stay stuck in the bottom half of the Premier League on 27 points, Newcastle pull further clear of the bottom three on 21.

Here’s our Aston Villa player ratings from the contest.

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Dubravka; Trippier (48’ Krafth), Schar, Burn, Manquillo (45’ Dummett); Willock (90’ Guimaraes), Shelvey, Joelinton; Fraser, Wood, Saint-Maximin

Subs not used: Darlow, Longstaff, Almiron, Gayle, Murphy, De Bolle

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Mings, Chambers, Digne; McGinn (85’ Chukwuemeka), Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia (72’ Bailey), Watkins (72’ Ings), Coutinho

Subs not used: Olsen, Iroegbunam, Hause, Young, Sanson, Chrisene

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