Newcastle vs Aston Villa LIVE: Steve Bruce’s side in vital need of three points as they look to pull clear of relegation zone while Villa aim to overtake Liverpool
- Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Willock, Fraser, Joelinton, Gayle
- Aston Villa starting XI: Martinez, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas, Ramsey, Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet
- Newcastle host Aston Villa in Friday’s Premier League action
- The Magpies are looking to go four points clear of the bottom three
- Villa can go above Liverpool if they take three points at St James’ Park
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Newcastle host Aston Villa at St James’ Park in Friday night’s Premier League action.
The Magpies desperately need a win after being dragged into the relegation battle with Steve Bruce’s side just one point above the bottom three. Villa, however, can go above Liverpool with a victory in the North East.
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