Newcastle United 2-1 Aston Villa – Recap & Match Stats – EPL – 5 February 2012
Newcastle United 2-1 Aston Villa Recap
Newcastle United moved up to 5th place in the EPL table with a narrow victory at Sports Direct Arena.
Demba Ba scored in the 30th minute and Cisse added the match winner in the 71st minute. Aston Villa’s Robbie Keane would level the match at 1-1 in the 45th minute. It’s Keane’s third goal during his short-term loan with Villa. Ba has scored 16 goals in the EPL this season which has him in second place.
The Magpies are one point behind 4th place Chelsea and won four of their last five league matches. Aston Villa are in the middle of the table and have only won one of their last five league matches.
Both teams return to the EPL next weekend as Villa hosts Man City and Newcastle travels to Tottenham.
Newcastle United 2-1 Aston Villa Match Stats
|Newcastle United||Aston Villa|
|Demba Ba (30′)||Robbie Keane (45′)|
|Papiss Demba Cisse (71′)|
Newcastle Aston Villa
|18(3)||Shots (on Goal)||14(7)|
|51%||Time of Possession||49%|