Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle: Conor Hourihane stars for Aston Villa
A Villa vs Newcastle
8:00pm Monday November
Conor Hourihane created it as the midfielder haunted Steve Bruce, who signed for Aston Villa in a 2-0 win over Newcastle and scored one.
This was an inspired decision from Villa boss Dean Smith to start Hourihane because he seemed to arrest a streak of three Premier League games.
The Irishman curled home the opener with a clever free-kick (32) before laying on the next for Anwar El Ghazi (37) using a tasty left-wing set-piece.
Chances came and went at both ends but it was Villa who held on for success and got one over his supervisor Bruce, who had been returning to Villa Park for the very first time since being sacked in 2018.
More to follow…
Manchester City are the visitors to St James’ Park following weekend in the first Saturday kick-off (12.30pm) while Villa traveling to Manchester United on Sunday (4.30pm kick-off)