Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle Highlights
Aston Villa and Newcastle United shared the spoils in an entertaining goalless Premier League draw at Villa Park.
The visitors shaded proceedings but were let down by poor finishing and are yet to score this season.
Villa faded after a bright first half and were unable to make it back-to-back-wins to kick-off a campaign for the first time since 1999.
Magpies’ debutant Siem de Jong could have won it late on before defender Mike Williamson was sent off.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Saturday, 23 August, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Newcastle are unbeaten in six meetings (W4, D2) and did the double over Aston Villa last season for the first time since 1997-98.
Villa have lost more games at home to Newcastle in the Premier League than they have won (W6, D6, L8).
Villa are vying to win their opening two matches of a season for the first time in 15 years.
The Villans suffered a club record 10 home defeats last season and also lost 20 league games for the first time in a 38-match campaign.
They conceded 29 goals at Villa Park last season, their worst tally in the Premier League.
They have only won 15 of their last 57 league matches at Villa Park, although they did earn a comparatively healthy 10 points from their final six home fixtures of the 2013-14 campaign (W3, D1, L2).
Gabby Agbonlahor’s only goal in his last 17 appearances at Villa Park came against Swansea on 28 December last year.
Charles N’Zogbia made 154 appearances in five seasons at Newcastle between 2004 and 2009.
Newcastle had 12 shots in their opening game against Manchester City but none were on target.
They have now lost eight of their last nine Premier League games dating back to March, and have failed to score in six of those matches.
Alan Pardew’s side have suffered five successive away defeats. They have not lost six in a row since December 2007 to March 2008.
Their only goal in the last five away games was an own goal by Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel on 11 May.]
Twenty four of Newcastle’s 41 Premier League goals last season (excluding own goals) came from players who are no longer at the club: Remy 14, Cabaye 7, Shola Ameobi 2, Debuchy 1.