Newcastle United v Aston Villa: Premier League – live!

24 June 2020 05:04
Live updates from St James’ Park, kick-off 6pm (BST)Man Utd v Sheffield Utd | Wolves v BournemouthNorwich v Everton | Email Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 6.04pm BST 4 min: Little to report yet, although Villa have started with some decent intent and are marginally dominating the territory. At least they were until Trezeguet dumped Saint-Maximin over and should probably have been booked. 6.02pm BST 2 min: “Watching from the wet coast of Canadian land working from Covid home office,” writes Andrew Brennan. “Nervous about the Villa team news – so 4-2-3-1. McGinn (still recovering from ankle boo-boo) and Luiz will be overrun in a two-man mid. Little base there. Also – surprised no sassy coach is using the extra subs to switch a game and really surprise.” 6.00pm BST Via a taking of the knee, we are off! Villa kick off and shoot left to right. 5.59pm BST The players are out. For Villa you sense this is *exactly* the sort of game that needs to start bringing results. 5.56pm BST I’m watching this one with the “atmosphere” off by the way. Sorry but I just can’t . players respond to their surroundings, whatever those are, and it’s a lot of what makes a game. Anything else is just a pretence. But look, I’m really boring, the only important thing at the moment is that people are watching, isn’t it? 5.54pm BST Do get your emails and tweets in while they’re hot. Details above. The teams will be making their socially-distant entrance onto the St James’ Park turf any minute now. 5.42pm BST Do you like football? I hope so. Because we can also treat you to these:Manchester United v Sheffield United with Barry Glendenning. Related: Manchester United v Sheffield United: Premier League – live! Related: Norwich City v Everton: Premier League – live! Related: Wolves v Bournemouth: Premier League – live! 5.34pm BST Newcastle are unchanged – so Joelinton has a chance to stay on the goal trail! Two changes for Villa though: Trezeguet and Samatta replace Hourihane and Davis. 5.24pm BST Newcastle: Dubravka, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose, Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Joelinton. Subs: Schar, Carroll, Gayle, Muto, Krafth, Yedlin, Lazaro, Darlow, Bentaleb.Aston Villa: Nyland, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett, Trezeguet, Douglas Luiz, McGinn, El Ghazi, Samatta, Grealish. Subs: Taylor, Nakamba, Hourihane, Borja Baston, Jota, Elmohamady, Reina, Vassilev, Davis. 5.20pm BST Back we come again. If you think you’ve seen more of Aston Villa than of your own family since Premier League football recommenced then you’re . well . probably right. They kicked us of a full seven days ago with that rather fortunate draw against Sheffield United, kept us further amused in not quite seeing out a result against Chelsea, and now stand to thrill us anew against a Newcastle side that outplayed the Blades last weekend.Newcastle would, for now at least, overtake Arsenal with a win and you’d have to say Steve Bruce – however longer he remains there – has done a Pretty Good Job, all things considered. For Dean Smith and Villa the games are running out. But a win, far from impossible against such inconsistent opposition, would lever them out of the bottom three and really put the cat among those relegation pigeons. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian