Danny Ings scored a spectacular bicycle kick goal to secure three points for Aston Villa against Newcastle at villa park. In one of the not-so-surprising football results of the season, Villa dominated most of the game against an inferior Newcastle United. The visitors had the best chance of the first half when Callum Wilson was one on one with Emiliano Martinez but sent his attempt wide of the right post.

Danny Ings made the visitors pay with a spectacular bicycle kick that gave keeper Nick Pope absolutely no chance. In the second half, the hosts doubled their lead from the penalty spot through Anwar El Ghazi. Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles was adjudged to have handled the ball on the way to goal.

Player ratings

Aston Villa: Martinez (6), Cash (6), Konsa (6), Mings (7), Young (7), Luiz (7), McGinn (7), Ramsey (8), El Ghazi (7), Buendia (6), Ings (7)

Subs: Philogene-Bidace (NA), Tuanzebe (NA), Wesley (NA)

Newcastle: Woodman (6), Schar (6), Lascelles (6), Fernandez (6), Murphy (5), Hayden (6), Ritchie (6), Willock (6), Saint-Maximin (6), Almiron (5), Wilson (6)

Subs: Longstaff (5), Joelinton (NA), Fraser (NA)

Man of the match: Jacob Ramsey

Managers Reaction

Villa boss Dean Smith: “He scored a 20-yarder into the top corner against us last season, we know the type of goals he can score! It’s a super finish and one that’ll be on the list for the goal of the season, and it’s only the second game. It didn’t look like the deadlock was going to get broken until that happened.”

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce: “I don’t think both goalkeepers made a save, really. It was the fine margins of the Premier League, and I thought big decisions went against us. I thought the offside decisions, where all of a sudden I didn’t think we were looking at lines from armpits anymore.”

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