Last Updated at 5:45 pm, September 17th 2011
Villa sub: Nathan Delfouneso replaces Bent.
Newcastle sub: Sammy Ameobi replaces Gutierrez.
Newcastle sub: Sylvain Marveaux replaces Ba.
Newcastle sub: Shola Ameobi replaces Best.
Villa sub: Marc Albrighton replaces Bannan, while Stephen Ireland comes on for Petrov.
Villa yellow: Petrov is blown up for a slide tackle on Best and Bannan is booked for complaining. Petrov looked to have won the ball there. Taylor is unable to make the free-kick count.
GOAL NEWCASTLE: Best slots in at the second attempt as his initial header off a Tiote cross is saved by Given. Terrible marking by the Villa defence there.
Chris Green adds: Am backing Newcastle today and i will predict a 1-0 win for them today with Ryan Taylor scoring it.
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If you're feeling lucky, Newcastle are 3-1 to win according to our friends at Sky Bet while Gabriel Agbonlahor is 6-1 to be the first goalscorer.
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