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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 48,245) 2nd September 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: L Probert

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Aston Villa A Villa

Newcastle 1

H Ben Arfa (59)


A Villa 1

C Clark (22)

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  1. Both teams had great chances to claim victory but it finishes even as Villa get off the mark for the new season. Thanks for your company and I'll see you all again soon.

  2. FULL TIME. Newcastle 1 Aston Villa 1.

  3. 90+4

    Guzan makes a terrific save! Cabaye's free-kick was superb but the Villa keeper was more than equal to it with an incredible dive to his right.

  4. 90+3

    Cabaye lines up the free-kick which surely must be the last chance of the game.

  5. 90+3

    Yellow card for Holman for a reckless challenge on Cabaye roughly 25 yards out from goal.

  6. 90+2

    N'Zogbia fires the ball into the box with handball claimed by the Villa fans, before Newcastle break up the other end with Bannan tracking back to clear away.

  7. 90+1

    Lichaj does terrifically this time against Obertan, managing to win his side a goal kick when a corner looked destined to be given.

  8. 90

    Lichaj clatters into Obertan, and despite Lambert's touchline protests, that tackle earns the left back a yellow card.

  9. 89

    Cabaye tries a Ben Arfa-esque effort from range but it lacks the pace to trouble Guzan and ends up sailing over the bar regardless.

  10. 88

    Guzan claims Obertan's ball from the right but his ball out to Bent lands straight at Taylor. It's all Newcastle once more as they pile forward with minutes left to score a winner.

  11. 87

    Obertan comes on as Anita makes way.

  12. 86

    Clark scuffs his header at the far post from the free-kick as Obertan prepares to arrive for Newcastle.

  13. 85

    And that is the midfielder's last act of the game as he comes off for Marveaux.

  14. 84

    Yellow card for Gutierrez who hacks down N'Zogbia during a pulsing run through the centre.

  15. 83

    Bannan picks up on a loose ball and Agbonlahor charges forward, Newcastle's defenders nowhere near closing in on him before playing Bent, whose shot is blocked incredibly by Bigirimana. Wonderful stuff from the midfielder.

  16. 82

    Villa now surge forward with Ireland and Bigirimana frantically vying for possession in the corner until a foul is given against the Villa man.

  17. 81

    Both teams are looking really menacing going forward now, as Newcastle take their turn to attack with Clark clearing from Cabaye's delivery.

  18. 80

    Guzan receives treatment and is back on his feet, before Agbonlahor plays in Ireland whose half volley from the edge of the area flashes wide in Villa's best chance of the second half.

  19. 78

    Ba exquisitely slips the ball through Lowton's legs, with Villa looking to tire as Guzan bravely dives at the striker's feet, taking a knock in the process but winning the ball.

  20. 77

    Newcastle press forward once more but Gutierrez's ball finds only the path of Clark. Moments later he tries again but this time it's Vlaar who makes the clearance.

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