Given this was only Newcastle’s second away league win of the season, no wonder they seemed determined to savour every moment. Their supporters, some of whom by the end were naturally topless in biting temperatures, certainly did.
From Fabian Schär scoring twice and, deep into stoppage time, attempting a Cruyff turn past halfway and Anthony Gordon singing along to Who’s That Team We Call United?, the Toon Army’s toe-tapping terrace anthem, as the players celebrated before the away end, there was a rich tapestry of snapshots from what felt like a significant evening for Eddie Howe’s side. Bruno Guimarães, after another superb performance, headed down the tunnel clutching Kinder Bueno chocolate, his favourite sweet treat, given to him by a fan.
Written by Ben Fisher at Villa Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/jan/30/aston-villa-newcastle-premier-league-match-report under the title “Fabian Schär double helps Newcastle end Aston Villa’s unbeaten home run”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.