Aston Villa boss Unai Emery 'frustrated' after Newcastle United loss

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Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has admitted he was 'frustrated' with his side's performance against Newcastle United.

The Midlands outfit were beaten 3-1 at home by Eddie Howe's side after a disappointing evening at Villa Park.

Defender Fabian Schar scored two quick fire goals for the visitors before Alberto Moreno scored an own goal. Ollie Watkins pulled one back for the hosts but they weren't able to get themselves back into the game and slumped to a home loss.

Aston Villa had 61% possession but weren't able to test Newcastle's goal enough. They had 12 shots with six on target.

Emery said after the match, as per the club website: “I’m a little bit frustrated and a little bit disappointed but very proud of the way we did.

“The loss has to come one day and Newcastle deserved it overall. In the first 60 minutes they were better than us; strong in set pieces and we conceded two goals.

“We weren’t controlling the game like we planned and we were doing before in other matches. The consequence at the end was the lost.

“I’m very proud for our supporters and very proud of the players of the way we did. It’s finished (the unbeaten run) because we lost after a very long time being successful here.

“We’re going to work again, to react quickly and to be strong again with our supporters here.”

Aston Villa have the chance to bounce back this weekend when they return to the action. They head to South Yorkshire to take on bottom of the table Sheffield United.

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