Newcastle upset Aston Villa 3-1, ending Unai Emery’s home record

Newcastle United dealt a blow to Aston Villa’s top-four hopes with a stunning 3-1 win at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

The win ended Unai Emery’s impressive home record since the start of the campaign, with Fabian Schar emerging as the hero for Newcastle, scoring two crucial goals to secure the win.

Schar’s brace, his first goals in the Premier League for over 17 months, shattered Emery’s unbeaten streak at Villa Park.

His goals, along with Jacob Murphy’s strike, ensured Newcastle picked all three points from the away encounter.

Newcastle upset Aston Villa 3-1, ending Unai Emery's home record
Fabian Schar bagged a brace in the encounter – Getty image

Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins pulled one back for Villa, it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback against a dominant Newcastle side.

The win comes as a morale booster for The Magpies, who had suffered a string of defeats in recent matches.

For Aston Villa, the loss was a setback in their pursuit of a top-four finish. Emery’s side had been in excellent form at home, and the defeat serves as a reminder of the challenges they face in maintaining their position near the top of the table.

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