Newcastle rout Aston Villa as Sir Alex Ferguson fumes over Nani's missed penalty

23 August 2010 06:48
Newcastle became the third Barclays Premier League team to hit the opposition for six this weekend.

After Arsenal and Chelsea went goal crazy on Saturday, Newcastle got in on the act 24 hours later as Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick to sink desperate Aston Villa.

Mobbed: hat-trick hero Carroll (left) leads the way after Kevin Nolan hits No 2

Hughton said: 'That was a wonderful achievement for us, but we are realistic. In this division, we won't get too many days like that.

'Hopefully we will get the performances, but certainly chances to score six goals against the likes of Aston Villa don't come around too often.

'Yes, it's very much about getting feet very firmly on the ground. We are away from home in our next game and we expect it will be very, very tough.

'But you can't be in this division and get the scoreline we have without wanting to enjoy it, and we will certainly spend the rest of the day enjoying it.'

The win came on the day Manchester United were held 2-2 at Fulham, as Sir Alex Ferguson hit out at his team for missing a penalty that would have made it 3-1.

Off target: Stockdale saves Nani's penalty to keep Fulham in the game

Nani's kick was saved by David Stockdale and Fergie - who once again refused to speak to the BBC - said: 'Ryan Giggs should have taken it. Inthe last game we played against Tottenham at home Ryan scored two penalty kicks and Nani was on the pitch the same day. To miss a penalty to make it 3-1, you're throwing two points away. But I thought Fulham deserved a point.'

Paul Scholes scored his 150th goal for United after 10 minutes but Simon Davies drew Fulham level.

Fergusonadded: 'Once again it was an outstanding performance from Scholes. It'sjust disappointing we didn't ram home the advantage.'

Thevisitors took the lead again through a Brede Hangeland own goal butNani's penalty miss let Fulham off the hook and after Hangelandequalised, their boss Mark Hughes said: 'The penalty save gave us thebelief we needed to kick on. I was delighted with the quality of thegoals we scored.'

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