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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Andreas Weimann crosses the ball.
Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Darryl Janmaat.
Siem De Jong makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
Ayoze Perez goes off and Steven Taylor comes on.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph.
The ball is crossed by Paul Dummett.
Corner taken by Jack Colback.
Siem De Jong takes a shot. Bradley Guzan fumbles the ball.
Clearance made by Philippe Senderos.
Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.
Mike Williamson goes into the referee's book.
Darren Bent fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick.
Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Carlos Sanchez concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Sissoko.
Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Paul Dummett.
Nathan Baker is brought on as a substitute for Aly Cissokho.
Darryl Janmaat takes a shot. Blocked by Fabian Delph.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Bent.
Fabian Delph restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Jack Colback results in a free kick.
Ayoze Perez on for Emmanuel Riviere.
Ashley Westwood crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Darren Bent replaces Kieran Richardson.
Siem De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton.
Paul Dummett takes the free kick.
Clearance made by Ashley Westwood.
Centre by Emmanuel Riviere.
Siem De Jong replaces Vurnon Anita.
Clearance by Ron Vlaar.
Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.
Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.
Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Riviere.
Clearance made by Paul Dummett.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
Foul by Kieran Richardson on Remy Cabella, free kick awarded.
Carlos Sanchez is brought on as a substitute for Charles N'Zogbia.
Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.
Moussa Sissoko challenges Bradley Guzan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
Mike Williamson fouled by Gabriel Agbonlahor, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Darryl Janmaat.
Jack Colback takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Philippe Senderos restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Emmanuel Riviere.
Header at goal by Darryl Janmaat. A parry by Bradley Guzan prevents the goal.
Charles N'Zogbia is booked.
Unfair challenge on Remy Cabella by Charles N'Zogbia results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
The ball is delivered by Alan Hutton.
Charles N'Zogbia has an effort at goal. Vurnon Anita gets a block in.
The referee starts the second half.
It is the end of the first-half.
Darryl Janmaat makes a clearance.
Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Shot by Andreas Weimann. Darryl Janmaat gets a block in.
Fabian Delph sends in a cross.
Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Aly Cissokho.
Vurnon Anita takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Emmanuel Riviere takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan safely holds on.
Gabriel Agbonlahor challenges Mike Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Fabian Delph went over the crossbar.
Clearance made by Aly Cissokho.
Clearance made by Vurnon Anita.
Clearance by Yoan Gouffran.
Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Yoan Gouffran takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Alan Hutton gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Fabian Delph.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton by Emmanuel Riviere.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jack Colback and goes over.
Ashley Westwood challenges Moussa Sissoko unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Philippe Senderos.
The ball is swung over by Alan Hutton.
Strike comes in from Charles N'Zogbia from the free kick and misses right of the target.
Ashley Westwood fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Remy Cabella.
Charles N'Zogbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Williamson.
Corner taken by Remy Cabella.
Aly Cissokho delivers the ball.
Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Gabriel Agbonlahor results in a free kick.
Clearance by Aly Cissokho.
Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson.
Short corner worked by Remy Cabella.
The ball is swung over by Paul Dummett.
Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.
The game gets underway.
Lambert plotting charm offensive
Paul Lambert insists players will be won over by Aston Villa's ambition - as he plots more new signings.
The manager does not believe Villa's uncertain future has hit his transfer plans, ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Newcastle.
The club are up for sale and Lambert is working with a restricted budget but still wants another creative midfielder.
He could hand Joe Cole and B#4.5million signing Carlos Sanchez their debuts against the Magpies and said he does not need to give targets the hard sell.
He told reporters: "Listen, no doubt about it, it's a massive club, the expectancy level is huge and I have got no worries on that whatsoever, on Aston Villa being a big draw for any footballer.
"The more success we can achieve or have, the stronger the hand we've got. We've got to get to that level, but regarding the club size and the facilities we've got, it's huge."
But Lambert will hold talks with new chief executive Tom Fox, after he joined form Arsenal this week, chairman Randy Lerner and chief financial officer Robin Russell to discuss the budget in the final week of the transfer window.
"I think Tom, Randy, myself and Robin will probably have a get together when Tom officially starts and ultimately the decision will be the chairman's on what's actually happening," he added.
"He's been great with me on that front and I'm pretty sure the four of us will get together at some point and talk about things."
Newcastle did the double over Villa last season and are searching for their first win of the season after losing to Manchester City last week
Villa have lost 19 home Premier League games under Lambert and the Scot is wary about the damage the Magpies could cause at Villa Park again.
"They're a good side in general, I thought they were a good side last year too," he said.
"It's a tough game against Manchester City at the best of times but to play them in the opening game is probably your best chance to try and get a result from them because they're not in their stride.
"They've always finished strongly and they've always been up there. It's a club with high expectancy levels, a bit like ourselves, but Alan (Pardew) has done a really good job there."
Jores Okore is also in contention after playing in an Under-21s game against Stoke on Monday. The defender suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury last September after just four appearances following his B#4m arrival from FC Nordsjaelland. Strikers Christian Benteke (Achilles) and Libor Kozak (broken leg) remain sidelined.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the club is closely monitoring the transfer market amid speculation that they could yet receive a substantial bid for key midfielder Cheick Tiote.
Pardew has no desire to see the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international, who has three years remaining on his contract, leave St James' Park this summer and indeed is planning to welcome him back to training after a hamstring injury next week and subsequently, into his starting line-up.
However, having seen striker Andy Carroll sold to Liverpool for an eye-watering B#35million in January 2011 within weeks of his arrival on Tyneside, he knows he can never say never.
Asked if there is a contingency plan in place, Pardew said: "Yes. I've got the Andy Carroll experience here, and that's one of the benefits of being here for four years.
"But I never think that you can be safe with a player if you're not in the Champions League. Even if you're in it, now there are clubs who can go and poach from there, which has been proven in this window.
"You've got to be on your toes at all times and I have to say, I think we have been, this year in particular, really on the button on transfers.
"I've seen some inflated prices this week and that's worrying with nine days to go."
Tiote has been linked with Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal in recent weeks, but the latest speculation involves Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow.
It is understood Lokomotiv had a bid or around B#4million rejected earlier this month, and Pardew confirmed that no club yet had come anywhere near presenting Newcastle with a tough decision.
He said: "I'm not exactly sure who bid. I heard there were a couple of derisory offers - and I mean way short of his valuation - and therefore we've not really entertained any serious thought of him leaving.
"We have all speculation about our players, we have had it in the past. Some of it carries weight - there were a lot of rumours last season with [Yohan] Cabaye and PSG and it happened, so I'm always open-minded about it.
"I'm a big fan of Cheick, I love the way he plays and the passion he plays with and he's been an important part of the success here. The players we've got round him this year will highlight his game a little bit more.
"He will train with us next week and I'm confident as I can be with any player that he will stay. "
Tiote will not be involved in the squad for Saturday's trip to Aston Villa as he continues his recovery, but summer signing Siem De Jong will be having returned to fitness after a foot problem.
However, the news of full-back Davide Santon, who underwent knee surgery during the summer, is less positive.
Pardew said: "It's not good news. When the surgeon looked at his knee there was a little bit more damage than we thought. That now looks like mid-November now rather than October."
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