Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City on April 16, 2016
Newcastle United climb to the top of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park as the visitors fall to a fifth straight defeat.
Next Game: Aston Villa vs. Derby County - Saturday, February 25 at 3pm in Championship
Steve Bruce watches on during the Championship playoff semi-final between Derby County and Hull City on May 14, 2016
Steve Bruce: Claudio Ranieri sacking "morally wrong"
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce brands Leicester City's decision to sack Claudio Ranieri "morally wrong", "harsh" and "brutal".
16:18
Steve Bruce watches on during the Championship playoff semi-final between Derby County and Hull City on May 14, 2016
Christopher Samba 'on trial with Aston Villa'
A report claims that experienced centre-back Christopher Samba is on trial with Aston Villa following his release from Panathinaikos.
Feb 22, 13:27
Scott Hogan poses with his Player of the Month award for September 2016
Scott Hogan to undergo scans on ankle injury
Aston Villa say that striker Scott Hogan will undergo scans on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury against Newcastle United.
Feb 21, 13:11
Steve Bruce watches on during the Championship playoff semi-final between Derby County and Hull City on May 14, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'Newcastle United display sums Aston Villa up'
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce laments the "horrible goals" conceded by his side in their 2-0 loss at the hands of Newcastle United.
Feb 20, 22:46
Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City on April 16, 2016
Result: Newcastle United pile misery on Aston Villa to move top of the table
Newcastle United climb to the top of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park as the visitors fall to a fifth straight defeat.
Feb 20, 21:55
Rafael 'show me the money' Benitez gestures during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Sunderland on March 20, 2016
Live Commentary: Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa - as it happened
Relive Newcastle's 2-0 win over Aston Villa as the Magpies move back to the top of the Championship table while condemning their visitors to a fifth straight defeat.
Feb 20, 18:59
Steve Bruce gives instructions during the Championship playoff final between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday on May 28, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'My job is safe'
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce claims to have the full backing of club owner Dr Tony Xia.
Feb 20, 10:08
Libor Kozak of Aston Villa looks on during the pre season friendly between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on July 28, 2015
Libor Kozak ruled out for season
Aston Villa confirm that striker Libor Kozak is out for the rest of the season following an ankle operation.
Feb 17, 17:19
Steve Bruce watches on during the Championship playoff semi-final between Derby County and Hull City on May 14, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'Aston Villa showing signs of improvement'
Steve Bruce remains confident that Aston Villa will soon turn their results around after losing to Ipswich Town on Saturday to make it seven league games without a win.
Feb 11, 21:47
Steve Bruce gives instructions during the Championship playoff final between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday on May 28, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'We need to go on a huge run'
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce acknowledges that the club need to "put something of a huge run together" in order to bridge the gap to the Championship playoffs.
Feb 6, 18:48
General stadium view prior the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackpool and Bournemouth at Bloomfield Road on December 20, 2014
Everton, Aston Villa scouting Blackpool teenager?
Everton and Aston Villa are among the clubs reportedly interested in Blackpool's teenage winger Bright Osayi-Samuel.
Feb 6, 17:31
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'Ross McCormack must apologise to play for Aston Villa'
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says that Ross McCormack will not be considered for a return to his first-team squad unless he apologises to his teammates.
Feb 4, 11:57
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Ross McCormack: 'Aston Villa departure good for both me and club'
Ross McCormack believes that his departure from Aston Villa on loan to Nottingham Forest is right for both player and club at this moment in time.
Feb 2, 16:50
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Ross McCormack explains electric gate issue at Aston Villa
On-loan Nottingham Forest striker Ross McCormack admits that he did not deliberately miss training because the electric gates at his house stopped working.
Feb 2, 16:31
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Ross McCormack makes Nottingham Forest loan switch
Nottingham Forest take striker Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa.
Feb 1, 00:07
Scott Hogan poses with his Player of the Month award for September 2016
Aston Villa sign Scott Hogan from Brentford on long-term deal
Aston Villa confirm the signing of Scott Hogan on a four-and-a-half-year deal from Championship rivals Brentford.
Jan 31, 23:33
Jordan Ayew sees red during the Premier League game between West Ham and Aston Villa on February 2, 2016
Swansea City sign Jordan Ayew from Aston Villa in swap deal
Swansea City sign Jordan Ayew from Aston Villa in a swap deal that sees Neil Taylor move in the opposite direction.
Jan 31, 21:43
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Bradford City and Reading at the Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade on March 7, 2015
Aston Villa defender Kevin Toner joins Bradford City on loan
Aston Villa confirm that 20-year-old defender Kevin Toner has joined Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.
Jan 31, 21:11
Ross McCormack in action for Aston Villa on August 5, 2016
Report: Nottingham Forest make improved offer to Aston Villa for Ross McCormack
Nottingham Forest reportedly make an improved offer to Aston Villa to take striker Ross McCormack on loan for the remainder of the season.
Jan 31, 19:41
Ashley Westwood controls the ball during the Premier League match between Watford and Aston Villa on April 30, 2016
Burnley complete Ashley Westwood signing
Burnley sign midfielder Ashley Westwood from Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Jan 31, 17:01



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Newcastle UnitedNewcastle32223762253769
2Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton32208454262868
3Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3220484335864
4Reading3318694742560
5Leeds UnitedLeeds331841145341158
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds33177942321058
7Fulham321410854371752
8Norwich CityNorwich331561258471151
9Barnsley33147125147449
10Preston North EndPreston331310104440449
11Derby CountyDerby32139103629748
12Cardiff CityCardiff33136144547-245
13Birmingham CityBirmingham341110133649-1343
14Ipswich TownIpswich331011123441-741
15Brentford32117144646040
16Queens Park RangersQPR33117153646-1040
17Aston Villa32812123038-836
18Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest33106174658-1236
19Burton Albion3499163447-1336
20Wolverhampton WanderersWolves3298153944-535
21Bristol City3295184248-632
22Wigan AthleticWigan3379173040-1030
23Blackburn RoversBlackburn3279163750-1330
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham3345243073-4317