Cisse scores to give Newcastle win, pressure increases on struggling Villa
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Papiss Cisse's 11th goal of the season handed Newcastle its first home win of 2015 and plunged Aston Villa deeper into Premier League relegation trouble on Saturday.
The Senegal international's assured 37th-minute finish, which came against the run of play at St James' Park, was enough to secure a 1-0 victory — just the second win for head coach John Carver.
However, Villa dominated the game for long periods and forced 'keeper Tim Krul into two vital saves.
But when the final whistle sounded, it was the mid-table Magpies who emerged with the points as the visitors slipped to a seventh successive league defeat