Newcastle United vs Aston Villa: live stream, how to watch English Premier League 2021 (Friday 12 March)
Newcastle United will seek their first victory in more than a month when they continue their Premier League campaign at home against European pursuers Aston Villa on Friday.
Newcastle, who drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion last weekend, are currently 16th in the table, just one point behind the last three, while Villa are currently ninth in the English top flight.
Steve Bruce’s side are currently on a four-game winless streak in the Premier League, losing to Chelsea and Manchester United, in addition to drawing with Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Brom, since a home win over Southampton.
Friday’s game will air on NBC Sports Network on your local TV provider. You can watch the game for free online if you sign up for a free trial with Sling, fuboTV, or Peacock Premium.
Newcastle United v Aston Villa (English Premier League 2021)
Start time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Direct: NBC Sports Live | fuboTV | Sling | Peacock Premium. – You can look NBC Sports Live if you have a cable subscription. If you don’t, you can get NBCSN through fuboTV’s pay-per-view plans, Sling and Peacock Premium. (with free trials).
More football coverage via The Associated Press:
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – With their Premier League title defense in tatters, Liverpool saved their last chance for a trophy by beating Leipzig 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané scored the goals for Liverpool to end a 4-0 aggregate victory. Liverpool ended their six-game losing streak at home, at least technically, as Jürgen Klopp’s side officially hosted neutral Puskas Arena in Hungary.
Klopp said Liverpool had succeeded by forgetting the collapse of their England campaign, where the team are 25 points behind the league lead.
“We had to turn off the Premier League stuff to get here and give it a good try. The boys had a blast tonight which is important, ”Klopp told BT Sport.
A series of saves by goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi – once a Liverpool player – kept Leipzig in contention before Salah made the breakthrough in the 70th minute. Salah lined up a low shot hidden inside the right post after Diogo Jota showed a smart move on the counter to create space for Salah before moving on to the Egyptian striker.
As Leipzig – which surprisingly reached the semi-finals last season – tried to find a way back into the game four minutes later, substitute Divock Origi found space on the right flank to cross low for Mané can enter.
Leipzig’s closest goal was when Alexander Sorloth headed against the crossbar in the 67th, before Liverpool responded with two goals to end the chances for the German side.
As in the first leg, Liverpool were endowed with chances by defensive blunders. Leipzig have the fewest goals conceded of any Bundesliga team, but have been unable to replicate that form in Europe this season, conceding 16 times in eight games.
“The best thing the boys did was nobody could really see how good Leipzig could be,” Klopp said. “We defended them very well because they are generally a monster. They are so powerful and can run behind, but we defended it really well.
A long ball from Thiago Alcantara found Salah free behind the Leipzig defense in the 24th before Gulacsi bet the Egyptian’s shot and Mané directs the rebound into the ground. Soon after, Diogo Jota beat Nordi Mukiele and found Leipzig’s back line open in front of him before Gulacsi saved again.
At the other end, Alisson Becker stopped an early attack from Leipzig, repelling a Dani Olmo shot in the 10th when Leipzig exploited Liverpool’s high defensive line to counter. Injury, Liverpool’s last center-back pair Ozan Kabak and Nathaniel Phillips largely held their own, although Emil Forsberg went from close when he beat Phillips trailed a shot away from the post at the end of the first half time.
“We did not reach our best level of performance today so we do not deserve to progress, however difficult it may seem,” Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann told Sky Sport in Germany.
Both rounds were played in Budapest due to restrictions in Germany on travel from Britain amid the pandemic. Liverpool were not allowed to enter Germany for the first leg and Leipzig would have had to quarantine their players after returning from Great Britain if Liverpool had hosted at Anfield.
The Hungarian capital is also hosting Manchester City’s last two games against German club Borussia Mönchengladbach.