Eddie Howe reacts to Newcastle United’s emphatic Villa win - & the Magpies’ continued meteoric rise

Newcastle United claimed yet another win at St James’ Park, seeing off Aston Villa 4-0.

<p>Callum Wilson of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St. James Park on October 29, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.</p>

Callum Wilson of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St. James Park on October 29, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle United’s meteoric rise in the Premier League continued at St James’ Park as they strode to an emphatic 4-0 win over managerless Aston Villa.

Two goals from Callum Wilson, the first of which was a penalty, followed by strikes from Joelinton and man of the moment Miguel Almiron, made it five wins out of six in the top flight for the Magpies.

And here’s how head coach Eddie Howe reacted to the result: “We know where we are and what we are in the middle of. It’s a very busy time. It was an outstanding performance and we scored some great goals. It was a bity first half and that didn’t really suit us.

“We showed good energy in the second half and the goals made the difference.” On Almiron’s goal, Howe added: “It was an incredible strike. He has got a great left foot. It was a pin-point finish. He never stopped and kept going.”