Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Kris Boyd has labelled Newcastle United as ‘unbelievable’ after their emphatic win over Aston Villa. Eddie Howe’s side have won 4-0 to extend their impressive run of form.
The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time when striker Callum Wilson slotted home from the penalty spot. He then added another after the break before goals from Joelinton and the in-form Miguel Almiron.
They are on a roll at the moment and have lost just once in their opening 13 games, winning six and drawing six out of the others. Former Rangers forward Boyd was impressed with what he saw from the Toon Army in the Sky studio alongside Jeff Stelling and said: “The energy, the fitness levels of Newcastle has been unbelievable. They are going to close down and then as soon as they get it it’s about how quick they can transfer defence into attack.”
Speaking after Almiron’s goal, he added: “Villa are all over the place but what a goal this is, it’s Almiron. Brilliant play from Dan Burn, he commits, he drives through the middle of the pitch, he plays it into Wilson who is on the half-turn, he peels it off the defenders, slips it to Almiron and he cuts inside and just bends it away in the far corner past (Robin) Olsen. What a goal! Newcastle have been unbelievable.”
Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez suffered an injury in the first-half and Boyd wasn’t happy with how long it took for him to eventually go off: “I’m no medical expert, but I can see from here that he took a knee full force in the head, you could tell that Martinez was struggling. Why the medical staff didn’t put their foot down and take him off this field is an absolute disgrace.”
Newcastle are 4th in the table and are three points above 5th position Chelsea after the Blues were beaten away at Brighton and Hove Albion. Next up for Howe’s men is a trip away to Southampton next Sunday as they look to keep their momentum going.