Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood tried to see the positives and said he would put more pressure on his players after they failed to score in a seventh successive league defeat, 1-0 to Newcastle on Saturday.
Villa have found the net just 13 times in 27 games but seemed to be getting closer to finding their form since Sherwood was announced as manager on on Feb. 14.
Sherwood watched on the sideline as Villa beat Leicester 2-1 in the FA Cup, but the two Premier League matches under his watch -- including...
Manager John Carver was grateful for Newcastle's decision not to sell striker Papiss Cisse in January after he fired the club to their first home win of 2015 against Aston Villa.
The Senegal international was the subject of interest from the Middle East during the winter transfer window, but the Magpies hierarchy supported Carver's desire to keep him and were rewarded when he struck to secure a 1-0 victory at St James' Park with his 11th goal of the season.
Carver said: "His goal ratio is fantastic...
Papiss Cisse's 11th goal of the season handed Newcastle a first home win of 2015 and plunged Aston Villa deeper into Premier League relegation trouble.
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 of head coach John Carver's reign.
However, Villa will feel desperately aggrieved not to have left Tyneside with something to show for their efforts after enjoying the better of the game...