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When Newcastle were relegated after defeat at Villa Park in May 2009, the home fans were delighted. They came with mocking banners and bedsheets and their supporters sang songs championing Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's mismanagement of the football club.
Newcastle's players, staff and fans have not forgotten and in turn, were delighted by the 1-0 win against Villa at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon.
Another defeat -- their seventh league reverse in a row -- leaves the Midlands club 19th in...
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...