It was in the 35th minute that Robin Olsen replaced the first goalkeeper Martinez, who had received a blow to the head.

But after a fine save with a fine footwork initially, the first cold shower came for Olsen and Aston Villa as Newcastle made it 1-0 on penalties before half-time.

In the second, the uphill battle continued as Newcastle, still without the injured Alexander Isak, netted three more times.

Tottenham took three points away

Aston Villa have been in a difficult period, sacking manager Steven Gerrard last week after just eleven months in the post.

New coach has been back for a few days.

For Tottenham, it was a 3-2 victory against Bournemouth away, which takes the London team up to third place in the table right now.

Dejan Kulusevski, who has been out of action since October 4, is still missing.