Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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A COLD, dark, wintry Tuesday night involving two teams in a relegation fight should sort the men out from the boys.

Newcastle travel to the Midlands to take on an Aston Villa side who are probably the only league team in a worse run of form.

Since their last outing, Alan Pardew's men have enjoyed nine days' rest, a period which has seen Paul Lambert's men knocked out of both domestic cups.

Three points from this trip is a must for the Magpies and, at 6/4 for the win, this could be the ideal time to bag that first away victory of the season.

With the signing of a French quartet last week, it could be a case of 'Vive La Toon' come tomorrow and, with Yohan Cabaye a doubt, Moussa Sissoko may get the opportunity to start.

And he is available at 16/1 for the first goal.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has been signed to keep the goals out, but one at the other end wouldn't go amiss and, at 12/1 to score at any time, his new squad number may turn out to be 'Lucky 13'. …

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