Aston Villa manager Unai Emery was left disappointed after the team’s 17-game unbeaten Premier League run at home came to an end on Tuesday.
Newcastle United left Villa Park with a 3-1 victory to hand the hosts a first defeat in B6 in the top flight since February last year. Emery felt his team didn’t hit the heights that they had reached during their club record run.
“I’m a little bit frustrated and a little bit disappointed but very proud of the way we did,” he said after the game,” adding: “The loss has to come one day and Newcastle deserved it overall. In the first 60 minutes they were better than us; strong in set pieces and we conceded two goals.
“We weren’t controlling the game like we planned and we were doing before in other matches. The consequence at the end was the lost.
“I’m very proud for our supporters and very proud of the players of the way we did. It’s finished (the unbeaten run) because we lost after a very long time being successful here. We’re going to work again, to react quickly and to be strong again with our supporters here.”