Newcastle come from behind to draw 3-3 with Villa


Ollie Watkins #11 of Aston Villa scores a goal in the first half during a Premier League Summer Series match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Lincoln Financial Field on July 23, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Newcastle and Aston Villa played out an exciting 3-3 draw in Philadelphia as both sides continued their preparation for the new season and return to European football.

The Magpies have qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years, while Villa will be in the Europa Conference League.

Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Buendia put Villa 2-0 ahead inside 11 minutes in the Premier League Summer Series match, before Elliot Anderson and Alexander Isak got Newcastle back on level terms.

Buendia added a second after the break, with England striker Callum Wilson equalising in the 55th minute.

The game saw Newcastle’s new £38m winger Harvey Barnes make his debut among a raft of new signings on display for both sides at the Lincoln Financial Field.

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