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Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar

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Villa optimistic for the new season after gaining four points from six

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Alan Pardew says Newcastle should have got more than a point against Aston Villa

Pardew says his team 'absolutely dominated'

Andreas Weimann celebrates the goal that put Aston Villa into the lead at the Britannia, he fired home from a narrow angle

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Alan Hutton and Paul Lambert

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Paul Lambert's side escaped the Britannia stadium with all three points

Andreas Weimann celebrates the goal that put Aston Villa into the lead at the Britannia, he fired home from a narrow angle

Stoke City vs Aston Villa match report: Villa tear up the script thanks to Andreas Weimann strike

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