Watch Live: Aston Villa v. Newcastle

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Aston Villa host Newcastle United on Monday (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) in a massive game between two sleeping giants eager to creep up the Premier League table.

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Villa have been up and down in recent months and Dean Smith‘s side are one point above the relegation zone after three-straight defeats.

Newcastle are on a fine run with two wins on the spin ahead of the international break as former Villa boss Steve Bruce returns to Villa Park.

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In team news Villa bring back captain Jack Grealish after his calf injury, and goalkeeper Tom Heaton also returns after injury.

Newcastle have Paul Dummett in at center back with Jamaal Lascelles out injured, while Jonjo Shelvey captains the Magpies.

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