Aston Villa manager Dean Smith speaking to Match of the Day: "It's an annoying point. The majority of the game I thought we were the better team. Our defensive display was good but we have to be more clinical.
"There are lots of positives to take. The commitment from the players was great, I thought we threw the kitchen sink at them.
"We were throwing everything at their box trying to get back in to the game and then we almost won it. We had a bit of stick at the weekend about not having much of the ball against Chelsea but they're a well established Premier League team."
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: "We would have all accepted [the points total] but we can't forget that we have a great opportunity to push on a bit now.
"Can we push on and catch the teams above us and finish the season looking upwards, rather than just looking over our shoulders?"