Kevin MacDonald takes blame for Aston Villa defeat
Villa were well and truly hammered - Macdonald
Aston Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald pointed to his team selection as the possible reason his side were thumped 6-0 at Newcastle on Sunday.
Defender Ciaran Clark and midfielder Marc Albrighton, both 20, struggled as Newcastle ran riot.
"It might have been too much playing a couple of kids, maybe I was a bit wrong with my selection," said MacDonald.
Regarding the Villa job, he added: "I've said come the end of next week I'd sit down and look at things."
Villa skipper Stiliyan Petrov later revealed complacency about the trip to St James' Park.
"We thought we were going to come over here and get an easy game after our performance last week [a winning start against West Ham].
"But last week was last week and we need to be prepared for every single game. We are really disappointed because our defensive record has been great."
MacDonald took over the reins after Martin O'Neill resigned a few days before the start of the season.
In his first game in charge Villa beat West Ham 3-0 but the man praised for his work with the reserves may now find himself under pressure.
Hughton elated after 'deserved' win
The 49-year-old, who was a member of Liverpool's Double-winning squad of 1986, paid tribute to Newcastle but said Villa striker John Carew's penalty miss changed the momentum after his side dominated the early exchanges.
"It was a very disappointing result," he stated. "We started well and got the penalty but then Carew missed and it changed the momentum.
"We then got hammered. Even if we had scored it doesn't mean we would have held on and won the game but full credit to Newcastle. They took chances and played well, especially in the second half, but when you're 3-0 up it helps."
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