Saints well beaten by Magpies

St James' Park | Sat 10 Mar 3PM | Attendance: 52,246
Match Report Highlights

NEW vs Saints Match Centre

NEW vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Low Ritchie effort makes it three on 57 minutes
  • Brazilian doubles lead before half-hour mark
  • Kenedy puts Magpies in front inside 2 minutes
  • Sims and Long on for Tadić and Lemina at half-time
+4’

FULL-TIME: Newcastle 3-0 Saints

Kenedy's first-half double and Matt Ritchie's low third seal the points for the Magpies at St James' Park.

THREE minutes of added time 

 

89’

Dubrakva mistake

A bizarre moment from Dubravka almost hands Saints a consolation goal. The Czech 'keeper attempts to throw the ball out and nearly presents the ball to Gabbiadini but the Magpies defence quickly recovers.

76’

Dubravka denies Sims

Decent effort from Josh Sims: the youngster ducks inside on his left foot and whips a shot at goal which goalkeeper Martin Dubravka does well to punch clear. 

68’

Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)

Stephens goes into the book for an off-the-ball incident involving Newcastle's Ayoze Perez.

66’

Southampton substitution: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Guido Carrillo

Third and final change for the visitors here as Gabbiadini comes on for Carrillo. 

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Bertrand heads over

A half-chance for Saints here as Bertrand meets James Ward-Prowse's corner unmarked but can only steer his header wide of the target.

Newcastle 3-0 Saints (Ritchie 56')

Matt Ritchie side-foots beyond McCarthy into the bottom corner from inside the D. 

56’

GOAL

Matt Ritchie (56’) | Newcastle United 3 0 Southampton

53’

Kenedy flashes wide

Kenedy, on a hat-trick, takes Yedlin's cross on the chest, swivels and slides a half-volley just past the far post from the edge of the area. 

50’

Yellow Card for Wesley Hoedt (Southampton)

Hoedt is cautioned for a trip on Perez. 

47’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Mario Lemina

...and Josh Sims is on for Mario Lemina. 

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47’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Dušan Tadić

It's a double switch for Saints: Shane Long takes the place of Dušan Tadić...

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SECOND HALF: Back underway at SJP

Newcastle get things restarted in the north-east with two changes to the Saints side to bring you during the break...

📸First half 📸

Take a look through a selection of action shots from the first half at St James' Park.

+1’

HALF-TIME: Newcastle 2-0 Saints

Kenedy's double has put the Magpies in control at the interval. 

ONE minute of added time

It's been a half to forget for Saints at St James'...

That second goal for Newcastle was a real sucker punch. Saints had looked to have steadied the ship before the hosts doubled the lead with an impressive counter-attack following a corner. A lot to do here.

Newcastle 2-0 Saints (Kenedy 28')

Newcastle double their lead from the resulting corner. Lemina slips on the edge of the box and Newcastle punish  ruthlessly as Kenedy taps in at the back post from Gayle's cross to round off a sweeping counter-attack.  

28’

GOAL

Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (28’) | Newcastle United 2 0 Southampton

28’

Better from Saints!

A flowing move involving Ward-Prowse, Carrillo and Cédric ends down the left with Redmond who darts inside and sees his cross deflected behind for a corner. 

26’

McCarthy saves from Gayle

Mo Diame disposses Lemina and suddenly it's 2 vs 2 at the back. Gayle steps forward into the box and drives a low shot into the arms of McCarthy...

23’

Saints on top

We've nothing to show for it as yet but it's been all Saints since Kenedy's opener inside 70 seconds. Newcastle defending stoutly as we approach the midway point of the half.

15’

Perez on the counter

Newcastle push back down the left through the Ayoze Perez. The Spaniard carries the ball from the halfway line into the Saints penalty area but makes a mess of his cross. 

8’

Saints in possession

Right, can we recover? Saints have gone about it the right way so far, keeping the ball confidently inside the Newcastle half. 

5’

Magpies through again...

Very nearly a second goal for Newcastle. Jonjo Shelvey shapes a superb pass around the back of the Saints defence for Dwight Gayle who can't control the ball with Alex McCarthy rushing out to collect. 


Newcastle 1-0 Saints (Kenedy 2')

Nightmare start. The hosts are in front after 70 seconds as Kenedy rifles in from close range...

2’

GOAL

Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (2’) | Newcastle United 0 0 Southampton

AWAY WE GO! ⚽️

SHOWTIME at St James' Park! COME ON, SAINTS! 

Warm-ups complete ✅

We're edging closer to the big kick-off here at St James' Park. Both sets of players have finished their pre-match warm-ups and we await the teams in the tunnel!

14.52

McCarthy previews Toon test

Watch Alex McCarthy's pre-match interview as he looks ahead to today's crucial Premier League clash.

14.37

Less than half an hour to go! ⏰

We're in position at St James' Park, where both sets of players are warming up in front of us. Stay with us as we countdown to kick-off!

14.33

Watch the players arrive!

Our cameras were on hand to capture the Saints players arriving at St James' Park...

14.25

they're another team around us and three points for both teams is massive at this stage. we've stuck together as a squad and we know we've got the ability.

alex mccarthy
southampton goalkeeper
14.19

2️⃣ changes for Saints

Mauricio Pellegrino makes a pair of alterations to his starting line-up following the goalless draw with Stoke last time out, as James Ward-Prowse and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg return to the fold at the expense of Josh Sims and Oriol Romeu.

14.05

Newcastle team confirmed

Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy, Perez, Gayle.

Subs: Darlow, Clark, Manquillo, Merino, Murphy, Atsu, Joselu.

14.02

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Lemina, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Carrillo.

Subs: Forster, Bednarek, Romeu, Boufal, Sims, Long, Gabbiadini.

14.00

Teams in 10! 

Saints have arrived at St James' Park so we'll have team news for you in just under 10 minutes' time! Don't go anywhere...

13.51

RED-y to go! 

The away dressing room is primed and ready to go at St James' Park. A slight change to the Saints home jersey today to avoid clashing with the Magpies' black and white stripes: an all red panel on the back of the shirts. 

13.37

Mauricio on overcoming away disadvantage

Saints are unbeaten in their last four away PL games. Here's Mauricio's recipe for success today:

“I think we have to be stronger on the road than we are at home. When you travel, a lot of things are against you; the opposition fans, sometimes the referee because everybody pushes him and in this moment we have to be supportive inside and outside the pitch to make sure we overturn them."

13.12

October 2017: Saints 2-2 Newcastle

Manolo Gabbiadini marked his return to the Southampton side by scoring both goals as Saints twice battled back to deny Newcastle victory at St Mary's. Gabbi's emphatic penalty cancelled out strikes from Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez. 

12.51

my feeling right now is that our spirit is good, togetherness is higher and we are ready."

MAURICIO PELLEGRINO
SOUTHAMPTON FC
12.27

Match Preview: Newcastle vs Saints

- Magpies vs Saints 

- Benitez vs Pellegrino
- A favourable St James' record...

Check out our
in-depth match preview to get up to speed ahead of today's 3pm kick-off. 

12.24
Southampton FC

MATCHDAY! Where will you be following #SaintsFC from today? 😇

11.52

Pellegrino: We're ready to compete

Mauricio Pellegrino has been pleased with what he's seen from his team on the training ground this week in preparation for today's game. Here's what he had to say in his preview yesterday...

11.51

Newcastle numbers

- Saints have only failed to score in one of their last 19 Premier League games against Newcastle, netting in each of the last 12.


Newcastle are winless in their last seven Premier League meetings with Southampton (D3 L4), since a 4-2 win in February 2013.

- Saints hold the second-longest active unbeaten streak away from home in the Premier League (four). 

11.49

Back on the road 

A sold-out away section of 1,600 will be roaring on the team at St James' Park, a phenomenal effort given the 650-mile round trip facing our fans this afternoon. If you're already in Newcastle, on the motorway, or following from home, thank you all for support! 

11.44

their support means everything. we rely on the fans to get us through. them being there gives us a solid reminder of who we're in this for."

RYAN BERTRAND
11.41

MATCHDAY! 😇

Welcome to Saints Matchday Live! Stay tuned for all the pre-match build-up, stats, and breaking team news ahead of today's big Premier League clash with Newcastle at St James' Park. But first, a message from Ryan Bertrand...

11.30

NEW vs Saints Line Ups

Newcastle United

12
Martin Dubravka (GK)
22
DeAndre Yedlin
20
Florian Lejeune
6
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
3
Paul Dummett
15
Kenedy
Christian Atsu (78′)
10
Mohamed Diamé
8
Jonjo Shelvey
Mikel Merino (83′)
11
Matt Ritchie
17
Ayoze Pérez
9
Dwight Gayle
Joselu (69′)
7
Jacob Murphy
23
Mikel Merino
2
Ciaran Clark
26
Karl Darlow
21
Joselu
30
Christian Atsu
19
Javier Manquillo

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
11
Dusan Tadic
Shane Long (45′)
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Mario Lemina
Josh Sims (45′)
9
Guido Carrillo
Manolo Gabbiadini (66′)
44
Fraser Forster
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
14
Oriol Romeu
19
Sofiane Boufal
39
Josh Sims
7
Shane Long
35
Jan Bednarek

NEW vs Saints Match Stats

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    37
    63
  • Shots
    7
    6
  • Shots on target
    5
    2
  • Corners
    2
    6
  • Passes Complete
    188
    374

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Guido Carrillo
Guido Carrillo
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
58
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Clearances
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy