Gabbiadini double earns a point

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 15 Oct 4.00PM | Attendance: 31,437
Match Report Highlights

Saints v NEW Match Centre

Saints v NEW As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Shane Long won Saints a second-half penalty
  • Ayoze Perez scored Newcastle's second
  • Manolo Gabbiadini twice drew Saints level
  • Isaac Hayden fired Newcastle in to an early lead

Saints pegged back despite Gabbiadini brace

Two second-half goals from the Italian were enough to earn Saints a point at St Mary's. Good fightback from the lads, but not enough for victory. 

+5’

FULL TIME: Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United

After a lively second half, Saints were forced to accept a share of the spoils, with Manolo Gabbiadini twice drawing level. 

90’

Off the line...

Steven Davis is the man on the line, as Florian Lejeune's header powered toward Saints' net. Almost certain goal without the Northern Irishman's interception.

Saints fans roar...

Home fans willing the players forward. Corner delivered by Ryan Bertrand, but comfortably caught by Rob Elliot.

86’

Saints pushing for the winner

Ryan Bertrand advancing well down the left, and fizzes a cross in to the area. Rob Elliot is forced to parry, and Newcastle clear to safety. 

84’

Newcastle United substitution: Jacob Murphy replaces Christian Atsu

Third and final change for the visitors. 

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83’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long

Last throw of the dice, as Pellegrino searches for the winner. 

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Manolo Gabbiadini at the double

The Italian celebrates scoring Saints' second of the afternoon, dispatching his penalty kick with style ๐Ÿ˜Ž

78’

Yellow Card for Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United)

A rash challenge on Mario Lemina sees Hayden go in to the referee's book.

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

Back in business!

Saints are level for the second time, as Gabbiadini converts from the penalty spot. Emphatic finish from the Italian! Game on ๐Ÿ‘Š

75’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (75โ€™) | Southampton 2 โ€“ 2 Newcastle United

74’

PENALTY!

Shane Long goes down in the area, Manolo Gabbiadini over the resulting spot-kick. And makes no mistake!

74’

Cedric gets the better of Atsu

The Saints fullback wins the ball back in a promising area, and delivers a cross in to the near post. Plenty of promise, but just lacking a final touch. 

71’

High and wide...

Florian Lejeune blasts his shot in to the stands from a Newcastle corner.

68’

Newcastle United substitution: Dwight Gayle replaces Jose Luis Mato Sanmartรญn

Benitez responds with Newcastle's second change, opting to bring on striker Dwight Gayle.

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67’

Southampton substitution: Steven Davis replaces Oriol Romeu

Second change of the afternoon for Saints, who still trail.

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64’

Newcastle United substitution: Mikel Merino replaces Ayoze Pรฉrez Gutiรฉrrez

First change of the day for Rafa Benitez.

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63’

Ritchie tries his luck

Neat footwork from Christian Atsu gifted Matt Ritchie a chance on goal. The effort deflected wide, and the preceding corner was cleared.

59’

Cedric fires wide

The fullback cut inside well, marshalled by Florian LeJeune, but rather scuffed his shot a yard wide of the target.

58’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Nathan Redmond

Saints make their first change just before the hour mark, looking for a route back in to the game.

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Ayoze Perez with Newcastle's second

Seconds after Gabbiadini had scored at one end, Perez had restored Newcastle's lead at the other. His effort squeezed beneath Forster and in to the far corner from a tight angle.

51’

Goal

Ayoze Pรฉrez Gutiรฉrrez (51โ€™) | Southampton 1 โ€“ 2 Newcastle United

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

Saints restore parity!

Barely a minute has passed before Manolo Gabbiadini has levelled the scores here, firing low from the edge of the area.

49’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (49โ€™) | Southampton 1 โ€“ 1 Newcastle United

47’

Back under way

Newcastle get the second period under way, and are straight on the front foot. They've clipped the crossbar.

Elation for travelling fans

Isaac Hayden celebrates scoring the opener with travelling Newcastle faithful. Second half to follow.

Saints narrowly trail

The home side with it all to do as we reach the halfway point. A big half of football needed!

HT

HALF-TIME: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United

Saints trail to a Isaac Hayden goal, but can take encouragement from chances created. All the second-half action next...

+2’

Saints behind at the break

Saints fail to find a way through, despite multiple first-half chances. We'll need a big 45 next lads! ๐Ÿ™

43’

Saints go close

Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini both squander chances to restore parity. The home side look threatening going forward, but as of yet cannot find the net.

41’

Yellow Card for DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)

Yedlin is booked for dissent after protesting about a foul.

41’

Quick free-kick yields chance

Ryan Bertrand and Nathan Redmond link well, before the ball is worked to Dusan Tadic in the technical area. Eventual shot is deflected for a corner, which comes to nothing.

38’

Yoshida upended

The centre-half goes down briefly, holding his back. But is now on his feet, no need for medical attention.

36’

Long shot blocked

Saints with a man over, as Shane Long attempts to get his side back on level pegging. Newcastle defend well, and hold on to their narrow lead.

28’

Yoshida delivers

Maya Yoshida in unfamiliar territory, whips a cross in to the six yard area. Shane Long is arriving, but can't connect. Shelvey eventually clears.

Redmond Saints' danger man

Saints trail to an Isaac Hayden goal, but Nathan Redmond has looked to create down the left, and has been our biggest threat in the opening quarter.

22’

van Dijk heads wide

Saints are straight down the other end, trying to atone for conceding an early lead. Redmond delivers a corner, met by Virgil van Dijk, who heads agonisingly wide.

Hayden puts Newcastle ahead

Isaac Hayden nets from 20-yards to edge the visitors in front. The effort wrong-footed Forster.

20’

Goal

Isaac Hayden (20โ€™) | Southampton 0 โ€“ 1 Newcastle United

18’

Forster caught hesitating

Ayoze Perez's pace catches Fraser Forster unaware, as the striker nearly nicks the ball away from the Saints 'keeper. A brief spell of Newcastle pressure has followed.

17’

Tadic heads over

Saints on the attack once more. Redmond stands the ball up at the back post, where it is met by Tadic. The Serb heads over, but had a clear sight of goal. 

14’

Redmond the outlet

Oriol Romeu finds Redmond on the left, who is a constant option, but perhaps lacks support. Ball is worked well to Dusan Tadic, but the shot is fired disappointingly over. 

9’

Perez advancing

Ayoze Perez is released down the right, forces a corner off Virgil van Dijk, which Mario Lemina gets a head to. Atsu with the eventual shot, which Fraser Forster looked to have covered.

7’

Cedric on the move

Cedric links well with Dusan Tadic, but the move breaks down. Saints pressing well, and most of the play is in their attacking half.

5’

Atsu tries to create

Ball is swept out to Christian Atsu in the left channel, surrounded by Saints shirts. No danger, but Newcastle gaining some possession now.

2’

Saints on the attack

Floated ball in from the left by Nathan Redmond, two Saints shirts in the box. Delivery is well cleared, but the intent is clear early on.

Saints get us under way!

We're off here at St Mary's, where the atmosphere is rocking. Let's do this lads ๐Ÿ‘Š

16.00

Here they come...

Both sides make their way on to the pitch, just the formalities before we get under way... ๐Ÿ‘Š

15.57

Warm-ups complete ๐Ÿ’ช

The stage is set here at St Mary's, with a capacity crowd! We're expecting the teams any minute...

15.55

St Mary's sellout 

Fans arriving at St Mary's Stadium as we prepare to host Newcastle United. Enjoy the game folks! ๐Ÿ˜‡

15.29

Saints starting XI has one change

Mauricio Pellegrino makes one change to the team that travelled to Stoke, with Manolo Gabbiadini partnering Shane Long up top. Steven Davis drops down to the bench, while Maya Yoshida takes on captain duties.

15.19

Newcastle United team news

Starting XI: Elliot (GK), Lascelles (C), Shelvey, Ritchie, Hayden, Perez, Manquillo, Lejeune, Joselu, Yedlin, Atsu.

Subs: Darlow (GK), Murphy, Gayle, Diame, Clark, Merino, Gamez.

15.07

Saints team confirmed! ๐Ÿ˜‡

Starting XI: Forster (GK), Cรฉdric, Yoshida (C), van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Tadiฤ‡, Long, Gabbiadini.

Subs: McCarthy (GK), Hoedt, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Austin, Boufal, McQueen. 

15.00

Team news teaser

Who would you like to see in the Saints starting XI today? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

14.49

Saints' week at Staplewood

As we get closer to kick-off, take a look back at the players preparation in the lead up to today's Premier League encounter. 

14.41

Just under an hour until team news... 

As the build up to today's Premier League clash continues, we're counting down until the official team news announcement. Stay tuned!

14.08

Go behind the scenes! ๐Ÿ‘€

Watch the players arriving at St Mary's, as we prepare to host Newcastle United in the Premier League.

13.48

Saints have arrived! ๐Ÿ˜‡

It's matchday here at St Mary's and the Saints players have arrived to begin their pre-match preparations ahead of today's 4pm kick-off. 

13.42

[Mauricio] is someone who has always been focused and worked hard. he likes to study and learn.

He knows everything about me. He has an advantage, but at the same time we know him really well too.

Rafael Benitez
Newcastle united manager
13.34

after this two week break, it's a great chance for us to hit the ground running and take the league by storm now.

james ward-prowse
on saints' return to action
11.42

Pellegrino's pre-match interview

We visited Mauricio Pellegrino in his office ahead of today's game to get his thoughts on the match. Watch the interview above!

11.39

Matchday!

It's matchday at St Mary's Stadium, with Saints back in action after the international break! Newcastle United are the visitors this afternoon, as Mauricio Pellegrino's side look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.


We'll be with you throughout the afternoon on Matchday Live, bringing you all the build-up to the big game, as well as live updates and free commentary, so stay with us!

11.21

Saints v NEW Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
17
Virgil van Dijk
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
Steven Davis (67โ€ฒ)
22
Nathan Redmond
Sofiane Boufal (57โ€ฒ)
18
Mario Lemina
7
Shane Long
Charlie Austin (82โ€ฒ)
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
8
Steven Davis
38
Sam McQueen
6
Wesley Hoedt
13
Alex McCarthy
10
Charlie Austin
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal

Newcastle United

1
Robert Elliot (GK)
22
DeAndre Yedlin
20
Florian Lejeune
6
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
19
Javier Manquillo
14
Isaac Hayden
8
Jonjo Shelvey
11
Matt Ritchie
30
Christian Atsu
Jacob Murphy (82โ€ฒ)
17
Ayoze Pérez
Mikel Merino (63โ€ฒ)
21
Joselu
Dwight Gayle (68โ€ฒ)
7
Jacob Murphy
23
Mikel Merino
27
Jesús Gámez
10
Mohamed Diamé
2
Ciaran Clark
26
Karl Darlow
9
Dwight Gayle

Saints v NEW Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Newcastle United
  • Possession (%)
    62
    38
  • Shots
    12
    19
  • Shots on target
    2
    5
  • Corners
    3
    8
  • Passes Complete
    495
    260

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shots On Target
2
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Chances Created
4
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
88
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
3
Mario Lemina
Mario Lemina
Clearances
9
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster