NEW vs SOU
Pellegrino apologises for Saints display
Manager's message to supporters following Newcastle defeat.
Highlights: Newcastle 3-0 Saints
Watch the action from Saints' Premier League trip to Newcastle.
90 in 90: Newcastle 3-0 Saints
Watch all the key moments from St James' Park in 90 seconds.
Gallery: Newcastle 3-0 Saints
Action shots from Saturday's match at St James' Park
Video: Emotional Højbjerg on Saints defeat
Watch the midfielder's reaction to Saints' reverse in the north-east.
Højbjerg: Saints showing "not good enough"
The midfielder expresses his frustration at St James’ Park
Video: Pellegrino reflects on Newcastle defeat
Watch the manager's verdict on Saturday's encounter.
Pellegrino: We never recovered from early goal
Boss laments lack of focus as Saints leave themselves too much to do at Newcastle.
Saints well beaten at Newcastle
Hosts make early breakthrough en route to convincing win.
Opposition View: Newcastle United
Find out what Rafa Benítez had to say ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown.
Video: Bertrand on battle to stay up
Saints' stand-in skipper shares his thoughts with nine games to go.
Match Preview: Newcastle vs Saints
Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game.
Bertrand facing survival fight head-on
Defender speaks from the heart on Premier League run-in.
On The Road: Newcastle
Check out our traveller's guide before making the trip to Newcastle this weekend!
Pellegrino: Saints ready for Newcastle test
Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to a testing trip to Newcastle on Saturday
Video: Pellegrino on key St James' trip
Watch the manager preview Saturday's encounter with Newcastle
Pre-match quiz: Saints' scorers against Newcastle
Tackle our quiz ahead of Saints' trip to Newcastle.
Video: Saints lay groundwork for Newcastle clash
Watch Saints continue preparations for this weekend's Premier League tie.
Gallery: Saints get set for Newcastle
Preparations continue for this weekend's Premier League clash.
Davis and Yoshida remain sidelined
Both will miss out on the trip to Newcastle, the manager has confirmed.
Press Conference: Pellegrino previews Newcastle
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Saturday's trip to Newcastle.
Gallery: Saints train at St Mary's
Mauricio Pellegrino's men gear up for Magpies meeting.
Video: Newcastle build-up continues
Saints put in the work at St Mary's ahead of Newcastle trip.
Stat Pack: Newcastle vs Saints
The key statistics ahead of Saints' trip to St James' Park.
NEW vs SOU 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
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
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.
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.
Yellow Card for Jack Stephens (Southampton)
Stephens goes into the book for an off-the-ball incident involving Newcastle's Ayoze Perez.
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.
Matt Ritchie (56’) | 3 – 0
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.
Yellow Card for Wesley Hoedt (Southampton)
Hoedt is cautioned for a trip on Perez.
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...
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.
Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (28’) | 2 – 0
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (2’) | 0 – 0
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 mccarthysouthampton goalkeeper
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.
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
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."
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 PELLEGRINOSOUTHAMPTON FC
Match Preview: Newcastle vs Saints
- Magpies vs Saints
- A favourable St James' record...
Check out our in-depth match preview to get up to speed ahead of today's 3pm kick-off.
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
- Saints have only failed to score in one of their last 19 Premier League games against Newcastle, netting in each of the last 12.
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
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 SOU Line Ups
Martin Dubravka (GK)
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
KenedyChristian Atsu (78′)
Jonjo ShelveyMikel Merino (83′)
Dwight GayleJoselu (69′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Dusan TadicShane Long (45′)
Mario LeminaJosh Sims (45′)
Guido CarrilloManolo Gabbiadini (66′)
NEW vs SOU Match Stats
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