SOU vs NEW
McQueen hails quality on show in U23s victory
Sam McQueen at the double as Saints hit Newcastle for six.
O'Driscoll: We belong in the top division
Defender Aaron O'Driscoll previews Premier League 2 clash with Newcastle.
Pellegrino hails Gabbiadini impact
Manager pleased with two-goal striker after Newcastle draw.
Highlights: Saints 2-2 Newcastle
Watch the best of the action from St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 2-2 Newcastle
Watch our 90-second highlights package from St Mary's.
⚽️⚽️ Happy for the brace, a good reaction today from all of us, we’ll keep working hard 💪🏻 C’mon Saints ⚪️🔴
Gallery: Saints 2-2 Newcastle
Check out all the best images from the draw with Newcastle.
Video: Yoshida reacts to action at St Mary's
Maya Yoshida reflects on Southampton's 2-2 draw with Newcastle.
Pellegrino: We reacted well to difficult moment
Manager pleased with Saints' powers of recovery after Newcastle draw.
Video: Pellegrino on Newcastle draw
Mauricio Pellegrino on Saints' 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.
Yoshida: We must make home advantage count
Captain Maya Yoshida gives his reaction to Saints' 2-2 draw with Newcastle at St Mary's
Gabbiadini at the double to earn point
Italian twice cancels out Newcastle's lead at St Mary's.
Match Preview: Saints vs Newcastle
Get all the key facts and figures before Saints take on the Magpies at St Mary's
Newcastle tickets sold out
A full house awaits yet again at St Mary's.
Video: Pellegrino previews Newcastle
Watch the Saints boss preview Newcastle.
Pellegrino on importance of Newcastle game
Saints boss looks ahead to Sunday's clash at St Mary's.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Magpies
Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Magpies
Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media.
Saints ready to return to action
Saints step up their preparations ahead of Sunday's return to action against Newcastle
Opposition View: Newcastle United
Find out what Rafa Benítez has been saying about Southampton.
SAINTS: Newcastle United edition now available
Find out what's inside Sunday's matchday magazine.
Pellegrino's team news update
Get the latest from the boss ahead of Newcastle.
SOU vs 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.
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.
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.
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.
Manolo Gabbiadini at the double
The Italian celebrates scoring Saints' second of the afternoon, dispatching his penalty kick with style 😎
Yellow Card for Isaac Hayden (Newcastle United)
A rash challenge on Mario Lemina sees Hayden go in to the referee's book.
Back in business!
Saints are level for the second time, as Gabbiadini converts from the penalty spot. Emphatic finish from the Italian! Game on 👊
Manolo Gabbiadini (75’) | 2 – 2
Shane Long goes down in the area, Manolo Gabbiadini over the resulting spot-kick. And makes no mistake!
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.
High and wide...
Florian Lejeune blasts his shot in to the stands from a Newcastle corner.
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.
Cedric fires wide
The fullback cut inside well, marshalled by Florian LeJeune, but rather scuffed his shot a yard wide of the target.
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.
Ayoze Pérez (51’) | 1 – 2
Saints restore parity!
Barely a minute has passed before Manolo Gabbiadini has levelled the scores here, firing low from the edge of the area.
Manolo Gabbiadini (49’) | 1 – 1
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!
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...
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! 🙏
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.
Yellow Card for DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin is booked for dissent after protesting about a foul.
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.
The centre-half goes down briefly, holding his back. But is now on his feet, no need for medical attention.
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.
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.
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.
Isaac Hayden (20’) | 0 – 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 👊16.00
Here they come...
Both sides make their way on to the pitch, just the formalities before we get under way... 👊15.57
Warm-ups complete 💪
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! 😇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! 😇
Starting XI: Forster (GK), Cédric, Yoshida (C), van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Tadić, Long, Gabbiadini.
Team news teaser
Who would you like to see in the Saints starting XI today? 🇮🇹 🇮🇪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! 👀
Watch the players arriving at St Mary's, as we prepare to host Newcastle United in the Premier League.13.48
[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 BenitezNewcastle united manager
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-prowseon saints' return to action
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
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.
SOU vs NEW Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Maya Yoshida (C)
Virgil van Dijk
Oriol RomeuSteven Davis (67′)
Nathan RedmondSofiane Boufal (57′)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (82′)
Robert Elliot (GK)
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
Christian AtsuJacob Murphy (82′)
Ayoze PérezMikel Merino (63′)
JoseluDwight Gayle (68′)
SOU vs NEW Match Stats
Shots on target25