NEW vs Saints
Lemina keen to be part of improving Saints
Returning midfielder determined to help out in the run-in.
Hasenhüttl welcomes Lemina return
Saints boss pleased by Gabon international's display at Newcastle.
90 in 90: Newcastle 3-1 Saints
Watch back the goals from Saints' meeting with Newcastle.
Highlights: Newcastle 3-1 Saints
Watch back the action from Saturday's trip to St James' Park.
Gallery: Newcastle 3-1 Saints
The pick of the action shots from Saturday's Easter encounter at St James' Park.
Video: Lemina on goalscoring return
Midfielder reflects on defeat at St James' Park.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Newcastle loss
Our full interview with Ralph Hasenhüttl after defeat at Newcastle.
Hasenhüttl disappointed by Newcastle defeat
Saints boss reflects on 3-1 defeat at St. James Park.
Lemina: We didn't do enough
Midfielder buoyed by return, but left ruing slow start.
Saints beaten by Perez hat-trick
Lemina scores on return but Newcastle take the points.
Hasenhüttl: Fans' support is amazing
Southampton manager on the backing from supporters on the longest trip of the season.
Hasenhüttl: Sims has been biggest surprise
Southampton manager praises the emergence of winger Josh Sims.
Tactical Watch: Josh Sims
Sam Tighe takes a closer look at the winger's sudden impact.
On The Road: Newcastle United
Plan the longest journey of Saints' season with our handy away guide.
Match Pack: Newcastle vs Saints
Get set for Saturday's big Premier League clash with our in-depth preview.
Hasenhüttl: We're not there yet
Southampton boss targets unbeaten run as his team aim to secure Premier League status.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Newcastle
Saints boss speaks with members of the written media.
Gallery: Saints ramp up Newcastle preparations
All the best training shots before the long trip to the North East.
Inside Track: Newcastle United
Get the lowdown on Rafa Benitez's side from The Chronicle's Chris Waugh.
Press conference round-up: Hasenhüttl previews Newcastle
Catch up on the key points from the manager's press conference.
Lemina makes "big step forward"
Midfielder could return as Saints face three games in eight days.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Newcastle clash
Saints boss speaks to the media ahead of the trip to St James' Park
Gallery: Newcastle build-up begins
Look through our images as Southampton's players trained at Staplewood Campus on Tuesday.
Watch Newcastle game at Gasworks Bar & Kitchen
The crucial Premier League game has sold out, but you can watch from St Mary's.
NEW vs Saints As It Happened
as it happened
- Mario Lemina's strike halved the deficit but Perez completed his hat-trick to make it 3-1.
- Perez had given the hosts a two-goal lead heading into the break.
- Lemina and Armstrong's introductions at the break helped Saints gain momentum.
- After a system switch, a brave fightback from Saints falls short at St. James' Park
full-time: newcastle 3-1 saints
despite a really spirited second-half display, southampton fall to defeat against newcastle united in the premier league at st. james' park, with ayoze perez scoring a hat-trick.
redmond's ferociouss strike deflects out
redmond drops the shoulder to jink inside and unleash a powerful right-footed effort which deflects over the bar.
dubravka denies yoshida
ward-prowse's corner is met by the head of yoshida at the front post but dubravka makes a superb stop to turn it around the post.
perez completes his hat-trick
it's really harsh on saints who have worked so hard to get themselves back into this one. diame's cross is headed out by bednarek, ritchie bravely heads it back into danger and perez flicks it past gunn.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (86’) | 3 – 1
rondon goes close
rondon heads down towards goal after a newcastle corner is kept alive, but ward-prowse puts his body on the line to get it over the bar.
dummett heads bertrand's cross away
romeu wins off perez and saints then advance down the left. bertrand's inviting delivery has to be turned behind by dummett.
lemina strikes 📸
this is the moment that mario lemina halved the deficit with a strike from the edge of the area. can saints find an equaliser? 🙏
ings can't keep his shot down
armstrong advances from inside saints' half before picking out ings, but he can't keep his curling effort down to test dubravka.
lemina checks inside from the left and crosses towards the back post to ings, who mishits his volley but is then called offside.
stunning save from gunn! 😱
atsu crosses from the left and hayden hits a volley which changes direction on its way to goal due to a deflection off yoshida, but gunn makes a superb save with his left hand.
a huge chance for yoshida
ward-prowse's corner drops to redmond, who controls and cuts the ball back. yoshida's left-footed strike from close range goes over. getting closer! 😫
redmond keeps it alive...
armstrong's cross looks to be going out but redmond doesn't give it up and his hooked cross back into the box has to be cleared by dummett. corner to come in from ward-prowse...
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
romeu goes into the book for pulling down almiron, who is still down receiving treatment and may not be able to continue.
mario's first of the season
that's been coming! redmond's ball inside is touched down by armstrong into the run of lemina and he wraps his foot around the ball to find the far corner. get in there!
Mario Lemina (58’) | 2 – 1
lemina's shot flies over
lemina finds a pocket of space on the edge of the box, but his effort is never troubling dubravka.
ki hits the post
almiron combines with ritchie on the left, who finds ki inside, and the south korean's right-footed strike from just outside the area crashes off the post.
ward-prowse's free-kick is collected by dubravka
armstrong's driving run sees him win a free-kick after a foul from manquillo. james ward-prowse is over it, but it is perhaps a touch too far out for one of his specials and dubravka gets down to make a comfortable save.
armstrong catches manquillo
armstrong plays the ball on but then catches manquillo with his follow through accidentally. the referee decides it's a foul.
yoshida's header inches wide
good start to the second-half by saints! after armstrong's run results in a corner, yoshida's glancing header from it goes agonisingly wide.
armstrong's burst causes a problem for the hosts
early encouragement for saints as stuart armstrong gets to the byline, but his cross is cut out for a corner.
we're back under way!
two switches at the break and potentially a switch of system as we look for a way back into the contest. come on!
half-time: newcastle 2-0 saints
a lot of work to do for saints, who trail to two ayoze perez goals heading into the break at st. james' park.
almost three for newcastle...
almiron drives at stephens and plays a ball across the face of goal, rondon is waiting at the far post but bertrand makes a good challenge to stop his shot.
sims' shot is blocked away by dummett
sims makes a good diagonal run and is found by redmond, but his left-footed strike is blocked on the stretch by dummett.
romeu draws a foul from hayden
saints are under pressure but as oriol romeu looks to play out he's fouled from behind by hayden and a free-kick is awarded.
almiron's effort saved by gunn
ward-prowse dives in and gets beaten to it by ritchie, who drives down the left and feeds almiron. the paraguayan gets into the box but it runs through to gunn.
ings' header saved by dubravka
ward-prowse sees a shot blocked by almiron, before his corner is met at the front post by ings' head. it takes a nick off schar on the way through but dubravka collects.
perez scores again
rondon is released down the left and picks out the run of perez with a ball across the six-yard box and he hits the ball into the ground on the slide and it bounces up and over gunn.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (31’) | 2 – 0
ritchie's free-kick swirls out
matt ritchie is the taker but his delivery is too heavy and evades everyone inside the box.
bednarek fouls perez
perez is involved again on the edge of the box and bednarek brings him down. free-kick in a promising position to come from ki or ritchie.
perez opens the scoring
newcastle press high and force yoshida into a pass that is too short for højbjerg. The ball is collected by perez who drives forward and sends a shot in off the post.
Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (27’) | 1 – 0
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
newcastle break from the resulting saints corner, almiron is blocked on the halfway line by ward-prowse, who is booked. almiron would have been in had it not been for that but due to the distance from goal it's deemed not to be an obvious scoring opportunity. newcastle's assistant has been sent to the stand for his protest.
ward-prowse's shot blocked
yoshida picks out redmond with a through ball and the flag stays down. he drives into the box and pulls it back to ward-prowse, who sees his effort blocked by matt ritchie.
ings breaks away after intercepting
ings is involved again and breaks through the middle with redmond left and sims to his right but he can't quite get his feet sorted to play the right pass and the move breaks down.
good pressure from ings
newcastle's fabian schar has the ball in the corner in his own half and the saints man presses him to block it out for a goal kick.
gunn denies almiron
rondon flicks the ball around the corner to almiron and he tries his luck from an acute angle, which angus gunn gets a strong hand to.
rondon's flick on is dealt with by bednarek
salomon rondon's flick on from paul dummett's cross causes a problem momentarily, but jan bednarek intercepts at the expense of a corner.
SAINTS SEEING MORE OF THE BALL here
RYAN BERTRAND SENDS THE BALL DOWN THE LINE TO DANNY INGS, BUT THE STRIKER IS ADJUDGED TO BE OFFSIDE WHEN HE TOOK IT DOWN.
HANDBALL APPEALS waved away
newcastle go forward early on and as the ball is hooked back into the box, it strikes the arm of pierre-emile højbjerg, but it's far too close to him to be a penalty.
WE'RE UNDER WAY AT ST. JAMES' PARK. COME ON YOU YELLOWS!
hasenhütTL ON NEWCASTLE TEST
WATCH AS THE SAINTS BOSS SPOKE TO THE MEDIA UPON ARRIVAL AT st. james' parK17.15
📍 Checking in at st. james' park
watch as the southampton squad made their way in at st. james' park ahead of today's clash.16.58
NEWCASTLE STARTING XI...
DUBRAVKA, MANQUILLO, SCHAR, LASCELLES (C), DUMMETT, KI, HAYDEN, RITCHIE, ALMIRON, PEREZ, RONDON.
Subs: darlow, yedlin, fernandez, atsu, shelvey, diame, muto
🚨 THE TEAMS ARE IN 🚨
starting xi: gunn, STEPHENS, bednarek, yoshida, bertrand, ward-prowse, højbjerg (C), romeu, SIMS, redmond, ings.
today we can make another great step and show ourselves in the best way, stay together and give newcastle a hard battle.pierre-emile højbjergsouthampton captain
memories of SAINTS IN yellow at newcastle!
take a look back at saints' 2-1 victory over newcastle united back in 2015, thanks to a double from eljero elia! 😇14.27
inside staplewood: saints prepare for newcastle
check out footage from training at staplewood campus this week as the players prepared for today's meeting with newcastle. that redmond volley 👏10.38
it will be an interesting game tactically for us and i think we should stay in the way of being brave. against a well-organised team you have to stress them sometimes but also be clear in the mind and find a good balance of not giving them chances to counter-attack.RALPH HASENHÜTTLsouthampton manager
all you need to know ahead of today's match
take a look through our match pack, in association with sportpesa, and find out everything you need to know ahead of saints' meeting with newcastle united at st. james' park...MATCH PACK10.23
SOUTHAMPTON ARE ALSO COMING INTO THIS GAME WITH A LOT OF CONFIDENCE, SO I THINK IT WILL BE AN INTERESTING GAME. BOTH TEAMS ARE SIMILAR - THEY ARE VERY GOOD ON THE COUNTER-ATTACK, AGGRESSIVE AND THEY HAVE PACE UP FRONT. WE KNOW THAT WE CAN'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES WE DID AGAINST PALACE.RAFA BENITEZNEWCASTLE UNITED MANAGER
📽 PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW: ralph hasenhüttl
GET THE THOUGHTS OF THE SOUTHAMPTON BOSS AHEAD OF TODAY'S MEETING WITH NEWCASTLE united in the premier league.10.07
MATCHDAY: NEWCASTLE VS SAINTS
ralph hasenhüttl's MEN TRAVEL TO FACE newcastle united in the premier league, as we enter the final five fixtures of the campaign. SAINTS ARE LOOKING FOR SUCCESSIVE AWAY VICTORIES after the 1-0 success at brighton last time on the road.
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NEW vs Saints Line Ups
Martin Dubravka (GK)
Fabian SchärFederico Fernández (69′)
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
Miguel AlmirónChristian Atsu (64′)
Isaac HaydenMohamed Diamé (78′)
Angus Gunn (GK)
Jack StephensMario Lemina (45′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Josh SimsStuart Armstrong (45′)
Danny IngsShane Long (76′)
NEW vs Saints Match Stats
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