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Saints beaten by Newcastle late show

premier-league St James' Park | Sun 08 Dec 2PM | Attendance: 42,303
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Key moments so far

  • Newcastle hold on for back-to-back Premier League wins
  • Defender Fernandez followed up Sean Longstaff's shot to give Newcastle the lead
  • Jonjo Shelvey equalised from an Andy Carroll cross
  • Danny Ings netted his fifth goal in as many games to give Saints the lead

Saints beaten by Newcastle late show

Southampton suffered late heartache at Newcastle, as a second-half comeback from the hosts ended their unbeaten Premier League run and kept them in the bottom three. Our report.

16.11

FULL-TIME: Newcastle 2-1 Saints

The hosts hold on to see out the win. Andy Carroll made the difference coming on, teeing up Jonjo Shelvey for the equaliser, before defender Federico Fernández netted the winner with three minutes of normal time remaining.

+4’

Bertrand shot

Hits the head of Longstaff. Calls for handball but the referee is uninterested. Superb run from Boufal to tee up the full-back.

+3’

Boufal fouled

Saints take it quickly, back to the Moroccan. Saints corner, taken once again by Ward-Prowse - the tenth of the match. Carroll heads clear. 

+1’

On the verge

The hosts on the verge of securing all three points. Really harsh on Saints, who had chances to extend their lead before the equaliser. Into stoppage time..

Newcastle lead

The Argentinian followed in Sean Longstaff's shot, which McCarthy could only parry. It was the easiest of finishes from a few yards out.

87’

GOAL

Federico Fernández (87’) | 2 1

86’

Corner

Won by Hayden, fairly lapse defending from Bertrand. Hanging on a knife edge here. Swung in by Shelvey and McCarthy punched to relieve the pressure.

84’

Newcastle United substitution: Sean Longstaff replaces Miguel Almirón

Final change.

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Final 10! 

A big final ten minutes here at St James' Park. Neither side look content holding on to a point. Both searching for a winner...

80’

Saints go close again

Shane Long nearly latches on to Ingsy's glancing header. He's inches away from connecting, but the pace of the ball evades him.

75’

Bends wide

Prowsey is on a great run of goalscoring form, so you can't blame him for trying. Wide of the box, he fizzes a free-kick towards goal but it's a yard wide.

74’

Bertrand agonisingly close

Longy flicks the ball on from a corner, in exactly the same fashion as midweek, and Bertrand is arriving back post to connect. It arrives at him quickly and he can't control his header. Golden opportunity.

73’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Moussa Djenepo

First change for Ralph Hasenhüttl.

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71’

Prowsey free-kick blocked

The Newcastle wall does its job. Ings had won the initial free-kick in a dangerous position, but the angel was against Ward-Prowse. Out for a corner. Clash of heads from the corner, physios are on. 

Shelvey heads the equaliser

Newcastle's top scorer in the Premier League this season heads home to restore parity. He latched on to Andy Carroll's cross. 

67’

GOAL

Jonjo Shelvey (67’) | 1 1

67’

Yellow Card for Cédric (Southampton)

A high boot catches Almiron.

65’

Under pressure

Saints scramble the ball away after Manquillo's effort. McCarthy wasn't able to keep hold, but Højbjerg eventually cleared. The home side are pressing. 

8️⃣ in 9️⃣ 🔥

Red hot Ings on target yet again for Saints. Can we hold onto this? 🤞

58’

Saint-Maximin thwarted

He's Newcastle's biggest threat, by far. Very tricky, he cuts inside of Cédric and shoots down the throat of McCarthy. Doesn't trouble the Saints stopper, but he's being allowed far too much space.

56’

Cédric attempt well saved

It could have been two! Ball again very well worked towards Ings, who brings the full-back into play. He hits it first time, but again the Newcastle stopper blocks.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

FIVE IN A ROW

HE'S AT IT AGAIN! Danny Ings has fired the hosts ahead!! Stephens plays a ball over the top towards the man of the moment, and he makes no mistake from there, firing past Dubravka. 

51’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (51’) | 0 1

50’

Newcastle revived

The hosts have come out pumped for this second period. Looks like half time has done them good. Saints containing their threat for now.

45’

Newcastle United substitution: Fabian Schär replaces Ciaran Clark

Half-time change for the Magpies.

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HALF-TIME: Newcastle 0-0 Saints

Fairly pedestrian first period, bar the few chances for Saints. Redmond with the best of them, but we're goalless at the break. 

43’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

For a late challenge on Almirón. 

42’

Bertrand cross

Delivers from the left hand side, again cleared. Saints getting plenty of bodies in the box but unable to really connect with the ball. There's been chances aplenty in this half - visitors unlucky not to be ahead.

Ominous! 😇

Now this is an image no defender or goalkeeper wants to see...

35’

Astute defending

Hayden's cross watched and cleared by Bednarek. Corner is swung in by Shelvey, but again fielded well by Saints.

33’

Coming close...

Another chance manufactured by Redmond. He could have taken the shot on himself, but played in Long instead. Fernández marshalled him well, turning behind for a Saints corner which Ings attacked with little purchase. 

30’

Clark header tame

He attacked the Newcastle corner, but it was comfortable for Alex McCarthy - who has had very little to do. Certainly less busier of the two goalkeepers thus far.

He's come closest!

Saints probing, but no breakthrough yet. Newcastle sitting deep, making it difficult to play through. This man has come closest to an opening. 

26’

Prowsey delivers

He won the free-kick, and delivers with plenty of whip. No takers in red, but the ball is recycled by Ings. Resulting corner is headed away by Shelvey. 

21’

Joelinton chance

Excellent defensive recovery from Højbjerg, who was alert to the danger from a throw-in. It caught Saints unaware, but the captain was across to make the tackle inside the area - very well timed, and had to be. 

19’

Redderz shot saved

Again, the goalkeeper is equal to Redmond's effort. He's twice been denied in as many minutes. This time from a corner, as the ball broke to him inside the area, he fired on the half volley but Newcastle's stopper palmed to safety. 

18’

SOOOO close...

Nathan Redmond has the best opportunity of the game so far. It came from a Newcastle mistake, which Redmond pounced on. He sprinted towards goal, but one on one with Dubravka, couldn't find the finish.

👋

We see you, Saints fans! Thank you to every single supporter who has made the trip up to St James' Park today! 👏

13’

Pressure 🔛

Saints piling the pressure on their hosts. Ings plays a neat one-two with Redmond, ball worked back to Højbjerg who crosses with little accuracy. The away side unafraid to commit bodies forward.

12’

Saint-Maximin surge

Credit goes to Ward-Prowse for the recovery. The winger had got past both Cédric and and Stephens but Prowsey is in the way to prevent the shot. Slightly desperate defending there, but effective nonetheless. 

9’

Prowsey corner

Cleared by Shelvey, but Saints are back on the attack. Shane Long surged into the box, gets to the byline and wants a corner as the ball diverts out of play. Referee points for a goal-kick. Bright start for the visitors.

5’

Redmond on the break...

Danny Ings finds the wideman, roaming on the left. He motors down field, but is crowded out. Saints sustain the attack, forcing Newcastle to retreat. Eventually they clear...

1’

Formalities complete!

Let's go Saints. We're off for our third Premier League clash of the week. The chance for another HUGE three points today...

Getting warm! 🔥

In traditional fashion, the northeast is cold and wet! Saints getting themselves ready for kick-off here...

13.55

Afternoon, lads! 👋

Checking in at St James' Park with game faces 🔛! Saints have the chance to make it three consecutive Premier League wins today, and the players are looking focussed! 👊

13.21

What's the manager thinking pre-match? 💭

Hear from Ralph Hasenhüttl as he speaks to the media at St James' Park.

13.20

Triumphant Under-23s! 🙌

Watch the highlights from Southampton's Premier League 2 triumph over Manchester City, as goals from Callum Slattery and Christian Norton sealed a 2-0 win.

13.18

UNCHANGED! 

Ralph Hasenhüttl has selected the same starting XI from the side that triumphed 2-1 over Norwich City midweek. Jannik Vestergaard is reinstated on the bench in place Kevin Danso.

13.17

Newcastle United team

Starting XI: Dubravka (GK), Clark, Dummett, Shelvey (c), Hayden, Willems, Fernández, Saint-Maximin, Manquillo, Almirón, Joelinton.

Subs: Darlow, Schär, Longstaff, Atsu, Krafth, Gayle, Carroll. 

13.15

SAINTS STARTING XI 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg (c), Redmond, Ings, Djenepo, Long.

Subs: Gunn (GK), Yoshida, Vestergaard, Romeu, Boufal, Adams, Obafemi.

13.00

15 minutes until team news! 👀

Who makes your Southampton starting XI today, Saints fans? Stick with a winning team, or rotate after two hard-fought home games? We'll be bringing you live team news as it arrives at 2pm...

12.46

Workout week! 📸

Here's how Southampton have been prepping for today's Newcastle clash at their Staplewood training base this week. 

11.01

We can't speak highly enough about the fans. i want to say thank you. we want to do everything so they have a good trip.

ralph hasenhüttl
on the impact of southampton's travelling fanbase
10.47

The boss has his say! 🗣

Watch the manager's thoughts on today's opponents Newcastle United, as Saints gear up for their third Premier League tie in the space of eight busy days! 😅

10.44

Did you know? 🤔

Each of Southampton’s last 12 Premier League goals have been scored by Englishmen – excluding own-goals, the last team to have a longer run were also Saints in 2014 (13 in a row)! 😁

10.40

Matchday in the northeast! 😇

Southampton travel to Newcastle United for their third instalment of Premier League action over the past eight days. Back-to-back home wins had lifted Ralph Hasenhüttl's side out of the drop zone temporarily, and another victory today could propel Saints as high as 14th. Newcastle, themselves on a good run of form, currently lie 11th, and were 2-0 victors over Sheffield United in the week. Stay tuned for all the build up to today's meeting at St James' Park...

10.38

NEW vs Saints Line Ups

Newcastle United

1
Martin Dubravka (GK)
3
Paul Dummett
15
Jetro Willems
19
Javier Manquillo
2
Ciaran Clark
replace Fabian Schär (45′)
18
Federico Fernández goal
14
Isaac Hayden
8
Jonjo Shelvey (C) yellow card goal
24
Miguel Almirón
replace Sean Longstaff (85′)
10
Allan Saint-Maximin
9
Joelinton
replace Andy Carroll (59′)
26
Karl Darlow
7
Andy Carroll
12
Dwight Gayle
17
Emil Krafth
36
Sean Longstaff
5
Fabian Schär
30
Christian Atsu

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
2
Cédric Soares yellow card
35
Jan Bednarek
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C) yellow card
22
Nathan Redmond
12
Moussa Djenepo
replace Sofiane Boufal (73′)
16
James Ward-Prowse yellow card
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Che Adams (88′)
7
Shane Long
28
Angus Gunn
20
Michael Obafemi
4
Jannik Vestergaard
14
Oriol Romeu
3
Maya Yoshida
19
Sofiane Boufal
10
Che Adams

NEW vs Saints Match Stats

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    45
    comparison angle
    55
  • Shots
    12
    comparison angle
    19
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    4
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    12
  • Passes Complete
    233
    comparison angle
    297

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
chances created
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
53
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
tackles
Tackles
5
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
clearances
Clearances
4
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy