NEW vs SOU
Highlights: Newcastle 3-2 Saints
How Saturday's match unfolded at St James' Park.
90 in 90: Newcastle 3-2 Saints
The key moments from a frustrating trip to St James' Park.
Video: Hasenhüttl bemoans defensive mistakes
The manager dissects a disappointing afternoon at the hands of Newcastle.
Redmond rues mistakes and misfortune
Winger reflects on eventful defeat at Newcastle.
Video: Redmond on Newcastle setback
Winger discusses five-goal thriller at St James' Park.
Hasenhüttl: Not good enough
Saints fall to fifth consecutive defeat at manager labels performance 'not good enough'.
Gallery: Newcastle 3-2 Saints
View the images from a dramatic clash at St James' Park.
Saints lose dramatic clash to Newcastle
Our report as Southampton are beaten 3-2 at St James' Park.
Hasenhüttl determined to repay fans
Southampton manager says Manchester United result will not derail his team's progress.
Gallery: Minamino's first session
Takumi Minamino takes part in first Southampton session ahead of Newcastle trip.
Tactical Watch: Reaction is key at Newcastle
Sam Tighe previews Saints' trip to the North East.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Newcastle clash
Watch our pre-match interview with the manager ahead of Saturday's game.
Minamino could start at Newcastle
Ralph Hasenhüttl says it should be possible for new signing to play from the beginning if the manager chooses to do so.
Match Pack: Newcastle United vs Saints
The inside scoop as Southampton head to St James' Park to face Newcastle United.
Hasenhüttl: Returning players give us more flexibility
Southampton manager looks ahead to Newcastle with the hope of more senior players to select from.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Newcastle
Watch the manager's pre-match thoughts.
Hasenhüttl: I’ve never had such support
Saints boss grateful for supportive messages.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Newcastle
Watch the first part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Mixed team news ahead of Newcastle
The manager gives an overview of which players are likely to feature on Saturday.
Bednarek red card overturned on appeal
Defender will now be available for trip to Newcastle after his one-match ban was rescinded.
February fixtures update
Kick-off and broadcast details for Newcastle and Wolves league games.
NEW vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints beaten by Newcastle, who finish the game with nine men
- Minamino scores on his debut; Ward-Prowse fires in sumptuous free-kick
- Willock, Bednarek own goal and Almiron for Newcastle, who led 2-0 and 3-1 in first half
- Hendrick sent off early in second period; Schar departs injured with all three subs made
if you concede the goals we conceded, this is not the way to succeed. we must find quick the way to better defending - if you don't do this, it's tough to win games."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Our report from St James' Park
A crazy afternoon in the north east, where Saints pushed and pushed but could not find a third goal. Here's our match report on the action.
FULL TIME: Newcastle United 3-2 Southampton
It's all over at St James' Park The damage was done in a first half in which the home team led 2-0 and 3-1, with Takumi Minamino on target for Saints on his debut. James Ward-Prowse pulled another goal back from a brilliant free-kick early in the second period, before Jeff Hendrick was sent off and Fabian Schar left the field injured, but nine-man Newcastle held on for victory.
Ward-Prowse's cross is overhit
It goes beyond everyone in the box and behind for a goal kick. There's 60 seconds left.
Over from Vestergaard
The ball drops his way again in the box, but a crucial touch from a defender ensures the chance flies over.
6️⃣ added minutes...
Can Saints find an equaliser?
Newcastle survive a scramble
Redmond's low cross reaches Vestergaard, who is denied by some last-ditch defending, before Ings sees a shot cleared off the line. Saints doing everything but score.
Adams shoots over
The ball breaks on the edge of the box, but Adams snatches at it and fires over the bar from 20 yards. Ward-Prowse wanted him to leave it for him.
Schar goes off
That's it for the defender - his game is over. Newcastle are into the final 10 minutes of normal time playing with a 4-4-0 formation.
Schar now injured...
Newcastle have already made all three substitutions, and now the stretcher is on for Schar. If he has to go off, the hosts will have to finish this game with nine men.
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
Almiron pushes the ball past Bednarek, who blocks him off and gets a yellow card for his troubles. Free-kick in shooting range for Newcastle.
Bertrand nearly picks out Adams
Ings takes a quick throw-in to catch out Newcastle, setting Bertrand away, whose cross is inches away from the sliding Adams.
Adams goal ruled out
Redmond pokes the ball through for Ings, who is denied by Darlow before the ball runs loose for Adams to tap in. But again the flag is up - Ings was offside in the build-up.
Ings hits the post!
Saints are pushing hard now. Adams plays the ball wide for Redmond, whose cutback is hit first time by Ings, who curls the ball away from Darlow, but it bounces out off the far post and into the grateful grasp of the goalkeeper.
Rain wreaking havoc 🌧
That pitch is sodden - at times the ball is struggling to roll properly. Torrential conditions that could play a part in the final outcome.
Vestergaard denied an equaliser!
So close! Another Ward-Prowse set-piece causes more problems - this time a corner from the left that's met by Vestergaard, who is denied by a point-blank save from Darlow.
Red Card for Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United)
It's a second yellow card for Hendrick and he's off! He pulled back Minamino as Saints tried to break.
What a free-kick!
I know we've come to expect great things from the skipper, but even by his standards that is SPECIAL! He sends a 30-yard free-kick bending away from Darlow and flying into the top corner!
James Ward-Prowse (47’) | 3 – 2
Shelvey threatens a fourth
Willock picks out Shelvey, but the midfielder opens his foot out too far and slices his shot wide of the far post. That was a very presentable opportunity.
We're back under way at St James' Park
A big second half needed.
HALF-TIME: Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton
An eventful half at St James' Park, where Saints have shot themselves in the foot right on the stroke of half-time. Joe Willock and a Jan Bednarek own goal fired the hosts 2-0 up, before Takumi Minamino got one back on his debut with a stunning strike into the roof of the net. But Miguel Almiron added Newcastle's third after some sloppy play from the visitors, restoring United's two-goal cushion.
Almiron makes it three
That's a huge kick in the teeth for Saints. Right at the end of the half McCarthy's pass to Bertrand is pounced upon by Almiron, who races through to score. Painfully avoidable.
Miguel Almirón (+3’) | 3 – 1
Yellow Card for Emil Krafth (Newcastle United)
Krafth brings down Bertrand in full flight. Saints finishing the half on top.
4️⃣ added minutes...
We're into stoppage time. Injuries to Manquillo and Wilson mean there's plenty of life left in this half yet, as Saints win a corner.
Bertrand shoots over
It's a nicely worked free-kick from Saints, as Ward-Prowse fakes to deliver a cross but instead pulls the ball back for the onrushing Bertrand, who fires high into the stands. It deserved a better finish.
Willock kept out by McCarthy
That was a peculiar attempt - a skewed cross by Willock that forces McCarthy to make a flying save. It would have been a total fluke had it gone in.
Wilson in trouble?
The striker is off the field receiving treatment. Newcastle will be desperate for him to be fit to continue.
One back for Saints!
What a finish on his debut! Bertrand plays the ball inside for Minamino, who takes the ball brilliantly in his stride and dispatches an unerring shot into the roof of the net. Game on!
Takumi Minamino (30’) | 2 – 1
Newcastle double their lead
Just as Saints were enjoying their best spell of the game, Saint-Maximin lays the ball back for Almiron, whose driven shot deflects in off the unfortunate Bednarek.
Jan Bednarek (26’) | 2 – 0
Ings goes close again
This time it's a cross from the left by Bertrand that flicks up off a defender kindly for Ings, but he can't generate any power on his header, which is easily saved.
Great chance for Ings 😩
Lovely build-up play as Adams finds Ings in the box, who goes through on goal but the angle tightens on him, and ultimately his low shot is blocked by Darlow.
Newcastle are already stretched by injuries, but right-back Manquillo might be unable to continue here. He's now down receiving treatment.
Willock steers Newcastle in front
Not the start Saints wanted. Saint-Maximin races in behind and cuts the ball back from the left for the onrushing Willock, who slots home from the centre of the penalty area.
Joseph Willock (15’) | 1 – 0
McCarthy punches clear
Dominant goalkeeping from Saints' No 1, who flies off his line to meet a Shelvey free-kick with an authoritative punch.
Better from Saints...
That was an encouraging attack, as Stephens clips the ball into Ings, who chests down for Adams to burst into the box and appeal for a penalty, but the flag is up against his strike partner in the build-up.
Yellow Card for Jeff Hendrick (Newcastle United)
A lunging tackle on Minamino warrants the first card of the game.
Wilson denied by the flag
Shelvey sends a piercing through ball in behind the defence, where Wilson is waiting and runs through to score, but the offside flag prevents the hosts from opening the scoring.
Wilson scuffs his shot
First chance for Newcastle's top scorer, as debutant Willock nods the ball down in the box, but Wilson doesn't make a firm connection and Saints escape.
Saints all in red 🔴🔴🔴
It's red shirts, red shorts and red socks for Saints today. Newcastle are in their traditional black and white stripes.
First involvement for Vestergaard
The Great Dane is in the right place to tidy up and win a foul from Wilson that relieves some early pressure on the visiting defence.
We're under way!
The action is up and running at St James' Park...
we have a few more options, which is important to work on our game plan. hopefully we show a good reaction today - i think it's necessary. we are still a team that has 29 points so far, so we must show our other face."ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
when you're without your best players, it becomes a bit of a struggle. today, all the players we've lost are all defenders, so we're a little bit short in that department, but we've got to get on with it."steve brucenewcastle manager
Our newest debutant! 🇯🇵
Takumi Minamino is in from the start this afternoon... how excited are you for his Saints debut?14.49
A lot of love for the skipper ❤️
James Ward-Prowse tops today's key man poll! We're 15 minutes away from kick-off...14.45
Who remembers this guy? 🇳🇱
We can't see St James' Park without thinking of Eljero Elia! The Dutchman scored both goals the last time Saints tasted victory on Tyneside, back in January 2015.14.23
4️⃣ changes for Saints...
It's good news for Ralph Hasenhüttl, who is able to welcome back Jannik Vestergaard and Oriol Romeu to his starting line-up. Kyle Walker-Peters remains sidelined, so Jack Stephens looks set to shift across to right-back. Elsewhere, there's a debut for Takumi Minamino, while Nathan Redmond also comes into the side. Kayne Ramsay, Alex Jankewitz, Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo drop out.14.09
Newcastle team confirmed
Starting XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Schar, Hayden, Lewis, Hendrick, Shelvey, Willock, Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Minamino, Adams, Ings.
Subs: Forster, Salisu, Ramsay, Finnigan, Chauke, Watts, Djenepo, Tella, Nlundulu.14.00
especially in the moment where you don't have them very close to you physically, it's important to know they are still there and are still watching you and that you still emotionalise them with what you're doing. it's important to know they are there, because this is the most important reason that you do it, to make them happy, to give them enjoyment."ralph hasenhüttlon messages of support from saints fans
Thank you for believing, Saints fans!
Our first poll of the day has produced an overwhelmingly positive response! A massive 77% of you think Saints will bounce back with three points today 🙌13.42
3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until team news...
We'll bring you both starting line-ups from 2pm GMT sharp! Who are you hoping to see return from injury today?13.31
Last time against the Toon 💭
It was a night to remember for Southampton supporters back in November, as this 2-0 victory over Newcastle propelled Saints to the Premier League summit for the first time ever,13.09
A contrast of styles...
Sam Tighe has been taking his usual tactical look at today's game, dissecting the instructions from the two managers, and what Saints need to do to return to winning ways. Check out his latest Tactical Watch column here.13.04
Get clued up 🤓
Check out our detailed Match Pack for all the key facts and stats as we countdown to kick-off at St James' Park.12.51
IT'S NEVER NICE IF YOU LOSE LIKE THIS... I MUST SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WERE SUPPORTING US AFTER THIS GAME, about HOW WE GOT PUNISHED IN SOME MOMENTS. we don't let this game have such an affect on this season that it stops us playing good football."ralph hasenhüttlon bouncing back from defeat in midweek
Time to put things right 👊
Hear from Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl, who has been discussing how his side must move forward after a difficult week.11.49
Back to work 💪
It's back to Premier League action for Southampton today, with the chance to bounce back from a painful midweek result at Old Trafford. Saints are in 12th, four places and seven points ahead of hosts Newcastle United. Is this the day Ralph Hasenhüttl tastes victory at St James' Park for the first time? Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!11.46
NEW vs SOU Line Ups
Karl Darlow (GK)
Javier ManquilloEmil Krafth (24′)
Jonjo Shelvey (C)
Allan Saint-MaximinPaul Dummett (67′)
Callum WilsonJoelinton (36′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jack StephensDaniel N'Lundulu (81′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
NEW vs SOU Match Stats
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