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Ward-Prowse holds his nerve to rescue a point

premier-league St James' Park | Sat 28 Aug 3PM | Attendance: 44,017
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NEW vs SOU
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NEW vs SOU As It Happened

Key momentS

  • Wilson gives Newcastle the lead on 55 minutes
  • Elyounoussi equalises on 74 minutes with a low finish
  • Saint-Maximin puts the hosts ahead again in the 90th minute
  • Ward-Prowse scores a penalty for Saints in minute 90+5

FULL-TIME: Newcastle 2-2 Saints

What a game here at St James' Park and what a finish too! After Wilson put the hosts ahead just shy of the hour mark, Elyounoussi drew Saints level with 15 minutes to go. Saint-Maximin looked to have won it for Newcastle in the 90th minute, but Adam Armstrong was bought down in the penalty area in the 93rd minute. Up steps James Ward-Prowse who made no mistake! A point-a-piece here on Tyneside.

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

PROWSSEYYYYYYYY

It wasn't over in minute 90, the skipper converts the penalty and Saints win a deserved point! 

GET INNNNNNN!

+5’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (+5’) | 2 2

+5’

Yellow Card for Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United)

Lascelles booked for the challenge which resulted in the penalty.

+4’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Adam Armstrong] was confirmed

IT'S A SAINTS PENALTY!

+4’

There's a check for a Saints penalty here...

Paul Tierney looks at the screen

+2’

Armstrong looks like he's through...

The forward was taken down and VAR is being called in.

Saint-Maximin at the death

Newcastle break and somehow snatch all three points.

90’

GOAL

Allan Saint-Maximin (90’) | 2 1

89’

Ward-Prowse fires wide

Saints break and Livramento cuts it back to the skipper, whose shot goes wide

87’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Oriol Romeu

Third and final change for Saints...

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84’

Newcastle United substitution: Ryan Fraser replaces Joseph Willock

Another change for Newcastle United as we go into the final ten minutes.

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83’

Armstrong looking to Broja...

The former's deep, lofted cross almost finding Broja but it's goes behind for a goal kick.

81’

Great defending, Salisu! 👏

Saint-Maximin thought he was through on goal by Salisu uses his strength to win the ball back.

78’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The skipper is booked after he prevents Joe Willock's counter for Newcastle.

76’

Murphy tests McCarthy

Newcastle have reacted well to losing their lead. McCarthy doing well to match a right-sided shot across goal from Murphy.

75’

Saint-Maximin looks for a pen

Salisu puts in a challenge on Saint-Maximin inside the box, but it's a great challenge from the Saints defender.

GOALSCORER 24 Mohamed Elyounoussi

MOIIIIIIIIII

We're level here at St James'! Elyounoussi connecting with Redmond's cross not once, but twice to make sure we make it 1-1! GET INNN!

73’

GOOOAL!!!

Mohamed Elyounoussi (73’) | 1 1

73’

Joelinton inches away from connecting

Saint-Maximin breaks down the right wing, firing a low ball into the box which Joelinton almost meets 

70’

Southampton substitution: Armando Broja replaces Ché Adams

Second change for Saints, Broja on for his second career Premier League appearance

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68’

Newcastle United substitution: Joelinton Cássio Apolinário de Lira replaces Callum Wilson

First change of the afternoon by Steve Bruce, who replaces his goalscorer.

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67’

Armstrong's shot deflected behind

Armstrong's shot from the edge of the penalty area is deflected for a corner.

66’

Newcastle sitting back after taking the lead

Saints need to make the most of their possession here 🤞

62’

Moi looks to feed Adams 😤

Elyounoussi looking to find Ché's run, but his through-ball is slightly overhit.

57’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Moussa Djenepo

First change of the afternoon for Saints.

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57’

Armstrong's cross is overhit

Saints looking to respond, but Adam Armstrong's ball into the box is well overhit.

Wilson gives Newcastle the lead

A close-range header by Callum Wilson gives the hosts a 1-0 lead against the run of play.

54’

GOAL

Callum Wilson (54’) | 1 0

53’

Strong run by Oriol 💪

The midfield general bursts through midfield but his shot is blocked just inside the penalty area.

49’

DJENEPOOOOO 😱

Moussa almost brings an absolute screamer early into the second half. The Saints midfielder wrapping his foot around the ball looking for the far corner but it glistens the far post. 

45’

Newcastle get us back under way...

COME ON YOU YELLOWS!

HT

Saints are the first side back out here...

Let's build on that first-half! COME ON SAINTS!

HALF-TIME: Newcastle 0-0 Saints

All square here at the break but both sides have had chances to take the lead. Saints have certainly enjoyed the better of those, Moussa Djenepo the main at the centre of all of it after having three big chances to score. Newcastle have fought back as the half went on; Wilson and Saint-Maximin looking the most likely for the hosts.

45’

ONE MINUTE added time...

45’

BIG STOP by McCarthy! 👐

Wilson headers towards goal and McCarthy has to make a point-blank stop to deny him.

We see you up there 👀

Great noise from the Saints faithful up in the heavens at St James' Park.

41’

Wilson blazes the ball over after counter

Saint-Maximin and Wilson sprint forward in a 3 vs 2, the latter taking a touch before missing the target.

40’

Yellow Card for Fabian Schär (Newcastle United)

A very wild lunge by Schär is rightfully booked by the referee.

38’

SO CLOSE! 😩

A dangerous JWP free-kick deflects in front of Woodman and causes Newcastle's defence so many problems. 


Somehow it stays out...

37’

KWP wins another free-kick after a strong run

The returning Walker-Peters wins a set piece on the left flank, chance here for JWP.

37’

Elyounoussi bursts through ⚡️

Good run into the penalty box by Moi, but his shot is well collected by Freddie Woodman.

32’

Newcastle stepping things up

Fingers crossed Saints don't rue those early missed chances, with the hosts upping the tempo here.

31’

Murphy's free-kick skims crossbar

The set-piece comes close for the hosts, but McCarthy looked like he had it covered.

30’

Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

KWP is booked for the resulting challenge.

30’

Saint-Maximin comes alive

Mazy run by the Newcastle forward, who runs through Saints' midfield and wins a free-kick in a dangerous position.

This man at the heart of it ☝️

Despite Djenepo's chances, it remains 0-0 at St James' with Saints well and truly on top.

25’

Djenepo involved again...

Not one, but two chances inside the box for Moussa. Both blocked by a backtracking Newcastle defender. 


That door is being knocked on without a doubt.

23’

MOUSSA SHOULD SCORE! 😩

Livramento gets in behind the Newcastle defence, squares the ball into an unmarked Djenepo who somehow fails to hit the target at the back post. BIG chance for Saints that.

21’

Heavy challenge by Almirón on Livramento

A challenge from nowhere by the Newcastle man, Saints deservedly win a free-kick in their own half.

15’

Scare for Saints...

A long ball confuses Stephens and Wilson looked to be in, but McCarthy was quick off of his line.

14’

Superb Saints break, JWP fires over! 😱

Brilliant from Saints to get out of a tight space, Livramento at the heart of it. Ward-Prowse collects on the edge of the box but his long-range shot goes over the bar.

12’

Adams next to have a go...

Ché shapes and shoots on the edge of the box, it's a comfortable collect for Woodman. 

10’

Armstrong drags a shot wide...

Walker-Peters with a darting run into the box, laying it off to Armstrong who hits a shot first time but can't find the target.

7’

End-to-end here... 👀

A combination of Livramento and Romeu burst forward for Saints, before Newcastle break with Saint-Maximin. 


Shaping up to be a good one this!

4’

KWP wins a good foul 👊

Welcome back, Kyle! Our full-back wins a good free-kick as he gets acquainted with the right-back position.

2’

Willock bursts into the box, Tino deals with it

Good run from the Newcastle man, but well hounded out by Tino Livramento 👏

0’

We're under way! 😇

Let's go, Saints!

The teams are out... 👊

Here we go! 

14.56
VOTE NOW
Who are you backing to find the back of the net this afternoon?

Who are you backing to find the back of the net this afternoon?

The results so far:

  • Adam Armstrong
    40%
  • Ché Adams
    23%
  • Moi Elyounoussi
    25%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    2%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    10%
  • Other
    0%

Highlights: Newport County 0-8 Southampton

In case you missed it, see how Moi Elyounoussi claimed the match ball as Saints emphatically progressed in the Carabao Cup in midweek. 

14.27

🔙 in the team!

Moi Elyounoussi will make his first Premier League start since May 2019 this afternoon.

14.25

St James' Park 👋

St James' Park will today be hosting its 500th Premier League fixture. 

14.15

Newcastle's starting XI

Woodman, Schär, Lascelles (C), Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Fernández, Murphy, Almirón, Willock, Longstaff. 

Subs: Gillespie, Clark, Joelinton, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Manquillo, Fraser, Gayle.

14.15

TWO CHANGES  - Saints team news 👇

Saints starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Tino Livramento, Jack Stephens, Mohammed Salisu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse (C), Moussa Djenepo, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ché Adams, Adam Armstrong.


SUBS: Fraser Forster, Yan Valery, Jan Bednarek, Romain Perraud, Ibrahima Diallo, Nathan Redmond, Theo Walcott, Nathan Tella, Armando Broja.

14.10
VOTE NOW
Less than an hour til team news, how many changes from the United XI? 

Less than an hour til team news, how many changes from the United XI? 

The results so far:

  • None, keep it the same once again!
    9%
  • One switch, no need for wholesale changes
    30%
  • Two or three, let's mix things up
    61%
  • Four or more, time for a new approach
    0%

to go to Newcastle where our history is not really the biggest one, to show up there and change this is a big goal for us."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on saturday's trip to newcastle
11.30

🎙 PRESSER WATCH - The boss gives the lowdown

Ralph Hasenhüttl on Newcastle, the Newport win, Lyanco's signing and more...

11.28

💛 YELLOWS 💙

It's a first outing for the new 2021/22 away kit this afternoon!

11.25

MATCHDAY - Tyneside awaits... 👊

After a well-deserved point at home to Manchester United last week, Ralph Hasenhüttl's side travel to Newcastle United on Saturday. A win for Saints would top off a positive week, following an 8-0 demolition of Newport on Wednesday night. With the International break looming, both sides will be eager to grab that first win of the new season.

11.23

NEW vs SOU Line Ups

Newcastle United

27
Freddie Woodman (GK)
18
Federico Fernández
5
Fabian Schär yellow card
6
Jamaal Lascelles (C) yellow card
24
Miguel Almirón
11
Matt Ritchie
28
Joseph Willock
replace Ryan Fraser (84′)
36
Sean Longstaff
23
Jacob Murphy
9
Callum Wilson goal
replace Joelinton (69′)
10
Allan Saint-Maximin yellow card goal
12
Jamal Lewis
2
Ciaran Clark
7
Joelinton
16
Jeff Hendrick
34
Dwight Gayle
19
Javier Manquillo
21
Ryan Fraser
17
Emil Krafth
29
Mark Gillespie

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
22
Mohammed Salisu
21
Valentino Livramento
2
Kyle Walker-Peters yellow card
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) yellow card goal
6
Oriol Romeu
replace Ibrahima Diallo (88′)
19
Moussa Djenepo yellow card
replace Nathan Redmond (58′)
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi goal
9
Adam Armstrong
10
Che Adams
replace Armando Broja (71′)
32
Theo Walcott
35
Jan Bednarek
44
Fraser Forster
27
Ibrahima Diallo
18
Armando Broja
15
Romain Perraud
11
Nathan Redmond
23
Nathan Tella
43
Yan Valery

NEW vs SOU Match Stats

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    36
    comparison angle
    64
  • Shots
    10
    comparison angle
    22
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    4
  • Passes Complete
    203
    comparison angle
    451

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Mohamed Elyounoussi
chances created
Chances Created
3
Tino Livramento
Tino Livramento
passes completed
Passes Completed
69
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
6
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
3
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy