Newcastle United 3 – 1 Southampton Football Highlights
Venue : St. JAMES Park
GOAL : 27‘ Ayoze Perez 1 – 0
Great finish from Perez with the first bit of real quality in the box all afternoon. Yoshida plays out from the back to Hojbjerg but Hayden slides in powerfully and directs the ball back straight into Newcastle hands.
Perez has an unmarked Rondon on his left and he looks a better option if he can squeeze the ball through two covering defenders, but instead he holds off Yoshida, who’s trying to force him wide, before nutmegging Bertrand with his shot from an angle on the right and finding the bottom far corner with an excellent strike.
Goal : 31‘ Ayoze Perez 2 – 0
Newcastle catch Southampton in possession again, Rondon does an excellent job of taking the ball down the left flank when he’s played in out wide, holding up Yoshida while waiting for support in the middle and when Perez arrives, he curls the ball across the six-yard box where he finishes past Gunn.
Super Mario! Southampton have come out for the second half with some renewed vigour and a fine finish gets them back in the game here. Redmond looks inside off the right after exchanging passes with Ings and running from deep.
Armstrong lays the ball off for Lemina first-time, but the substitute still has work to do from 20 yards and bends the ball smack into the corner beyond a helpless Dubravka. What a way to announce your return.
Goal : 86′ Ayoze Perez 3 – 1
Perez completes a Newcastle lesson in fine finishing as he seals his first ever Premier League hat-trick somewhat fortuitously. Diame’s cross from the right is headed half away by Bednarek, but a diving header from Ritchie sends it back goalwards.
It looks like Gunn will get to it until Perez gets an all-important touch to take the ball across goal and end this as a contest – and earn him the match ball. It’s harsh on Southampton, but they just haven’t had enough in the final third.
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🌕23′ James Ward Prowse
⚽27′ Ayoze Perez 1 – 0
⚽31′ Ayoze Perez 2 – 0
🌕59′ 2 – 1 Mario Lemina
🌕62′ Oriol Romeu
⚽86′ Ayoze Perez 3 – 1
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Player Ratings (Starting Lineup)
Newcastle : Dubravka (7), Manquillo (6), Schar (7), Lascelles (7), Dummett (7), Hayden (7), Ki (7), Ritchie (7), Almiron (8), Perez (9), Rondon (8).
Subs: Atsu (7), Fernandez (6), Diame (6).
Southampton : Gunn (7), Bednarek (5), Yoshida (5), Stephens (6), Bertrand (6), Hojbjerg (5), Romeu (5), Ward-Prowse (6), Sims (5), Redmond (5), Ings (4).
Subs: Armstrong (6), Lemina (7), Long (5).
Man of the match: Ayoze Perez
Man Of The Match : Ayoze Perez
- Only at home to Spurs (12), Everton (13) and Aston Villa (14) have Newcastle won more Premier League games at St. James’ Park than they have against Southampton (11).
- Southampton have only lost one of their most recent nine Premier League games with Newcastle (W4 D4), though that defeat came in this exact fixture last season (0-3).
- Newcastle have only lost one of their last 13 Premier League home games against Southampton (W9 D3), losing 1-2 in January 2015.
- Newcastle’s defeat against Crystal Palace in their last home match ended a run of five consecutive victories at St James’ Park. They last lost consecutive home league games in December (vs West Ham and Wolves).
- Southampton have won four of their last six Premier League games (L2), as many as they had in their previous 23 in the competition (W4 D8 L11).
- Southampton are looking to secure consecutive away wins in the Premier League for the first time since March 2017, having won at Brighton in their last game on the road.
- 70 per cent of Newcastle’s Premier League victories this season have been by a one-goal margin (7/10) – only Brighton have won a higher percentage of their Premier League games by one goal this term.
- Southampton have won as many Premier League games in 18 matches manager Ralph Hasenhuttl (W8 D3 L7) as they had in 52 games under their last two permanent managers combined (Mark Hughes and Mauricio Pellegrino; W8 D21 L23).
- Ayoze Perez has been involved in five goals in his last six home league games for Newcastle, scoring four and assisting another.
- Southampton striker Shane Long has scored in his last two Premier League games – he’s never scored in three in a row in the competition before.