Newcastle United 1-1 Southampton: Point apiece for Magpies and Saints

Newcastle United 1 - 1 Southampton

  • 27" Yoan Gouffran
  • 65" Jay Rodriguez

Ref: Michael Jones
Attendance: 49,164

Sir John Hall Stand Newcastle

Newcastle United and Southampton drew 1-1 this afternoon.

It was a point apiece for Newcastle and Southampton earlier today as the two surprise packages of the season played out a 1-1 draw at St James' Park.

The Magpies took the lead in the 27th minute through Yoan Gouffran.  The Frenchman benefited from poor defending by Southampton's Jos Hooiveld before taking the ball round 'keeper Paulo Gazzaniga and slotting home.

That was how the game stayed until the final 25 minutes, when Jay Rodriguez scored after a fantastic one-two with Steven Davis.

There was a hint of offside in the visitors' eqauliser but replays showed that Alan Pardew and his men could have no complaints.

The result sees Newcastle climb above Tottenham into sixth place in the Premier League table, while Southampton are eighth.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Southampton

Possession

40.2%
59.8%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Michael Williamson
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Davide Santon
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Loïc Remy
  • Shola Ameobi

Substitutes

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Robert Elliot
  • Gabriel Obertan

Southampton

  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Calum Chambers
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Luke Shaw
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Pablo Osvaldo
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Steven Davis
  • Jack Cork
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Rickie Lambert

Substitutes

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Cody Cropper
  • Sam Gallagher
  • Adam Lallana
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Jose Fonte
  • Gastón Ramírez

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