Southampton 4-0 Newcastle - Lambert replacement bags two in thumping Saints win

Southampton 4 - 0 Newcastle United

  • 6" Graziano Pellè
  • 19" Graziano Pellè
  • 54" Jack Cork
  • 94" Morgan Schneiderlin

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 29,678

Southampton Football Club

Southampton made it two wins in two Premier League games with a 4-0 win over Newcastle, piling the pressure on Magpies manager Alan Pardew.

Southampton went into today's game coming off the back of a 3-1 win over West Ham United at Upton Park, whilst Newcastle suffered a late equaliser against Crystal Palace in a 3-3 draw - and the respective confidence of the two sets of players was clear to see at St. Mary's Stadium today.

In March, Newcastle left the South Coast after a 4-0 thumping and the calls for Alan Pardew to leave the club were growing ever louder. Almost six months on, not much has changed.

New Saints boss Ronald Koeman brought Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle with him from the Netherlands, with the burly Italian striker charged with the task of replacing Rickie Lambert. So far, so good as the Italian followed up his goal against West Ham with two today, opening the scoring on six minutes before bagging his second inside 20 minutes.

With not even an hour on the clock, midfielder Jack Cork - who had been picked in the team ahead of Victor Wanyama - proved his worth by making it 3-0, and his midfield partner Morgan Schneiderlin wrapped up a comfortable win in the 90th minute with his third goal in his last two games.

For Southampton, life under Koeman has started well but Newcastle fans could only dream of that right now, as the pressure mounts on manager Pardew.

Statistics

Southampton

Newcastle United

Possession

50.3%
49.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Southampton

  • Fraser Forster
  • Jose Fonte
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jack Cork
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Steven Davis
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Graziano Pellè
  • Shane Long

Substitutes

  • Emmanuel Mayuka
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Florin Gardos
  • Kelvin Davis
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Sam McQueen

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Michael Williamson
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Emmanuel Rivière

Substitutes

  • Cheick Tioté
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Adam Armstrong
  • Ayoze Pérez
  • Steven Taylor
  • Robert Elliot

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