Newcastle United 1-2 Southampton: Eljero Elia scores twice for the Saints

Newcastle United 1 - 2 Southampton

  • 14" Eljero Elia
  • 29" Yoan Gouffran
  • 62" Eljero Elia

Ref: Robert Madley
Attendance: 49,307

St James Park Newcastle

Eljero Elia scored twice as Southampton defeated Newcastle United 2-1 at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

Southampton have maintained their challenge for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United away from home.

The Saints took the lead at St. James’ Park in the 14th minute when Eljero Elia found the target with his right foot from close range after being teed up by James Ward-Prowse.

Newcastle restored parity just before the half-hour mark through Yoan Gouffran, who shot home from inside the Southampton penalty box.

Ronald Koeman’s side, though, had the last laugh as they found the winner in the 62nd minute when Elia scored his second goal of the evening from a Shane Long headed pass.

Hosts Newcastle stepped up their game thereafter and made a late rally, but they had to eat humble pie at home.

The result means that Southampton remain third in the Premier League table and are very much in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Statistics

Newcastle United

Southampton

Possession

58%
42%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Tim Krul
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Paul Dummett
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Ayoze Pérez

Substitutes

  • Emmanuel Rivière
  • Davide Santon
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Freddie Woodman
  • Adam Armstrong
  • Michael Williamson

Southampton

  • Fraser Forster
  • Jose Fonte
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Florin Gardos
  • Eljero Elia
  • Dusan Tadic
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Harrison Reed
  • Steven Davis
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes

  • Shane Long
  • Jack Cork
  • Lloyd Isgrove
  • Jason McCarthy
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Jake Hesketh
  • Matt Targett

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