Southampton continued their impressive start to the New Year with victory over Newcastle United away from home in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Saints headed into the game at St. James’ Park on the back of two successive wins and having not lost a competitive match in 2015.
Ronald Koeman’s side were favourites to win against Newcastle and they did win, although it was not as comprehensive as they would have liked.
Netherlands international Eljero Elia was the star of the show for Southampton, as he scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over the Magpies.
The 27-year-old former Juventus winger scored his first goal for the Saints in the 14th minute when he fired under Tim Krul after latching onto James Ward-Prowse's pass.
Werner Bremen-owned Elia found the winner on 62 minutes when his deflected drive beat Krul, leading the travelling Southampton fans at St. James’ Park to erupt with joy.
Following the victory, Southampton supporters took to social networking site Twitter to have their say on the performance of January loan signing Elia.
Below are the best reactions.
Oh when the saints, go marching in. D I love you #Elia— Michael Gingell (@GingellMichael) January 17, 2015
Liking the look of Elia seems to really want it and has bags of ability #SFC— Tom Wilson (@Tommow86) January 17, 2015