Newcastle held on to beat Southampton regardless of enjoying the final 18 minutes with 9 males, as Miguel Almiron scored twice for the hosts at a rain-soaked St James’ Park.
The outcome sees Newcastle stay in sixteenth however might ease a few of the strain on supervisor Steve Bruce, whose aspect at the moment are 11 factors away from the underside three.
Nonetheless, it was a dismal conclusion to the week for Southampton, who had been unable to bounce again from their 9-0 defeat at Manchester United regardless of Jeff Hendrick’s dismissal early within the second half and an harm to Fabian Schar – when the hosts had already made their three substitutions.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock had given Newcastle an ideal begin, steering in Allan Saint-Maximin’s cut-back to open the scoring on his debut earlier than Almiron doubled their lead with a shot that deflected off Saints defender Jan Bednarek.
The Paraguay winger then restored Newcastle’s two-goal benefit after Takumi Minamino lashed in a superb debut aim for the Saints.
James Ward-Prowse’s fantastic free-kick had given Saints hope of rescuing a degree even earlier than Hendrick was despatched off for 2 bookings, however a resilient Newcastle held on.
Southampton have now misplaced 5 consecutive top-flight video games for the primary time since September 1998.
Newcastle turning a nook?
After a winless run of 11 matches in all competitions, Newcastle look like exhibiting indicators of a restoration, taking six factors from the final 9 accessible.
Supervisor Bruce can be quietly glad by the way in which during which his aspect eked out this success.
Having used midfielder Isaac Hayden to resolve a central defensive disaster, Bruce disbelievingly noticed each right-back Javier Manquillo and prime scorer Callum Wilson depart with accidents earlier than half-time.
Till then his ways had labored splendidly effectively, because the hosts regarded to capitalise down their left the place Southampton central defender Jack Stephens was enjoying in an unfamiliar function at right-back.
Almiron, who coated extra floor than every other Newcastle participant (11.29km), and Willock had been key to that plan, roaring ahead in assist of Wilson and Saint-Maximin at each alternative.
Had Jonjo Shelvey not missed an important alternative from Willock’s go a minute after the break, they might have loved a extra comfy afternoon.
As a substitute, it grew to become a rearguard motion as soon as Hendrick’s tug on Minamino’s shirt introduced a second yellow card for fouls on the Japan worldwide.
With Southampton laying siege to the house aim, keeper Karl Darlow brilliantly blocked Jannik Vestergaard’s close-range header to verify the three factors.
After Tuesday’s bruising defeat, Southampton’s journey to the north-east was all the time going to be a take a look at of character.
Nonetheless, they made the worst attainable begin and, at instances, Bednarek, who had his purple card at Old Trafford rescinded, should have wished his suspension had stood.
The Poland defender had already been turned inside out as soon as by Saint-Maximin earlier than the French winger accelerated previous him to put on the opener for Willock.
For the second, Bednarek’s positioning in entrance of Alex McCarthy left the goalkeeper with no likelihood to react when Almiron’s highly effective left-footed drive diverted off him into the online.
Southampton, who had a Che Adams tap-in appropriately dominated out for offside, did present flashes of brilliance.
Each Minamino’s aim – he ghosted previous Hayden earlier than producing a memorable end – and Ward-Prowse’s beautiful free-kick, which discovered the highest left nook, had been match to grace any sport.
Though his staff managed possession, supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl’s expression on the ultimate whistle was virtually as gloomy because the circumstances.
Extra to comply with.
- 26DarlowBooked at 90mins
- 19ManquilloSubstituted forKrafthat 24′minutesBooked at 45mins
- 5SchärSubstituted forat 79′minutes
- 16HendrickBooked at 50mins
- 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forDummettat 67′minutes
- 13WilsonSubstituted forJoelintonat 36′minutes
- 5StephensSubstituted forN’Lunduluat 81′minutes
- 35BednarekBooked at 73mins
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Match ends, Newcastle United 3, Southampton 2.
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 3, Southampton 2.
Karl Darlow (Newcastle United) is proven the yellow card.
Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).
Miguel Almirón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the field is simply too excessive following a nook.
Nook, Southampton. Conceded by Joseph Willock.
Nook, Southampton. Conceded by Jamal Lewis.
Foul by Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton).
Karl Darlow (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Nook, Southampton. Conceded by Paul Dummett.
Nook, Southampton. Conceded by Paul Dummett.
Try missed. Che Adams (Southampton) proper footed shot from exterior the field is simply too excessive.
Substitution, Southampton. Daniel N’Lundulu replaces Jack Stephens.
Try missed. Jan Bednarek (Southampton) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Southampton. Conceded by Emil Krafth.
Offside, Southampton. Ryan Bertrand tries a via ball, however Takumi Minamino is caught offside.
Fabian Schär went off injured after Newcastle United had used all subs.
Try blocked. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.
VAR Resolution: No card change Jan Bednarek (Southampton).