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C. Wilson
3 - 1
T. Walcott
Own Goal
2 - 1
Yellow Card
C. Wilson
A. Isak
1 - 1
S. Armstrong
K. Sulemana
0 - 1

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63% 36%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 498 298
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Next up for both sides, Newcastle host Arsenal in a top-of-the-table clash while Southampton travel to Nottingham Forest for a relegation six-pointer.
A brace from substitute Wilson inspired a 3-1 comeback victory for Newcastle at home against relegation-threatened Southampton. Saints led at the interval after Stuart Armstrong converted from Sulemana's cross but after the break it was total domination from the home side. Wilson found his first after 54 minutes when he converted from Isak's cross and thought he had his second when he fired home in the 77th minute. That strike was ruled out by VAR for offside but Newcastle didn't have to wait long, with Walcott firing into his own net from a corner just two minutes later before Wilson rounded McCarthy and slotted home Newcastle's third in the 81st minute. The Magpies remain in third and now have an 11-point gap over Tottenham in fifth while Southampton remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table and six points from safety.
90' + 4' OFF THE BAR!! Wilson is denied by the upright as he looks for his hat-trick. The Magpies burst down the right and Schar's cutback finds Wilson unmarked in the centre of the box. He wraps his foot around it expertly and has the beating of McCarthy but it cannons off the bar and Saints can clear.
E. Anderson
J. Willock
90' + 2' Willock also makes way with Anderson coming on in his place.
M. Ritchie
A. Isak
90' + 2' Newcastle make a double change in the second of six minutes of extra time. Isak is off first to a warm reception as Ritchie comes on to replace him.
90' Trippier whips in another enticing delivery but Southampton can clear.
89' Another ball over the top has the Saints defence scampering back as Wilson eyes his hat-trick. They clear it away but Newcastle attack once more as Bednarek applies a crucial block to deny Willock's effort.
85' What a whirlwind few minutes that was but Newcastle have come out of it with two vital goals. For Southampton, it's comedy defending really - they only have themselves to blame for the manner in which they conceded those goals. Guimaraes is the latest to fire wide as Newcastle continue to press forward.
C. Wilson
81' GOOOOOAAAAALLL!!! WILSON HAS HIS SECOND!! 3-1!! It's raining goals here now and Newcastle do have a third. It's a simple long ball over the top which Bednarek and Maitland-Niles fail to deal with. The ball bounces around and it's Wilson who pounces onto the loose ball before rounding McCarthy and firing into the empty net. That feels like game over.
Yellow Card
79' Joelinton with a poorly timed challenge and the Brazilian is shown a yellow card.
T. Walcott
Own Goal
79' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!! NEWCASTLE LEAD!! 2-1!! Just moments after Wilson's strike was ruled out, they have their goal anyway. It's a lovely ball into the box from a corner and Botman gets the flick at the near post. The ball falls to Walcott and his clearance is awful, slicing it up and back into his own net. An own goal in every sense of the word and a disaster for Southampton.
C. Adams
C. Alcaraz
77' After the VAR check, Saints make another change as Alcaraz comes off for Adams.
77' DISALLOWED!! Wilson fires home and thinks he has completed the comeback but there is a lengthy VAR check. Replays show the ball clipped Almiron rather than the Southampton defender before it bounced through to Wilson, who was in an offside position, and therefore the goal is ruled out.
R. Lavia
Yellow Card
72' It's a nasty challenge from Lavia on Wilson and the Saints midfielder is shown a yellow.
S. Armstrong
Yellow Card
71' Stuart Armstrong takes too long to head off the pitch and is booked.
A. Armstrong
K. Sulemana
70' Sulemana is also replaced by Adam Armstrong.
M. Elyounoussi
S. Armstrong
70' Goalscorer Stuart Armstrong come off with Elyounoussi on in his place.
A. Maitland-Niles
70' A triple change for Southampton. Lyanco, who has filled in at right-back today, is first off with Maitland-Niles replacing him.
M. Almirón
J. Murphy
69' Another change for Newcastle as Murphy is replaced by Almiron.
68' More chances fall Newcastle's way as Willock sees his effort blocked behind for a corner. From the set piece, Wilson's header is tipped over the bar by McCarthy with the follow-up corner going all the way through the box and out for a goal kick.
66' Another Newcastle shot, another Southampton block. Bednarek launches himself to divert Guimaraes' effort behind for a corner but it's wave after wave of Newacaslte pressure at the minute. The corner is cleared to the edge of the box but Willock''s effort is saved well by McCarthy.
T. Walcott
M. Djenepo
64' Saints turn to their bench for the first time this game as Djenepo comes off for Walcott.
63' Another great block from the Saints defence, this time to deny Murphy's low shot.
60' Almost a great chance for Newcastle as Murphy bursts into the box down the right. His cross would have found a Newcastle player in the box but for the excellent sliding block from Bednarek.
59' It's down the Southampton right that Newcastle continue to find all their joy. Guimaraes whips in a tempting cross with the outside of his boot but McCarthy comes off his line to claim with Wilson lurking.
K. Walker-Peters
Yellow Card
56' Walker-Peters looks to waste time after he commits a foul and is shown a yellow card.
A. Isak
54' Isak has moved out to that left flank since half-time but it doesn't stop him getting involved in the goals with his cross perfectly setting up Wilson to draw Newcastle level.
C. Wilson
54' GOOOOAAALLLLL!!! NEWCASTLE PULL LEVEL!! 1-1! Who cares, they have their goal now!! Isak is set free down the left and cuts it back perfectly across the box. Wilson is the recipient and he opens his body up beautifully to use the pace of the cross and guide it into the net past McCarthy. An instant impact from the half-time sub.
52' MISS!! How has that not gone in? This time Lyanco gives away a free-kick and it's a far better delivery from Trippier and Botman at full stretches connects with it just yards from the goal. He must score but somehow the ball goes straight at McCarthy. He had no idea about it but it's a huge block from the Saints keeper to deny Newcaste's centre-back.
50' Lavia issues a robust challenge on Guimaraes but it's too robust for the referee's liking and Newcastle have a free-kick in a good position. It's clipped to the back post but Burn is unable to head it back across goal and Saints have a goal kick.
47' An early free-kick for Newcastle on the left. It's whipped in with plenty of pace and Wilson can't keep his near-post flick down and the ball sails out for a goal kick.
46' With that change, we are now underway in the second half!
C. Wilson
A. Gordon
46' Instead of switching Gordon and Murphy back as I suggested, Eddie Howe has instead brought off the former Everton winger at half-time. Wilson comes on in his place.
It will be interesting to see what Howe does at half-time. Towards the end of the half, Gordon and Murphy switched flanks and Newcaslte's attacking threat lessened somewhat. Gordon was having a good time up against Lyanco in the early goings and you wonder whether the Magpies boss may switch them back around when we restart. The task for Southampton is simple - keep it tight and try to hold on for a massive away win which would move them to within three points of safety.
Stuart Armstrong's goal has given Southampton an unlikely lead as we enter the half-time break. Saints started brightly but Newcastle soon took hold of the game seeing plenty of the ball. Gordon was a constant outlet down the left and the winger missed the home side's best chance when he hit the post with a one-on-one effort against McCarthy. And having rode their luck, Saints cashed in when Sulemana's cross was turned home by Stuart Armstrong in the 41st minute. There's a long way to go in this contest but that could be a massive goal at the bottom of the table.
45' The forward is up and good to continue and we now enter the first of three minutes of added time to end this first half.
45' There is a stoppage in play as Djenepo is down receiving treatment.
K. Sulemana
41' Sulemana has looked bright the few times he's got on the ball and he makes it count this time with a lovely cross which Stuart Armstrong turns home.
S. Armstrong
41' GOOOOOAAAAALLL!!! SOUTHAMPTON LEAD!! 1-0!! Wow, that wasn't in the script! They've hardly threatened since the opening few minutes but Saints break after Guimaraes is caught in possession. Alcaraz drives with the ball and feeds Sulemana down the right channel. He fires a wicked cross across face of goal and Stuart Armstrong comes off his wing to bundle the ball into the net.
40' Gordon looks now to have switched to the right-hand side and it's Murphy now who attacks Lyanco. He cuts inside onto his right foot but his curling effort from the corner of the box goes just over the bar.
35' Gordon gets on the ball in a promising position down the left but Lyanco does an expert job of marshalling the ball away from the forward as he looks to get to the byline.
33' Newcastle have lost just one of their last 22 Premier League games against sides starting the day in the relegation zone (W12 D9), going down 1-0 at Sheffield United in January 2021. The Magpies have remained unbeaten in all 12 such home games in that time (W6 D6).
30' Newcastle clearly feel Gordon can provide a big threat in their attacking build-up and the average positions so far show him and Willock high up on the side as the pair look to combine and get the better of Lyanco at right-back.
27' Newcastle try a short corner routine after Guimaraes' cross is turned behind but the Saints defence is aware and can clear the ball away as the header comes in.
25' Southampton now have their first corner of the game after Sulemena's cross is turned behind goal. Ward-Prowse delivers but Newcastle can clear before Lyanco's long-range effort sails over the bar.
21' Joelinton now with a chance from the corner. Schar wins the initial header at the back post but it's Joelinton who flicks the ball toward goal with his head. The goalie is beaten but so is the post and it's off target from the Brazilian.
19' POST!! The closest to the game's first goal and Southampton escape. Isak drops deep and threads through an inch-perfect ball to Gordon who has looked lively down the left. The winger bears down on goal and slides his effort past McCarthy but the ball flicks off the outside of the right post and goes wide for a goal kick.
17' Southampton are finding themselves isolated when they look to go forward in attack. Sulemena makes a good burst down the right but finds himself out of options and the play breaks down shortly after.
14' it was a bright start by Southampton but Newcastle now look well on top of this game as they chase the opening goal.
10' WIDE!! Gordon gets to the byline well and wins the game's first corner as Bella-Kotchap clears the ball out of play. Trippier takes it short and the move falters but it eventually gets back out to Gordon who delivers an enticing cross into the box. Saints can't clear it fully and the ball falls to the onrushing Guimaraes who sees his fierce volley fly just wide of the post.
9' Straight up the other end and Stuart Armstrong is able to fire an effort on goal which Pope reacts well to and palms away.
8' It looks as if Gordon will be operating off the left flank instead of Joelinton and the winger has an early chance after he is played through. He has the beating of the Saints defence but fires into the side-netting from a tight angle.
6' Isak is keeping the Southampton defence on their toes in the early stages as he almost latches onto a ball over the top. It skips off the surface though and runs through to McCarthy.
J. Bednarek
Yellow Card
4' Bednarek hauls down Willock as he looks to break down the Newcastle left and it is an early yellow card for the Saints centre-back.
1' A fast start from the away side sees a good break down the left. The ball is cut back into the box but Walker-Peters' eventual effort is saved well down low by Pope.
1' And we are underway for the first half!
Newcastle have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games against Southampton (W7 D3), a 2-0 away loss in November 2020.
Selles, meanwhile, makes five changes to the Saints side that lost 1-0 against Bournemouth. Romain Perraud is injured and so Lyanco comes in at right-back while Bella-Kotchap returns from injury to start in central defence with Caleta-Car dropping to the bench. In midfield, Stuart Armstrong and Sulemana are preferred to Elyounoussi and Adam Armstrong while in attack, Djenepo replaces Walcott who drops to the bench.
Eddie Howe makes four changes from the Newcastle side that won 4-1 against Everton. In defence, Burn returns at left-back to replace Targett while in central midfield, Sean Longstaff misses out altogether with Gordon coming in to start. Almiron, who is still returning from an injury, is benched for Murphy while Wilson is rotated, with Isak the preferred striker today.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Ibrahima Diallo, Gavin Bazunu, Sekou Mara, Theo Walcott, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Adam Armstrong, Duje Caleta-Car, Che Adams.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Lyanco; Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse, Romeo Lavia, Kamaldeen Sulemana; Moussa Djenepo, Carlos Alcaraz.
NEWCASTLE SUBS: Miguel Almiron, Jamal Lewis, Matt Ritchie, Elliot Anderson, Martin Dubravka, Callum Wilson, Paul Dummett, Javier Manquillo, Matt Targett.
NEWCASTLE (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Anthony Gordon, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock; Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak, Joelinton.
Southampton, meanwhile, appear to be inching closer and closer to Premier League relegation. Ruben Selles' side have not won in their last eight games including defeat in their must-win midweek game against Bournemouth on Thursday. They sit rooted at the bottom of the league table and six points off safety but, with just five league games to go, the Saints will need to start picking up points even against today's tricky opposition.
There is plenty to fight for at both ends of the table for these two sides today. For Newcastle, there is a chance to take another step towards a return to elite European football. Aside from a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa, Newcastle have won the rest of their last eight games to give themselves a commanding eight-point lead over Tottenham in fifth. The Magpies have scored 10 goals in their last two games and will be looking to continue their free-scoring form against today's bottom-of-the-table opposition.
Hello and welcome to this live commentary for the Premier League fixture between Newcastle and Southampton from St. James' Park.