Home fans rewarded with a 3-2 win, as Newcastle United beat Southampton

Home crowd rewarded with a win, as Steve Bruce’s team triumph over Southampton
Technical card:
Newcastle United: Alex McCarthy, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Takumi Minamino, Che Adams and Danny Ings
Southampton: Karl Darlow, Javi Manquillo, Isaac Hayden, Fabian Schar, Jamal Lewis, Miguel Almiron, Jeff Hendrick, Jonjo Shelvey, Joseph Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson
Stadium: St James’ Park
Goals: Joseph Willock (1-0, min. 16), Miguel Almiron (2-0, min. 26), Takumi Minamino (2-1, min. 30), Miguel Almiron (3-1, min. 45) and James Ward-Prowse (3-2, min. 48)

Newcastle’s 3-2 win over Southampton on Saturday, was hard fought at St James’ Park. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Newcastle United were looking to improve their position in the division after losing their last game 2-1 to Crystal Palace. Southampton, on the other hand, lost 9-0 in the last match they played against Manchester United. As things stand, Newcastle United are in 17th place on the table and has 22 points while Southampton sit in 12th with 29 points after 23 matches.

Newcastle United dominated the first half, following Joseph Willock opening the scoring in the 16th minute. Later, Newcastle United scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Miguel Almiron to make it 2-0. However, Southampton pull-back, 30 minutes in, with a goal from Takumi Minamino. However, Newcastle United just before half-time increased their lead thanks to another Miguel Almiron goal, thereby seeing the first half to a 3-1.

Southampton started the second half on an intensified spirit, with early goal from James Ward-Prowse in the 48th minute, sealing a resounding 3-2 victory for the home side.

For Newcastle United Emil Krafth, Joelinton and Paul Dummett came on for Javi Manquillo, Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin, while Southampton brought on Daniel N`Lundulu to replace Jack Stephens.

The referee booked Jeff Hendrick, Emil Krafth and Karl Darlow from Newcastle and Jeff Hendrick (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Southampton’s Jan Bednarek also received yellows.

Newcastle United will next travel to Chelsea, while Southampton will face Wolverhampton Wanderers at home.

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