Newcastle 2 – Soton 2- Stalemate at St James’ Park against The Saints

Newcastle United vs. Southampton

Newcastle were held to 2-2 draw by Soton down on Saturday at St James’ Park. Newcastle arrived at the game looking pick up points after losing their last game 2-0 to Aston Villa. Soton had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Manchester United. After today’s result, Newcastle are in 15th place, with 1 point from 3 matches, while Soton sit in 13th, with 2 points from 3.

Following a goalless first half, The Magpies certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with Callum Wilson giving Newcastle the lead, 55 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Mohamed Elyounoussi, 74 minutes in, brought Soton level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Newcastle then found the back of the net, 90 minutes in thanks to Allan Saint-Maximin, taking the score to 2-1. In the end though, their lead was short lived, as James Ward Prowse equalised for The Saints just before the final whistle. The game ended wih a 2-2 draw.

For Newcastle, Joelinton and Ryan Fraser, came on for Callum Wilson and Joseph Willock. Soton brought on Nathan Redmond, Armando Broja and Ibrahima Diallo, to replace Moussa Djenepo, Che Adams and Oriol Romeu.

There were bookings for Fabian Schar and Jamaal Lascelles from Newcastle, and Kyle Walker-Peters, Moussa Djenepo and James Ward Prowse, for Soton.

Newcastle will play their next game away against Manchester United, while Soton will face West Ham United at home.

Technical card:
Newcastle United: Alex McCarthy, Valentino Livramento, Mohammed Salisu, Jack Stephens, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohamed Elyounoussi, James Ward Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Moussa Djenepo, Che Adams and Adam Armstrong
Southampton: Freddie Woodman, Jacob Murphy, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Joseph Willock, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin
Stadium: St James’ Park
Goals: Callum Wilson (1-0, min. 55), Mohamed Elyounoussi (1-1, min. 74), Allan Saint-Maximin (2-1, min. 90) and James Ward Prowse (2-2, min. 90)