Saints beaten by Perez hat-trick

St James' Park | Sat 20 Apr 5.30PM | Attendance: 52,191
Match Report Highlights

NEW vs Saints
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NEW vs Saints As It Happened

as it happened

  • Mario Lemina's strike halved the deficit but Perez completed his hat-trick to make it 3-1.
  • Perez had given the hosts a two-goal lead heading into the break.
  • Lemina and Armstrong's introductions at the break helped Saints gain momentum.
  • After a system switch, a brave fightback from Saints falls short at St. James' Park
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full-time: newcastle 3-1 saints

despite a really spirited second-half display, southampton fall to defeat against newcastle united in the premier league at st. james' park, with ayoze perez scoring a hat-trick.

+3’

redmond's ferociouss strike deflects out

redmond drops the shoulder to jink inside and unleash a powerful right-footed effort which deflects over the bar.

+1’

dubravka denies yoshida

ward-prowse's corner is met by the head of yoshida at the front post but dubravka makes a superb stop to turn it around the post.

perez completes his hat-trick

it's really harsh on saints who have worked so hard to get themselves back into this one. diame's cross is headed out by bednarek, ritchie bravely heads it back into danger and perez flicks it past gunn.

86’

GOAL

Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (86’) | 3 1

85’

rondon goes close

rondon heads down towards goal after a newcastle corner is kept alive, but ward-prowse puts his body on the line to get it over the bar.

83’

dummett heads bertrand's cross away

romeu wins off perez and saints then advance down the left. bertrand's inviting delivery has to be turned behind by dummett.

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lemina strikes 📸

this is the moment that mario lemina halved the deficit with a strike from the edge of the area. can saints find an equaliser? 🙏

77’

Newcastle United substitution: Mohamed Diamé replaces Isaac Hayden

it's the third and final switch for the hosts too and it looks to be a like-f0r-like change in midfield.

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75’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Danny Ings

third and final saints change as we seek an equaliser. can longy make it three goals in three games?

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75’

ings can't keep his shot down

armstrong advances from inside saints' half before picking out ings, but he can't keep his curling effort down to test dubravka.

74’

ings offside

lemina checks inside from the left and crosses towards the back post to ings, who mishits his volley but is then called offside.

70’

stunning save from gunn! 😱

atsu crosses from the left and hayden hits a volley which changes direction on its way to goal due to a deflection off yoshida, but gunn makes a superb save with his left hand.

68’

Newcastle United substitution: Federico Fernandez replaces Fabian Schär

after almiron was forced off, it's another blow for the hosts as schar has to be replaced by fernandez.

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66’

a huge chance for yoshida

ward-prowse's corner drops to redmond, who controls and cuts the ball back. yoshida's left-footed strike from close range goes over. getting closer! 😫

65’

redmond keeps it alive...

armstrong's cross looks to be going out but redmond doesn't give it up and his hooked cross back into the box has to be cleared by dummett. corner to come in from ward-prowse...

62’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

romeu goes into the book for pulling down almiron, who is still down receiving treatment and may not be able to continue.

GOALSCORER 18 Mario Lemina

mario's first of the season

that's been coming! redmond's ball inside is touched down by armstrong into the run of lemina and he wraps his foot around the ball to find the far corner. get in there!

58’

GOOOAL!!!

Mario Lemina (58’) | 2 1

57’

lemina's shot flies over

lemina finds a pocket of space on the edge of the box, but his effort is never troubling dubravka.

55’

ki hits the post

almiron combines with ritchie on the left, who finds ki inside, and the south korean's right-footed strike from just outside the area crashes off the post.

53’

ward-prowse's free-kick is collected by dubravka

armstrong's driving run sees him win a free-kick after a foul from manquillo. james ward-prowse is over it, but it is perhaps a touch too far out for one of his specials and dubravka gets down to make a comfortable save.

51’

armstrong catches manquillo

armstrong plays the ball on but then catches manquillo with his follow through accidentally. the referee decides it's a foul.

48’

yoshida's header inches wide

good start to the second-half by saints! after armstrong's run results in a corner, yoshida's glancing header from it goes agonisingly wide.

47’

armstrong's burst causes a problem for the hosts

early encouragement for saints as stuart armstrong gets to the byline, but his cross is cut out for a corner.

46’

we're back under way!

two switches at the break and potentially a switch of system as we look for a way back into the contest. come on!

HT

Southampton substitution: Mario Lemina replaces Jack Stephens

THE SECOND CHANGE SEES MARIO LEMINA REPLACE JACK STEPHENS.

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HT

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Josh Sims

a DOUBLE SWITCH AT THE BREAK FOR SAINTS...

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half-time: newcastle 2-0 saints

a lot of work to do for saints, who trail to two ayoze perez goals heading into the break at st. james' park.

+1’

almost three for newcastle...

almiron drives at stephens and plays a ball across the face of goal, rondon is waiting at the far post but bertrand makes a good challenge to stop his shot.

45’

sims' shot is blocked away by dummett

sims makes a good diagonal run and is found by redmond, but his left-footed strike is blocked on the stretch by dummett.

42’

romeu draws a foul from hayden

saints are under pressure but as oriol romeu looks to play out he's fouled from behind by hayden and a free-kick is awarded.

39’

almiron's effort saved by gunn

ward-prowse dives in and gets beaten to it by ritchie, who drives down the left and feeds almiron. the paraguayan gets into the box but it runs through to gunn. 

34’

ings' header saved by dubravka

ward-prowse sees a shot blocked by almiron, before his corner is met at the front post by ings' head. it takes a nick off schar on the way through but dubravka collects.

perez scores again

rondon is released down the left and picks out the run of perez with a ball across the six-yard box and he hits the ball into the ground on the slide and it bounces up and over gunn.

31’

GOAL

Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (31’) | 2 0

30’

ritchie's free-kick swirls out

matt ritchie is the taker but his delivery is too heavy and evades everyone inside the box.

29’

bednarek fouls perez

perez is involved again on the edge of the box and bednarek brings him down. free-kick in a promising position to come from ki or ritchie.

perez opens the scoring

newcastle press high and force yoshida into a pass that is too short for højbjerg. The ball is collected by perez who drives forward and sends a shot in off the post.

27’

GOAL

Ayoze Pérez Gutiérrez (27’) | 1 0

24’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

newcastle break from the resulting saints corner, almiron is blocked on the halfway line by ward-prowse, who is booked. almiron would have been in had it not been for that but due to the distance from goal it's deemed not to be an obvious scoring opportunity. newcastle's assistant has been sent to the stand for his protest.

22’

ward-prowse's shot blocked 

yoshida picks out redmond with a through ball and the flag stays down. he drives into the box and pulls it back to ward-prowse, who sees his effort blocked by matt ritchie.

18’

ings breaks away after intercepting

ings is involved again and breaks through the middle with redmond left and sims to his right but he can't quite get his feet sorted to play the right pass and the move breaks down.

17’

good pressure from ings

newcastle's fabian schar has the ball in the corner in his own half and the saints man presses him to block it out for a goal kick.

10’

gunn denies almiron

rondon flicks the ball around the corner to almiron and he tries his luck from an acute angle, which angus gunn gets a strong hand to. 

8’

rondon's flick on is dealt with by bednarek

salomon rondon's flick on from paul dummett's cross causes a problem momentarily, but jan bednarek intercepts at the expense of a corner. 

6’

SAINTS SEEING MORE OF THE BALL here

RYAN BERTRAND SENDS THE BALL DOWN THE LINE TO DANNY INGS, BUT THE STRIKER IS ADJUDGED TO BE OFFSIDE WHEN HE TOOK IT DOWN.

3’

HANDBALL APPEALS waved away 

newcastle go forward early on and as the ball is hooked back into the box, it strikes the arm of pierre-emile højbjerg, but it's far too close to him to be a penalty.

1’

LET'S GO!

WE'RE UNDER WAY AT ST. JAMES' PARK. COME ON YOU YELLOWS!

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17.15

📍 Checking in at st. james' park

watch as the southampton squad made their way in at st. james' park ahead of today's clash.

16.58
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16.37

NEWCASTLE STARTING XI...

DUBRAVKA, MANQUILLO, SCHAR, LASCELLES (C), DUMMETT, KI, HAYDEN, RITCHIE, ALMIRON, PEREZ, RONDON.

Subs: darlow, yedlin, fernandez, atsu, shelvey, diame, muto

16.36

🚨 THE TEAMS ARE IN 🚨

starting xi: gunn, STEPHENS, bednarek, yoshida, bertrand, ward-prowse, højbjerg (C), romeu, SIMS, redmond, ings.

subs: FORSTER, RAMSAY, SLATTERY, ARMSTRONG, LEMINA, LONG, austin.

16.30

SAINTS HAVE ARRIVED AT ST. JAMES' PARK 📸

LOOKING SHARP, LADS! TAKE A LOOK THROUGH A SELECTION OF IMAGES AS THE SAINTS SQUAD MADE THEIR WAY INTO ST. JAMES' PARK FOR THIS EVENING'S MEETING WITH NEWCASTLE.

16.19

today we can make another great step and show ourselves in the best way, stay together and give newcastle a hard battle.

pierre-emile højbjerg
southampton captain
16.17

tHE SCENE IS SET! 😇

it's a perfect afternoon for football at st. james' park! we'll bring you the team news at 4:30pm bst.

15.32
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WHO WILL BE OUR KEY MAN TODAY AGAINST NEWCASTLE?

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The results so far:

  • ANGUS GUNN
    10%
  • RYAN BERTRAND
    4%
  • NATHAN REDMOND
    39%
  • JAMES WARD-PROWSE
    18%
  • SHANE LONG
    0%
  • DANNY INGS
    29%

memories of SAINTS IN yellow at newcastle!

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14.27

inside staplewood: saints prepare for newcastle

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10.38

it will be an interesting game tactically for us and i think we should stay in the way of being brave. against a well-organised team you have to stress them sometimes but also be clear in the mind and find a good balance of not giving them chances to counter-attack.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
southampton manager
10.35

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10.29

all you need to know ahead of today's match

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10.23

SOUTHAMPTON ARE ALSO COMING INTO THIS GAME WITH A LOT OF CONFIDENCE, SO I THINK IT WILL BE AN INTERESTING GAME. BOTH TEAMS ARE SIMILAR - THEY ARE VERY GOOD ON THE COUNTER-ATTACK, AGGRESSIVE AND THEY HAVE PACE UP FRONT. WE KNOW THAT WE CAN'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES WE DID AGAINST PALACE.

RAFA BENITEZ
NEWCASTLE UNITED MANAGER
10.13

📽 PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW: ralph hasenhüttl

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10.07
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10.05
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10.05

NEW vs Saints Line Ups

Newcastle United

12
Martin Dubravka (GK)
19
Javier Manquillo
5
Fabian Schär
Federico Fernández (69′)
6
Jamaal Lascelles (C)
11
Matt Ritchie
3
Paul Dummett
24
Miguel Almirón
Christian Atsu (64′)
4
Ki Sung-yueng
14
Isaac Hayden
Mohamed Diamé (78′)
17
Ayoze Pérez
9
Salomón Rondón
10
Mohamed Diamé
8
Jonjo Shelvey
22
DeAndre Yedlin
30
Christian Atsu
18
Federico Fernández
26
Karl Darlow
13
Yoshinori Muto

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
35
Jan Bednarek
3
Maya Yoshida
5
Jack Stephens
Mario Lemina (45′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
21
Ryan Bertrand
16
James Ward-Prowse
39
Josh Sims
Stuart Armstrong (45′)
9
Danny Ings
Shane Long (76′)
22
Nathan Redmond
18
Mario Lemina
44
Fraser Forster
7
Shane Long
66
Kayne Ramsay
17
Stuart Armstrong
55
Callum Slattery
10
Charlie Austin

NEW vs Saints Match Stats

Newcastle United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    43
    57
  • Shots
    15
    15
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    4
    11
  • Passes Complete
    200
    317

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Mario Lemina
Mario Lemina
Shots On Target
1
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
58
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
3
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
2
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn