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English Premier League match report Southampton v Newcastle United 15 October 2017

English Premier League match report Southampton v Newcastle United 15 October 2017

A BRACE FROM Manolo Gabbiadini on his first start in over a month prevented Southampton from suffering a third straight defeat in the Premier League, as the Saints earned a point with a 2-2 draw against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Southampton will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they welcome Newcastle United to St Mary's.

Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez twice gave Newcastle the lead but Manolo Gabbiadini's double, the second a late penalty, ensure honours were shared in the Premier League encounter.

For Rafael Benitez's side, who stay ninth, this was an opportunity missed against a team struggling for goals and confidence but the game might have been very different had DeAndre Yedlin been handed a second yellow card for a late challenge early in the second period.

Christian Atsu's driven effort was blocked by Maya Yoshida, but with Fraser Forster already diving to his left, Hayden's first-time shot wrong-footed the goalkeeper.

Southampton have struggled in attack of late and a return to form for Gabbiadini would be particularly timely.

Lejeune looked to make immediate amends for his mistake after getting on the end of a deep cross from the right on 77 minutes, but steered his header into the ground at the back post.

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"I repeat maybe that is my responsibility because I tell the players that we have to break the game to do something different because the last game for Newcastle against Liverpool they couldn't create too much".

First, Gabbiadini whipped a shot through the legs of Javier Manquillo and into the bottom corner before Perez restored the Magpies' lead, reacting fastest to Forster saving his initial shot by squeezing in the rebound from the angle.

"I am happy with another good player who will give us more options in the middle of defence". In the last 20 minutes we could win the game but we could also lose it.

There was no doubt about the penalty decision with 15 minutes left, however, as Lejeune needlessly fouled Long when the striker was posing little threat to Newcastle's goal.

Ireland international Rob Elliot reacts after Gabbiadini scored his second.

"We conceded a couple of, in my opinion, soft goals", he said.

"We were in our best moment (in the match)", he said.