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'Playing his way out of Steve Bruce's starting XI' – Miles Starforth's Newcastle United player ratings from Southampton defeat

Newcastle United slumped to their first away defeat of the season in a disappointing display at Southampton.

It was a familiar story for Steve Bruce, with his side managing just two shots on target as well as relying on the brilliance of in-form Karl Darlow.

Who shone and struggled at St Mary’s? Our man Miles Starforth has dished out his player ratings – scroll and click through the pages to see how each player ranks:

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