Steve Bruce’s side will move up to fourth in the table IF they leave St Mary’s with three points, while their in-form hosts can move into top spot with a victory.
The Magpies are looking to make it back-to-back league wins for the first time this campaign against a Saints side who are unbeaten in five matches.
Follow our matchday live blog for all the build-up, action, reaction and analysis from the Magpies’ trip to the South Coast:
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle RECAP
Last updated: Friday, 06 November, 2020, 19:45
- Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Djenepo, Walcott, Adams. Subs: Forster, Ramsay, Diallo, Tella, Redmond, Long, N’Lundulu.
- Newcastle United: Darlow, Murphy (Joelinton), Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Hendrick (M.Longstaff), S.Longstaff, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Carroll). Subs: Gillespie, Clark, Hayden, Manquillo.
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Hello and welcome to our matchday live blog for United’s trip to Southampton in the Premier League.
Steve Bruce’s men are aiming to make it back-to-back wins in the top-flight for the first time this season against a Saints side, who are absolutely flying at the moment.
The good news is Danny Ings is out injured. The bad news is Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are 5th in the table and unbeaten in five matches - four of which are wins.
That said, three points for the Magpies will see them climb above their hosts and into the top four ahead of the international break.
Can United emerge victorious? Stay tuned throughout the evening as we provide live updates, reaction and analyse.
Howay the lads!
Early NUFC team news
"Everyone is OK, everyone has trained all week,” said Steve Bruce.
“We have had our fair share (of injuries). Dummy is OK, young (Sean) Longstaff is OK and Ciaran Clark, but we are without (Matt) Ritchie and (Jonjo) Shelvey.
"We’re hoping to have some sort of improvement after the break.
"That goes with Martin, and it also goes with Jonjo as well. I’m not going to put a time on anything, but they’re getting there – and that’s the case with Ritchie too.
"After the international break, we could see the three of them there or thereabouts – certainly to start training, anyway.”
Meanwhile, Bruce believes Dwight Gayle could be back training in two weeks: "I’ve seen him running out on the grass. He's worked extremely hard to be there or thereabouts.
"We hope in the next two, three, four weeks, to have Dwight back will give us something else, because he was playing very well before he got injured, unfortunately.”