The story of the day as nine-man Newcastle United claim vital three points despite red-card and injury adversity
Newcastle United take on Southampton at St James’s Park this afternoon – and, for a change, it’s a rare, regular Saturday, 3pm slot.
The Saints travel to the North East with a number of their key players missing through injury or suspension, so can the Magpies take advantage?
We will have full match coverage including team news, all the build up, LIVE match updates, post-match reaction from all the key players as well as expert analysis from our team of Newcastle United writers.
This afternoon Miles Starforth is at St James’s Park for the Shields Gazette, while Liam Kennedy is on blog duty.
Last time out Steve Bruce’s United were narrowly beaten on home turf by Crystal Palace, with two quickfire first-half goals cancelling out an early Jonjo Shelvey cracker. Will that defeat signal a return to the status quo, or will United bounce back? Follow every kick, as it happens, here. Click refresh and scroll down for the latest...
Newcastle United v Southampton LIVE
- FT | Newcastle United 3 (Willock 16, Almiron 25, 45) Southampton 2 (Minamino 30, Ward-Prowse 48)
- NUFC XI: Darlow, Manquillo (Krafth 24), Hayden, Schar, Lewis, Shelvey, Hendrick, Willock, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wilson (Joelinton 36).
- RED CARD! Jeff Hendrick sent off (48).
- Fabian Schar stretchered off as Magpies are down to NINE men for final 13 minutes at SJP.
The player signed on loan on Monday
Here we go...
Willock with some clever play, poor finish Wilson
Gooooaaa... No! Right call...
Allan Saint-Maximin’s persistence down the left saw him break free of the Saints backline and square for Joe Willock who tucked in as arrived late into the area from midfield.