Newcastle 1-1 Southampton Stats and Highlights
Jay Rodriguez put the finishing touch to a wonderful move as Southampton held Newcastle at St James’ Park.
The Magpies took the lead in the first half when Yoan Gouffran took the ball around keeper Paulo Gazzaniga after a poor error by defender Jos Hooiveld.
Southampton equalised through Rodriguez who slotted in after a great one-two involving the impressive Steven Davis.
Loic Remy then wasted a golden chance to score Newcastle’s second, striking well wide following Gazzaniga’s error.
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Venue: St James’ Park
Date: Saturday, 14 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Newcastle are unbeaten in 10 home league and cup games against Southampton stretching back to November 1997, winning nine of them.
Both sides won their respective home fixtures in last season’s Premier League.
It is 10 years (2002-03) since Newcastle and Southampton both finished a Premier League season in the top half.
Newcastle have won five of their last six games, including three of their last four at St James’ Park.
They have scored fewer goals at home (seven) than any other top-half side. Only Aston Villa [six] have a worse record in the whole division.
Newcastle’s tally of four away victories is bettered by only Arsenal and Tottenham (both five).
United have won twice as many games (eight) as they had at the same stage of last season’s Premier League.
Alan Pardew’s side have taken the lead in 10 of their 15 league outings.
The Magpies’ last nine goals have all come from French players – while only one of 20 league goals in total was scored by player of a different nationality (Wales defender Paul Dummett).
France striker Loic Remy has failed to score in his last three games (358 minutes), his longest run without a goal for Newcastle this season.
Last weekend’s draw with Manchester City ended a run of three straight defeats.
Southampton have scored fewer away goals (five) than any other top-half side.
Italian striker Dani Osvaldo has scored in his last two games for Saints.
Six of Southampton’s 19 goals have come five minutes either side of half-time, while five were scored in the last 10 minutes.