• English Barclays Premier League
  • 24 February 2013, 1:30pm
  • St James' Park
  • Attendance: 52,259
  • Sissoko, 33
  • Cissé, 42
  • Cabaye, pen 67
  • Hooiveld, og 79
  • Schneiderlin, 3
  • Lambert, 50

live commentary

90 mins:Newcastle still pressing late on in the game.

90 mins:The four minutes of adding time are almost up.


89 mins: Gastón Ramírez latches onto a long pass but the defence hold firm.

87 mins: Vurnon Anita comes on for Yoan Gouffran

86 mins:Free kick to Southampton. Gastón Ramírez whips the ball into the box but the Newcastle defence clear for a corner.

86 mins: Steven Taylor goes into the referees book.

84 mins:Newcastle in control of the game with around 6 minutes left.

81 mins: Jason Puncheon on for Jay Rodriguez


78 mins:Fox's clearance hits Hooviveld and bounces into the net.

77 mins: Yohan Cabaye replaced by James Perch

76 mins: Yohan Cabaye corner heads towards the far post but the whilste is blown as the players jostle too much for referee Chris Foy's liking.

74 mins: Maya Yoshida goes into the referee's book.

72 mins: Gastón Ramírez looking to make an instant impact as he strikes at goal but Robert Elliot was equal to it.

69 mins: Steven Davis replaced by Gastón Ramírez


66 mins: Cabaye slides home a penalty after a Daniel Fox handball.

65 mins: Daniel Fox is unlucky as the ball stikes his arm and the home side are given a penalty.

63 mins:Newcastle corner whipped into the box but the ball evades the attackers and is cleared.

60 mins:An hour gone and both teams begin to slow the tempo.

57 mins:Shaw is replaced by Daniel Fox

55 mins: Adam Lallana strikes wide after great play from Jay Rodriguez. Great chance for the away side.

52 mins:Newcastle again fail to open the half well and Lambert takes advantage of the opportunity.


50 mins:Lambert strikes with a powerful shot and levels the game.

47 mins:Early free kick for Southampton.

47 mins: Robert Elliot in the Newcastle goal, saves well from Lambert's free kick.

46 mins:The teams are back out and ready for the second half.

45 mins: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa comes on for Cheik Ismael Tioté

45 mins:Tioté leaves the field due to an injury.


44 mins:Cisse scores from a suberly hit volley past Artur Boruc to turn the game on its head.


42 mins: Luke Shaw booked for an unfair challenge.

41 mins: Cheik Tioté looks to be struggling after taking a knock earlier in the game.

38 mins: Newcastle in control after leveling a couple of minutes ago.

35 mins: Sissoko nets for newcastle after good work from Gouffran.


31 mins:Newcastle throwing everything forward but the Southampton defence holds firm.

29 mins: Mathieu Debuchy volleys wide after some good attacking football from the home side.

27 mins:Newcastle free kick is delt with easily by the Southampton defence.

26 mins: Jay Rodriguez booked for a foul in the midfield.

24 mins:The game settles down into a midfield battle as both side look to push forward.

21 mins:A Newcastle corner looks to hit the hand of Jos Hooiveld but the referee waves play on.

19 mins: Artur Boruc saves a Cisse strike from inside the area. The Polish international does well to get across and stop the shot.

17 mins:Newcastle enjoying more of the possession in the last couple of minutes but are yet to carve out a clear scoring opportunity.

14 mins: Moussa Sissoko stirkes from range and Artur Boruc is called into action for the first time in the game.

12 mins:Cisse breaks away from the defence but had no team mates in support and the vistiors were able to clear.

10 mins:The magpies are finding it hard to get moving as Southampton continue to pile on the pressure.

7 mins:Newcastle struggling to respond to the early set back.

5 mins:Great start from the away side. Southampton started brightly and have have a reward early in the game.


4 mins:Ball whipped into the box, Rickie Lambert gets his head to the ball and Morgan Schneiderlin knocks in for the visitors.

2 mins:Early free kick from Southampton whipped into the box but is easily knocked away.

1 mins:The game kicks off with the home side shooting from right to left.

Premier League action on the way from St James Park where Newcastle United host Southampton. The home side will be looking for revenge against the South Coast outfit having lost 2-0 to them in the reverse fixture. This is how the teams line up: Newcastle: Elliot, Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cisse Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Cork, S. Davis, Rodriguez, Lallana, Lambert

Gastón Ramírez is given a yellow card.

The team have emegred from the tunnel ready for kick off here at St James Park.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 24 February 2013, 1:30pm
  • St James' Park
  • Attendance: 52,259
  • Sissoko, 33
  • Cissé, 42
  • Cabaye, pen 67
  • Hooiveld, og 79
  • Schneiderlin, 3
  • Lambert, 50

match report

Newcastle leapfrogged Southampton in the Premier League thanks to a 4-2 victory in a thrilling encounter at St James' Park.

The home crowd were stunned into silence as early as the third minute, when Morgan Schneiderlin gave the Saints an early lead, but it was all Newcastle for the rest of the half.

However, the Toon faithful had to wait until just after the half-hour mark to equalise, when Moussa Sissoko tapped in after Yoan Gouffran's effort had been blocked by Saints' stopper Artur Boruc, then Papiss Cisse's spectacular 25-yard dipping effort gave Newcastle a deserved lead at the break.

Just as they had in the first period, Southampton came out of the blocks the quickest after the interval, and Rickie Lambert scored his 100th goal for the club from close-range to put the Saints level.

However, a Yohan Cabaye penalty and a bizarre own goal from Jos Hooiveld meant Alan Pardew's men took all three points from this thrilling encounter.

It was France day at St James' Park, with fans donning all kinds of Gallic attire to celebrate the influx of new faces at the club, but the positive feeling around the ground was soon turned sour by the Saint's opener.

Rickie Lambert, who was a nuisance all afternoon, knocked down Luke Shaw's diagonal ball into the path of the onrushing Morgan Schneiderlin, who swivelled and stroked the ball past Premier League debutant Rob Elliot, deputising in place of the injured Tim Krul.

However, after that it was all Newcastle, with the only surprise that it took so long for the home side to find that equaliser, which came thanks to Sissoko after great work from Gouffran down the right, bamboozling the Saints' backline with some neat footwork, and firing a low shot which was saved by Boruc, but Sissoko was on hand tap in.

Papiss Cisse then produced a moment of magic reminiscent of his spectacular strike at Stamford Bridge last season, smashing in a thunderous effort from 25 yards to give the Magpies the lead at the break.

However, the Saints were soon level after the interval thanks to Southampton's dangerman Lambert. Adam Lallana was allowed time and space to pick out the hitman in the box, who had no trouble stroking the ball past Elliot.

The momentum swung once again as Southampton sensed a rare victory in this part of the North East, but a blatant handball from substitute Danny Fox as the impressive Mathieu Debuchy attempted to hook a Cabaye cross into the dangerzone gifted Newcastle the opportunity to regain the lead from the spot, and Cabaye duly obliged, slotting his penalty past Boruc.

The goal that sealed the points for the Magpies was harsh on Southampton, but it was the manner in which it was scored that will anger boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Danny Fox attempted to lash the ball clear in his six yard area, but instead volleyed straight at Hooiveld, who was powerless to stop the ball bouncing in.

team line-up

21Robert Elliot
26Mathieu Debuchy
3Davide Santon
27Steven Taylor
2Fabricio Coloccini47
18Jonás Gutiérrez
7Moussa Sissoko
24Cheik Tioté
4Yohan Cabaye77
11Yoan Gouffran88
9Papiss Demba Cissé


8Vurnon Anita88
23Shola Ameobi
25Gabriel Obertan
22Sylvain Marveaux
13Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa47
14James Perch77
42Jak Alnwick


Chris Foy

team line-up

31Artur Boruc
5Jos Hooiveld
23Luke Shaw57
2Nathaniel Clyne
3Maya Yoshida
8Steven Davis65
4Morgan Schneiderlin
20Adam Lallana
9Jay Rodriguez81
18Jack Cork
7Rickie Lambert


10Gastón Ramírez65
6Jose Fonte
16James Ward-Prowse
24Emmanuel Mayuka
13Daniel Fox57
42Jason Puncheon81
1Kelvin Davis


Chris Foy

match stats

possession %4158
shots on target43
shots off target65
tackles won1618