Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United: Saints move top of Premier League for first time ever

Che Adams Che Adams scored three times this season in Southampton.

Southampton coach Ralph Hassenhattle told his team that they could believe in anything after leading the Premier League for the first time in history.

Just over a year after Lester’s 9-0 domestic humiliation, in which the Austrian was threatened with resignation, he sent the Saints to the top of the English league for the first time since 1988 after a comfortable victory over Newcastle.

Our fans are going to love it, and they’re going to take a picture of the table, Hassenhattle said.

It’s good for us, but it shouldn’t quench our thirst for more. We have to be hungry and feel that anything is possible with this team.

I must be very proud. We didn’t grow with big investments, we grew with big investments.

We have achieved good results in the last two or three months and it was important for everyone to see that the philosophy we pursue can be successful.

Everyone was at the highest level, and it’s a little intimidating what we’re doing now. But that’s no surprise, because I can see how they work.

It was a dominant performance for Hassenhattle, who got the ball rolling and knocked out the winner after Che Adams’ big volleyball in the first half and Stuart Armstrong’s attempt at practice at the deserved end.

Newcastle, who remain 11th in the standings, were the direct opponents and contributed to their defeat by recklessly losing the ball in positions dangerous to both goals.

The goals we’ve given up should summarize our evening, says Steve Bruce, Magpie’s manager.

We’ve given them away too often and for too low a price. We were a shadow of the team I saw against Everton.

No smoke, no problem

With top scorer Danny Inges injured, Saints’ fans can be forgiven for wondering where their goals came from.

Inges, whose impressive form early in the England season reminded him five years after his last performance, had previously been responsible for 36 per cent of Southampton’s goals after forming an effective partnership with Adams.

It is not surprising that Adams took on more responsibility in his absence and Theo Wolcott – back at his first Everton tenants’ club after an absence of 15 years – took on a central supporting role.

Only a great rescue from Newcastle goalkeeper Carl Darlow prevented Adams from scoring with a curl in the right corner of the net.

It’s a joy for our fans – St. John’s patron saint. Hasen shuttle to the top.

But immediately after the good work of Kyle Walker-Peters and Walcott he opened the account with a beautiful 12-meter volleyball result.

Thanks to Oriol Roma and James Ward Proleys, who controlled the pace and went around and through the visitors, the Saints eventually scored a well-deserved second goal.

Armstrong’s Longstaff saw takes the bullet away from him and cuts him into pieces before the shot goes off in the lower left corner.

Even the saints, who saw Darlow topple the sparkling power of Rum over the bar, didn’t deserve it, and it underscored the amazing turnaround in their fortunes 12 months ago.

Language communication in the top three and the continued defeat for Lester, Hassenhattle and Southampton seem to have been disrupted.

Now they are at the top of the pile, and the Austrians are associated with the role of Manchester United manager, currently played by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Newcastle wasted assets costs

The defensive strength was an important aspect of the previous two Premier League tournaments in Newcastle.

The disappointment of the magpie boss Bruce on the technical side was therefore clear, because his team seems to have left the formula that worked so well against the Wolves and Everton.

The inconsistency is pressing, Bruce.

Not only did Newcastle not play in percent of the defense, but they were constantly cheaply owned because they were outperformed.

You have to be good with the ball and take better care of it than we are, Bruce added.

That’s why the players play at this level, because that’s what is expected of them. From six minutes on we gave them the first goal, and then it was a difficult night all night.

We weren’t where we were five days ago. My biggest problem is that we’re on our feet. It was a very bad job.

Only two Newcastle players managed to pass with over 80% accuracy, so they couldn’t create any basis for the attack.

Almiron and Longstaff will have to compete against Bruce, but Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez and Jacob Murphy have also put their team in a difficult position on several occasions.

Even the change of style to be more direct with a performance by Andy Carroll and Joelinton couldn’t shake Newcastle, who won at the same venue in March.

March Saints – Statistics

  • Newcastle allowed a goal in seven consecutive league games, the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League since December 2017 (11 in a row).
  • Southampton won three straight Premier League games under Ronald Coeman for the first time since their victory in May 2016.
  • Southampton has scored 16 points this season out of eight Premier League games (W5 D1 L2); they have never had more at this stage of the season (the 2014-15 level).
  • Che Adams scored three of the eight games of the season in Southampton (three goals), as many different Premier League games as he scored in 30 appearances (four goals) last season.
  • Southampton-based Theo Wolcott, who has scored in three of the last four leagues, has been directly involved in more Premier League goals for Newcastle than any other opponent in his career (11 – five goals, six assists).
  • Stuart Armstrong scored his third Premier League goal in Southampton and his first since February at St. John’s. The goal was his third in the Premier League. St. Mary’s versus Aston Villa.
  • At 350. Wolcott finally made his Premier League debut for Southampton, 14 years and 314 days after his last league game for the club at St Mary’s in December 2005.

What happens then?

After an international break, both parties will return on Saturday 21. November, back to work in the Premier League.

Southampton travelled to Moliny to meet wolves (15:00 GMT), while Newcastle took Chelsea early in the day (12:30 GMT).

The actors of the game

AdamsChe Adams

Newcastle United

  1. Team number 26 Players named Darlow
  2. Team number6Player name Welding cell lesson
  3. Team number13 Player name Wilson
  4. Team number23 Player name Murphy
  5. Team number9 Player nameJolinton
  6. Team number 5 NameCher Player
  7. Team number18 Player nameFernandez
  8. Team number10Player nameSen-Maximin
  9. Team number15 Name of playerLewis
  10. Team number4PseudoM Long stick
  11. Team number16 Player nameHendrick
  12. Team number36 Player nameC Longstaff
  13. Team number24 Player nameAlmiron
  14. Team number7 Name of playerRole



  • 1McCarthy
  • 2 Peters strollers
  • 35Bed rack
  • 4Westergaard
  • 5 Stefeni
  • 17Strong in weapons
  • 6RomeuReserved at 27Min.
  • 8Search
  • 12DjenepoSubstituted forRedmondat 74’minutes
  • 10 Adams
  • 32WalcottExchange for Longat 88′ minutes


  • 7Long
  • 11Redmond
  • 23Tella
  • 27Diallo
  • 31Ramsay
  • 40N’Lundulu
  • 44Forster


  • 26Darlow
  • 23MurphySubstituted by jolin month 79’min.
  • 5Shearing
  • 6Laser cells
  • 18 Fernandez in 43 minutes.
  • 15Lewis
  • 36S long worker Reserved at 90Min
  • 16HendrikReplaced by Mr. Longstaffat 61’min.
  • 24Almiron
  • 13C WilsonSubstitution of the Carrollat 78’minutes.
  • 10St-Maxime


  • 2Clark
  • 4M Longsteff
  • 7Broadcast list
  • 9Jolinton
  • 14Heathens
  • 19Mankillo
  • 29Gillespie

Real-time text

  1. Last game. Southampton 2. Newcastle United 0.
  2. The other half ends, Southampton 2, Newcastle United 0.
  3. Corner, Southampton. Carl Darlow’s confession.
  4. Attempted rescue. Unsuccessful left click of a Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) player outside the box. Supported by Nathan Redmond.
  5. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) swung in a free kick from the left.
  6. Foul Fabian Cher (Newcastle United).
  7. Yannick Westergaard (Southampton) is punished after he has committed an offence.
  8. Andy Carroll (Newcastle United) takes a free kick in the opposite half.
  9. Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) has been booked for an offense.
  10. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) swings in a free kick from midfield.
  11. Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) is punished after committing an offence.
  12. Relief, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Theo Wolcott.
  13. Corner. Newcastle United. Rejected by Alex McCarthy.
  14. Attempted rescue. The head of Newcastle United’s Joelinton from the middle of the area is stopped at the top right. Supported by Jamal Lewis with a cross.
  15. Corner, Southampton. Covered by Federico Fernandez.
  16. Offside, Southampton. Alex McCarthy tries to hit the ball, but Che Adams is blocked in the offside position.
  17. Offside. Newcastle United. Carl Darlow tries to hit the ball, but Andy Carroll is blocked in the offside position.
  18. Aim! Southampton 2, Newcastle United 0. Shot by Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) with a left pound from the center of the box to the lower right corner.
  19. Replacement. Newcastle United. Joelinton replaces Jacob Murphy.
  20. Replacement. Newcastle United. Andy Carroll replaces Callum Wilson with an injury.

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