SOU
NPC
90'+4
And that is full-time, it finishes 4-0 to Southampton.
90'+2
The scoreline doesn't flatter the home side at all, they have been dominant from the first whistle.
90'
There will be four minutes of added time.
Southampton Substitution
Southampton Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

88'
 
GOAL! Rodriguez scores again with a low finish from a tight angle, confident finish. Poor defending from the visitors.
86'
Haidara and Chambers need treatment after a clash of heads.
85'
Gouffran's low shot from four yards out is blocked by Shaw, great challenge.
83'
Rodriguez's low shot from distance is palmed away for a corner by the impressive Elliott.
Southampton Substitution
81'
 
Off goes goal-scorer Lambert who gets a reception from the home crowd and on comes Gaston Ramirez.
79'
Brilliant play again from Lallana, teasing his marker before sending in a cross for Rodriguez to head wide.
Newcastle United Substitution
77'
 
Dummett is on for the visitors.
Newcastle United Yellow card

Southampton

Newcastle

75'
 
Haidara is booked for a meaty challenge on Ward-Prowse.
74'
A great chance for the Saints. Rodriguez hits the post, then Ward-Prowse's shot is parried by Elliott.
Southampton Substitution
72'
 
Schneiderlin is on for Davis.
71'
Cisse is sent through by Anita but his low shot is parried by Boruc. That is his first save.
70'
 
GOAL! Lallana makes it 3-0 with a belter from outside the box. Fantastic strike into the top corner!
Southampton Goal

Left Footed - Top Right

69'
Lallana beats Williamson for pace and sends in a cross but the keeper gathers.
67'
Anita has a shot blocked, he appeals for a penalty but gets nothing.
65'
Shaw is getting treatment on his shin after coming off worse in a challenge on Sissoko. Looks like he is okay to continue.
64'
Haidara has some magic spray applied to his back and gets to his feet.
63'
Haidara has gone down clutching his back after jumping for the ball with Davis.
62'
Davis concedes a corner with a good challenge on Tiote. Rodriguez heads the corner away and sets up an attack but is tackled near the halfway line.
60'
Chambers gets to his feet.
59'
Chambers needs treatment on his ankle after doing down from a challenge by Cisse. That was a nasty tackle.
57'
The Saints are continuing to attack. Lambert fails to find Chambers with a pass though. The full-back looks like one for the future for England.
55'
Newcastle are finally showing some urgency but it looks to be too late.
53'
Sissoko drives towards the byline and sends in a low cross. The Magpies sends in another cross but Haidara cannot direct his header towards the target.
51'
Lallana is putting in another good shift today, he looks a certainty to make Roy Hodgson's England squad.
49'
Rodriguez looked off-side as Lallana crossed into the box but he ducked under the ball and it fell to Lambert who smashed it into the corner, good finish.
Southampton Goal

Right Footed - Top Center

48'
 
GOAL! Lambert smashes the ball into the roof of the net after Lallana's cross.
47'
Lambert heads across goal and Lallana goes down in the box and claims Tiote pushed him. The ref says no penalty.
46'
Ben Arfa and Yang-Mbiwa are the players who made way, not too surprising as Newcastle offered little on the wings in the first half.
Newcastle United Substitution
Newcastle United Substitution
45'+1
And that is half-time. 1-0 to the Saints courtesy of Rodriguez.
Southampton Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

45'
Newcastle played the off-side trap badly and Rodriguez had time and space to tuck the ball home.
44'
 
GOAL! Rodriguez finally puts the ball into the net from close range from Lambert's tee-up.
42'
What a save from Elliott! Lambert heads the ball across to Rodriguez who is three yards out but the keeper parries away his effort.
40'
Shaw with a great run down the left, he sends in a cross which takes a deflection but the keeper collects.
38'
Saints have enjoyed 58 per cent of the possession but have nothing to show for it yet.
37'
Sissoko tugs Davis and then gets upended by Fonte. He struggles to his feet.
35'
This game is following a similar pattern to the Villa game earlier in the season which the Saints ended up losing 3-2.
33'
Newcastle are gradually getting more of the ball. But another wasted cross from Yang-Mbiwa on the right.
31'
Gouffran sends in a dangerous low cross from the left but the Saints hack the ball clear.
29'
Ben Arfa tries to beat three players near the corner flag but is tackled, he has been poor so far.
27'
Lambert finds Cork 30 yards out and his deflected shot goes out for a corner. Ward-Prowse's corner is short, another cross comes in which the keeper flaps at and Lambert chips his shot over.
27'
Shaw's low cross into the box is flicked wide by Rodriguez, that wasn't too far away.
26'
Elliott sends in a free-kick from the halfway line that goes out for a Saints goal-kick, what a waste.
25'
Rodriguez nearly intercepts another poor pass from the back by Newcastle. You have to admire the Saints' work rate, they deserve to be at least two goals in front.
23'
Rodriguez fires in a curling effort from distance, a decent effort.
22'
Rodriguez threads the ball through to Lambert whose shot is parried for a corner. It all came from a suicidal pass from Gouffran.
20'
Lallana and Chambers have been devastating so far, their play hasn't been rewarded with a goal yet though.
18'
Williamson clears the ball away for a corner with Rodriguez lurking. The corner is sent in and Lovrens with a free header from six yards out guides it way off target, what a chance.
17'
Lallana heads wide from Chambers' tee-up, he should have hit the target.
15'
Another chance spurned! Lambert is sent through on goal and his first-time shot is blocked by Elliott's right hand, quality save.
13'
It's been all Southampton so far, they've had four good chances to break the deadlock.
12'
Rodriguez gets in a low header from Lambert's cross that Elliott parries. Ward-Prowse then rifles in a shot from the edge of the box that fizzes wide.
10'
Great cross from Chambers and Rodriguez gets a header in but its wide, a good chance.
9'
Yang-Mbiwa gets into a good position on the right wing but sends his cross into the crowd.
8'
Ben Arfa felt he should have a corner after some trickery by the by-line, a goal kick though.
7'
Ball over the top to Rodriguez who pokes his shot into the side netting from a tight angle, he should have scored.
6'
Plenty of Saints players on show today looking to book their place at the World Cup including Lambert, Rodriguez and Lallana.
4'
The visitors have plenty of muscle with Yang-Mbiwa and Tiote so it will be an interesting battle in the middle of the park.
2'
Corner to Saints after a great dummy and turn from Lallana. But Chambers' delivery is cleared.
1'
Newcastle have started with a good pressing game to put pressure on the Saints' passing football.
16:01
Newcastle bring on Luke De Jong and David Santon for the second half. And the visitors get the second half underway.
15:00
The Saints will get the game underway.
14:55
Five minutes till kick-off at St Mary's Stadium.
14:50
Southampton have dropped 18 points from winning positions this season - more than any other team in the top flight. But they have Jay Rodriguez who has scored in each of his last three Premier League matches.
14:45
The Saints have lost just once in 20 games against Newcastle at home. And we could get an own goal as only Liverpool v Tottenham (8) has seen more OGs in Premier League history.
14:40
The Magpies are without keeper Tim Krul due to a knee injury with Rob Elliott taking his place. Mathieu Debuchy, Sammy Ameobi and striker Loic Remy remain on the sidelines, but top scorer Loic Remy is due to resume full training on Monday.
14:35
The Saints have a long injury list with Victor Wanyama, Steven Davis, Nathaniel Clyne, Kelvin Davis and Maya Yoshida all out. But Jay Rodriguez returns after a knee injury.
14:30
Alan Pardew said he is trying to help striker Luuk de Jong regain his confidence: "It's important that his all-round game improves from where he is right now, but that will come with confidence and I can see him growing every day here. I know he likes the environment that he has found himself in, and players flourish when they start enjoying their football. Hopefully he can start doing that again because he had a tough time in Germany."
14:25
SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Rodriguez…Subs: Gazzaniga, Schneiderlin, Ramirez, Guly, Hooiveld, Reed, Gallagher. /// NEWCASTLE: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Anita, Tiote, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Cisse. Subs: Alnwick, Santon, Dummett, S.Taylor, Gosling, Shola Ameobi, De Jong.
14:20
Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to be drawn on his future. “I am not a manager to speak about individual situations when we're in the middle of doing that, which also includes my own personal, individual circumstances. I think the fact that I still have an additional year on my contract is proof enough that we should be focusing on the league, focusing on the competitions. After these six weeks, then we can speak about things in a calm manner."
14:15
The referee is Andre Marriner, his performance will be under the spotlight after he sent off the wrong player in Arsenal's 6-0 loss to Chelsea last week.
14:10
Alan Pardew will be watching from the stands having served his stadium ban. The absence of their manager has not served the Magpies well as they have lost their last two games.
14:05
These two sides are clear of a relegation battle but too far behind to qualify for Europe. With one point separating them, they look to be battling it out for eighth place.
14:00
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of Southampton v Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium. Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT.

Starting Line-ups

Southampton
Newcastle United
    • Boruc
    • Shaw
    • Lovren
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • Calum Chambers
    • 16
      Ward-Prowse
    • Cork
    • 9
      Rodriguez
    • Lallana
    • 8
      Steven Davis
    • Lambert
Team Manager:  --
    • 9
      Cissé
    • 10
      Ben Arfa
    • 7
      Sissoko
    • 11
      Gouffran
    • 8
      Anita
    • 24
      Cheick Tioté
    • Yanga-Mbiwa
    • 6
      Williamson
    • 2
      Coloccini
    • 19
      Haidara
    • 21
      Elliot
Team Manager:  John Carver
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Boruc 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Lovren 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Calum Chambers 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ward-Prowse 0 0 2 70 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. Cork 0 1 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Rodriguez 2 0 5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Lallana 1 1 1 44 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 89
Steven Davis 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 73
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lambert 1 1 3 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Elliot 0 7 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Coloccini 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. Williamson 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Haidara 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
M. Yanga-Mbiwa 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Anita 0 0 0 41 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 90
Cheick Tioté 0 0 0 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Y. Gouffran 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Sissoko 0 0 0 40 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 78
H. Ben Arfa 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cissé 0 0 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
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