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 with Steven Davis.

Loic Remy then wasted a golden chance to score Newcastle's second, striking well wide after Gazzaniga's mistake.

Newcastle momentum carries on - Pardew

A match which was tepid at best in the first half burst into life in the second - with the entertainment provided by unexpected sources.

Apart from an ambitious 20-yard volley from a corner by Mathieu Debuchy there was little of note to report in the opening 25 minutes.

Gouffran changed that when he scored Newcastle's opener. The Frenchman, who joined the Magpies in January, was at his sharpest when he pounced after Hooiveld's error before tapping in. That was the £500,000 signing's fourth goal in as many home games.

Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino's experiment with Rickie Lambert, Dani Osvaldo and Jay Rodriguez in attack did not work in the opening 45 minutes, so the Argentine introduced Lallana for Osvaldo at half-time.

That piece of tinkering paid dividends in the 65th minute when Lallana started off the move that led to the equaliser.

Magpies stat

  • Alan Pardew's Newcastle have taken the lead in 11 of their 16 league outings

The England international picked up the ball in the middle before feeding Rodriguez. He then found the impressive Davis, who earlier hit the woodwork with a 20-yard shot, before collecting the return and finishing with a low sweeping shot from inside the area. It was an excellent counter-attack.

Newcastle should have re-taken the lead soon after but Remy inexplicably failed to score his ninth of the season - firing wildly from close range following Gazzaniga's atrocious clearance.

Draw was a fair result - Pochettino

While some Saints fans may have been amused by Remy's miss, the laughter spread around the whole stadium when Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko sent referee Mike Jones to the turf after accidentally slapping him in the face.

The Cheshire official needed treatment for a bloody nose but took the view that the France international did not intend to make contact with him.

And with a few minutes of the match remaining a scuffle broke out on the sidelines which resulted in the goalkeeping coaches of both sides - Southampton's Toni Jimenez and Newcastle's Andy Woodman - sent off following a disagreement over Morgan Schneiderlin's foul on Massadio Haidara.

It was an incident that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew later described as "a bit of panto season".

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 03 Santon (Haidara - 78' )
  • 08 Anita
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 24 Tioté Booked
  • 14 Remy
  • 23 Sh Ameobi (Cissé - 61' )
  • 11 Gouffran (Ben Arfa - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Cissé
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 25 Obertan
  • 28 Sa Ameobi

Southampton

  • 25 Gazzaniga
  • 22 Chambers
  • 23 Shaw
  • 16 Ward-Prowse (Schneiderlin - 45' Booked )
  • 05 Lovren
  • 26 Hooiveld
  • 08 Davis
  • 18 Cork Booked
  • 07 Lambert
  • 17 Osvaldo (Lallana - 45' )
  • 09 Rodriguez (Gallagher - 97' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Yoshida
  • 04 Schneiderlin
  • 06 Fonte
  • 10 Ramírez
  • 20 Lallana
  • 40 Gallagher
  • 41 Cropper
Ref: Michael Jones
Att: 49,164

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

5 3

Corners

11 3

Fouls

10 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Southampton 1.

90:00 +7:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Southampton 1.

90:00 +7:45

Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +7:30

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Luke Shaw.

90:00 +6:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Sam Gallagher replaces Jay Rodriguez.

90:00 +5:40

Attempt saved. Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +5:16

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Steven Davis.

90:00 +3:11 Booking

Booking Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:08

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).

90:00 +3:08

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:15

Offside, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy tries a through ball, but Papiss Demba Cissé is caught offside.

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Southampton).

90:00 +1:33

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:14

Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:14

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).

89:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:52

Delay in match Paulo Gazzaniga (Southampton) because of an injury.

86:58

Attempt blocked. Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

85:31

Offside, Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.

85:07

Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).

85:07

Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:46

Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:46

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

83:05

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Steven Davis.

81:39

Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).

81:39

Massadio Haidara (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:27

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

79:54

Offside, Southampton. Steven Davis tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.

79:24

Dejan Lovren (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:24

Foul by Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United).

78:51

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Rickie Lambert.

78:37

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Paulo Gazzaniga.

77:34

Luke Shaw (Southampton).

77:34

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Massadio Haidara replaces Davide Santon.

75:30

Attempt blocked. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rickie Lambert.

73:32

Offside, Southampton. Luke Shaw tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.

73:12

Foul by Calum Chambers (Southampton).

73:12

Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:39

Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Paulo Gazzaniga.

72:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Yoan Gouffran.

71:42

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:14

Attempt saved. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dejan Lovren.

70:43

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

70:40

Attempt blocked. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Davis.

69:14

Offside, Newcastle United. Cheick Tioté tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside.

68:49

Attempt saved. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:05

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Morgan Schneiderlin.

66:14

Attempt missed. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

64:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Southampton 1. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Davis following a fast break.

63:53 Booking

Booking Jack Cork (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:45

Jack Cork (Southampton).

63:45

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:10

Steven Davis (Southampton) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Morgan Schneiderlin.

62:13

Foul by Jack Cork (Southampton).

62:13

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Papiss Demba Cissé replaces Shola Ameobi.

58:30

Foul by Steven Davis (Southampton).

58:30

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:28

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Vurnon Anita with a cross following a corner.

56:54

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Calum Chambers.

56:49

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross.

56:26

Offside, Southampton. Rickie Lambert tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.

54:26

Attempt saved. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shola Ameobi with a headed pass.

53:41

Foul by Jack Cork (Southampton).

53:41

Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:00

Offside, Southampton. Jay Rodriguez tries a through ball, but Adam Lallana is caught offside.

45:09

Offside, Newcastle United. Davide Santon tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Southampton 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Morgan Schneiderlin replaces James Ward-Prowse.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Adam Lallana replaces Pablo Osvaldo.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Southampton 0.

45:00 +0:36

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:36

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

43:59

Calum Chambers (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:59

Foul by Loïc Remy (Newcastle United).

42:13

Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).

42:13

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:30

Offside, Southampton. Rickie Lambert tries a through ball, but Pablo Osvaldo is caught offside.

35:52

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

34:14

Attempt missed. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

33:22

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).

33:22

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:19

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Krul following a set piece situation.

31:43

Foul by Steven Davis (Southampton).

31:43

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:24

Offside, Newcastle United. Tim Krul tries a through ball, but Yoan Gouffran is caught offside.

29:22

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).

29:22

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Southampton 0. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

26:23

Foul by Jack Cork (Southampton).

26:23

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:53

Offside, Newcastle United. Fabricio Coloccini tries a through ball, but Shola Ameobi is caught offside.

22:20

Rickie Lambert (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:20

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

18:49

Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:49

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

17:35

Offside, Southampton. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Pablo Osvaldo is caught offside.

17:20

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:20

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

16:22

Hand ball by Luke Shaw (Southampton).

15:45

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

15:13

Attempt saved. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Osvaldo.

11:56

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Steven Davis.

11:48

Attempt blocked. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:45

Attempt blocked. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

10:32

Attempt blocked. Pablo Osvaldo (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rickie Lambert with a headed pass.

8:11

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:11

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

6:49

Offside, Newcastle United. Cheick Tioté tries a through ball, but Shola Ameobi is caught offside.

4:44

Attempt missed. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Vurnon Anita following a corner.

4:11

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Calum Chambers.

3:00

Calum Chambers (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

2:32

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jay Rodriguez.

0:52

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Luke Shaw.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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