BBC Sport - Newcastle 2-2 Southampton: A lot of positives for Newcastle - McClaren

Draw was a fair result - McClaren

Newcastle United head coach Steven McClaren says a "draw was a fair result" after his side's 2-2 draw at home to Southampton in their opening game of the season.

After conceding early on to a Graziano Pelle strike, Newcastle recovered with goals from Papiss Cisse and new signing Georginio Wijnaldum, until substitute Shane Long levelled the score for Southampton in the 79th minute.

Newcastle had previously lost nine of their last 11 league games.

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