Southampton 2-0 Newcastle: Pardew bemoans Magpies form

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew admits his side are in "a tough spell" after they lose 2-0 at Southampton.

It was a third successive league defeat for the Magpies, and Pardew believes his injury-hit squad are struggling to cope with the rigours of Europa League football.

Gaston Ramirez and Adam Lallana were on the scoresheet for Saints, who "played well and deserved the win" according to Pardew.