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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 52,259) 24th February 2013 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: C Foy

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Southampton So'ton

Newcastle 4

M Sissoko (33)
P Cisse (42)
Y Cabaye (pen 67)
J Hooiveld (og 79)


So'ton 2

M Schneiderlin (3)
R Lambert (50)

Premier League: Newcastle came from behind to beat Southampton 4-2

By Pete Hall. Follow me @Pistolpeteh86.   Last Updated: 25/02/13 6:58am

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Newcastle leapfrogged Southampton in the Premier League thanks to a 4-2 victory in a thrilling encounter at St James' Park.

The home crowd were stunned into silence as early as the third minute, when Morgan Schneiderlin gave the Saints an early lead, but it was all Newcastle for the rest of the half.

However, the Toon faithful had to wait until just after the half-hour mark to equalise, when Moussa Sissoko tapped in after Yoan Gouffran's effort had been blocked by Saints' stopper Artur Boruc, then Papiss Cisse's spectacular 25-yard dipping effort gave Newcastle a deserved lead at the break.

Just as they had in the first period, Southampton came out of the blocks the quickest after the interval, and Rickie Lambert scored his 100th goal for the club from close-range to put the Saints level.

Best of the match

  • Man of the match: Mathieu Debuchy. Was at the heart of everything for the Magpies, and was a constant threat.
  • Goal of the match. Papiss Cisse: An easy one. Absolute thunderbolt that was just unstoppable.
  • Moment of the match: Cabaye Penalty. Seemed to take the wind out of Southampton.
  • Save of the match: Rob Elliot. Debutant was at full stretch to keep out Lambert free-kick.
  • Talking Points: Is Cisse back to his best again? Can Newcastle mount a late push for Europe? Are the Saints safe?

However, a Yohan Cabaye penalty and a bizarre own goal from Jos Hooiveld meant Alan Pardew's men took all three points from this thrilling encounter.

It was France day at St James' Park, with fans donning all kinds of Gallic attire to celebrate the influx of new faces at the club, but the positive feeling around the ground was soon turned sour by the Saint's opener.

Rickie Lambert, who was a nuisance all afternoon, knocked down Luke Shaw's diagonal ball into the path of the onrushing Morgan Schneiderlin, who swivelled and stroked the ball past Premier League debutant Rob Elliot, deputising in place of the injured Tim Krul.

However, after that it was all Newcastle, with the only surprise that it took so long for the home side to find that equaliser, which came thanks to Sissoko after great work from Gouffran down the right, bamboozling the Saints' backline with some neat footwork, and firing a low shot which was saved by Boruc, but Sissoko was on hand tap in.

Papiss Cisse then produced a moment of magic reminiscent of his spectacular strike at Stamford Bridge last season, smashing in a thunderous effort from 25 yards to give the Magpies the lead at the break.

However, the Saints were soon level after the interval thanks to Southampton's dangerman Lambert. Adam Lallana was allowed time and space to pick out the hitman in the box, who had no trouble stroking the ball past Elliot.

The momentum swung once again as Southampton sensed a rare victory in this part of the North East, but a blatant handball from substitute Danny Fox as the impressive Mathieu Debuchy attempted to hook a Cabaye cross into the dangerzone gifted Newcastle the opportunity to regain the lead from the spot, and Cabaye duly obliged, slotting his penalty past Boruc.

The goal that sealed the points for the Magpies was harsh on Southampton, but it was the manner in which it was scored that will anger boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Danny Fox attempted to lash the ball clear in his six yard area, but instead volleyed straight at Hooiveld, who was powerless to stop the ball bouncing in.

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 32 76
2 Manchester City 34 67
3 Arsenal 32 66
4 Manchester United 33 65
5 Liverpool 33 58
6 Tottenham Hotspur 34 58
7 Southampton 34 57
8 Swansea City 34 50
9 Stoke City 34 47
10 West Ham United 34 44
11 Crystal Palace 34 42
12 Everton 33 41
13 West Bromwich Albion 34 37
14 Newcastle United 34 35
15 Aston Villa 34 32
16 Hull City 33 31
17 Leicester City 33 31
18 Sunderland 33 30
19 Queens Park Rangers 34 27
20 Burnley 34 26


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