St. Mary's Stadium
27/10/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
|Alex McCarthy||Martin Dubravka|
|Cédric Soares||DeAndre Yedlin|
|Jack Stephens||Jamaal Lascelles|
|Wesley Hoedt||Federico Fernandez|
|Ryan Bertrand||Paul Dummett|
|Nathan Redmond||Matt Ritchie|
|Oriol Romeu||(78)||Jonjo Shelvey|
|Mario Lemina||Mohamed Diamé||(76)|
|Mohamed Elyounoussi||(78)||Robert Kenedy|
|Charlie Austin||(63)||Ayoze Pérez||(69)|
|Danny Ings||Yoshinori Muto||(80)|
|Angus Gunn||Sung-Yueng Ki||(76)|
|Jannik Vestergaard||Fabian Schär|
|Shane Long||(78)||Salomón Rondón||(69)|
|James Ward-Prowse||(78)||Javi Manquillo|
|Manolo Gabbiadini||(63)||Karl Darlow|
|Maya Yoshida||Christian Atsu||(80)|
When the game finally finished, and if you are a football connoisseur you would have been pleased as punch if you avoided the long trip down to Southampton yesterday. I fact I’ll go as far to say, if you were part of the 30,000 plus St, Mary’s Stadium crowd I genuinely sympathise with you for having to endure what turned out to be a goalless bore draw.
Not a single shot on target and partly two corners, wow, no wonder Saints keeper Alex McCarthy had the time during the 90 plus minutes to sit down on the penalty sport, compose a symphony and then pop home to do the washing up and still back in time for the final whistle.
Worst start to a league campaign since 1898
Season 2018/19 (end of October)
Played – 10
Won – 0
Drawn – 3
Lost – 7
Season 1898/99 (end of October)
Played – 10
Won – 0
Drawn – 4
Lost – 6
By the time the season had ended, 22 April 1899 Newcastle United had played 34 fixtures, won 11, drawn 8 and lost 15.
???? Rafa Benítez spoke to NUFC TV after today's draw at @SouthamptonFC.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 27, 2018
“We have to consider where we are and where they are, they need to win, and they were pushing, and we were trying to defend.
“We couldn’t produce the counter attacks that we wanted.
“We have to take the positives today.
“Given we are in a difficult position it was a positive.”
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Next up – Watford (H) – Saturday 3 November.