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Foul by Papiss Cisse on Maya Yoshida, free kick awarded. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with James Perch coming on for Steven Taylor. (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Jos Hooiveld coming on for Luke Shaw.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Jay Rodriguez. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from a long way out by Cheick Tiote goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Booking for Cheick Tiote for unsporting behaviour. Adam Lallana takes the free kick.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Jack Cork fouled by Demba Ba, the ref awards a free kick. Paulo Gazzaniga takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Papiss Cisse. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line, Jose Fonte takes a shot. Demba Ba fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Sammy Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Shaw. Adam Lallana takes the free kick.
Gaston Ramirez goes off and Steven Davis comes on.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Jay Rodriguez coming on for Rickie Lambert.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Jason Puncheon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux from left wing, clearance by Adam Lallana.
Demba Ba takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte. Header from close in by Davide Santon misses to the left of the target.
Gaston Ramirez is booked.
Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.
Jason Puncheon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The referee blows for offside against Papiss Cisse. Free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Cheick Tiote produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Vurnon Anita leaves the field to be replaced by Sylvain Marveaux.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Vurnon Anita from the right by-line, Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.
Gaston Ramirez grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Newcastle.Jason Puncheon provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Vurnon Anita, free kick awarded. Jonas Gutierrez restarts play with the free kick.
Vurnon Anita takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Vurnon Anita, Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Steven Taylor challenges Gaston Ramirez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Foul by Cheick Tiote on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded. Maya Yoshida takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Demba Ba. Direct free kick taken by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Sammy Ameobi on for Shane Ferguson.
Header from deep inside the penalty area by Gaston Ramirez goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Puncheon. Maya Yoshida takes the direct free kick.
Rickie Lambert fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Williamson booked for unsporting behaviour. Rickie Lambert produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Adam Lallana takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
Steven Taylor fouled by Gaston Ramirez, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot. Goal scored by Adam Lallana from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Newcastle.Assist by Gaston Ramirez.
Cheick Tiote challenges Gaston Ramirez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Rickie Lambert,
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Cheick Tiote fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Demba Ba offside. Paulo Gazzaniga restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Jose Fonte results in a free kick. Cheick Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Adam Lallana fouled by Shane Ferguson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Gaston Ramirez, save made by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papiss Cisse by Jose Fonte. Jose Fonte goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Shane Ferguson, clearance made by Luke Shaw.
Corner taken left-footed by Shane Ferguson, save by Paulo Gazzaniga.
The referee blows for offside. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Gaston Ramirez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Papiss Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw. Maya Yoshida takes the free kick.
Rickie Lambert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Papiss Cisse. Jose Fonte takes the free kick.
Papiss Cisse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork. Free kick taken by Luke Shaw.
Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Paulo Gazzaniga makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Jack Cork, save by Tim Krul.
Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Maya Yoshida.
The ball is crossed by Shane Ferguson, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Demba Ba misses to the right of the target.
Mike Williamson fouled by Gaston Ramirez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, save made by Paulo Gazzaniga.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Lallana from the left by-line, Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Clyne wants to keep improving
Nathaniel Clyne is enjoying life at Southampton and has "no regrets" about turning down a summer move to Sunday's opponents Newcastle.
The 21-year-old came through the Crystal Palace Academy and quickly became one of the most talked about prospects in the Football League.
Manchester United, Ajax and Everton were all linked with moves for the right-back, who instead plumped for a move to newly-promoted Southampton this summer.
It is a move Clyne has enjoyed so far and has no regrets about turning down other interest, including an offer from Sunday's visitors Newcastle.
"I was close (to going there)," Clyne said. "They are a good a side but I chose Southampton because it was closer to where I live.
"It's where I preferred to come. I didn't get a chance to speak to Alan Pardew.
"Southampton just appealed to me more. They've got good facilities here, the way they play football has been good and I was promised first-choice football.
"I thought I was going to get more game time, which I have been getting, so I am pleased.
"I have no regrets about coming here. I have been playing a lot of games for the club and that's what I like.
"I didn't really want to be on the bench. I just wanted to be playing, getting game time and improving as a player."
But Clyne is not pretending life has been easy at Southampton so far.
Nigel Adkins' side are in the relegation zone after a poor start to the campaign in which their porous defence has been highlighted as a key issue.
"It is tough when you concede a lot of goals, but we're going to get better," Clyne said.
"The only way we're going to get better is learning from our mistakes. We're working hard on the training field on our defensive shape and defensive duties so it will get better.
"It has been tough. It is a lot harder than the Championship. Players are quicker, faster, stronger.
"For me, it has been a difficult challenge but I am warming to it, getting better and I just want to improve as a player. I feel like I have been improving."
Frazer Richardson and Richard Chaplow remain Southampton's only absentees for the clash with Newcastle.
Right-back Richardson is out after suffering a recurrence of a thigh injury last week, while Chaplow is also out through injury.
Guly do Prado and Artur Boruc could be involved after being left out of the squad for the games with Swansea and QPR.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is convinced the north-east outfit need a change of luck to get their season back on track.
The Magpies head for Southampton with injuries and suspension once again severely limiting manager Alan Pardew's options as they attempt to improve upon a run of just one Premier League victory in seven attempts.
They will do so with dangerman Hatem Ben Arfa sitting at home alongside banned skipper Fabricio Coloccini after damaging a hamstring in Thursday night's 1-1 Europa League draw with Maritimo.
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye (groin) is also on the sidelines, while striker Shola Ameobi (groin) and midfielder Gabriel Obertan (toe) remain doubts.
However, Cheick Tiote returns after suspension, Jonas Gutierrez (knee) and James Perch (thigh) are available and striker Papiss Cisse has a chance despite picking up a kick on the thigh against Maritimo.
Ben Arfa's absence, coupled with a return of precisely no points from winnable home games against West Ham and Swansea, has left a pall hanging over St James' Park, although 24-year-old Holland international Krul is confident that situation can be remedied very quickly.
He said: "It's just a bit of luck, I honestly think so. If we could just nick that goal and go on, I think we will win games.
"I don't think we have had a lot of luck at all in the last couple of home games.
"It is a bit of a rough patch and we just have to take it as it comes. We have got Southampton on Sunday then Stoke on Wednesday night.
"They are going to be two hard games, but we need to get back to the spirit and just stick together."
Krul added: "We need a win on Sunday. We need to get back to winning ways. But I think we have got a good chance on Sunday.
"They had a good win at QPR last weekend and especially at their place, they are a hard team to beat, so we need to be on it.
"It's one win, it's one win we need and that's it, everything will turn around."
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