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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Davide Santon takes the free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon.
Sam Gallagher is brought on as a substitute for Adam Lallana.
Jay Rodriguez scores with a right foot finish. Southampton 4-0 Newcastle.Gaston Ramirez provided the assist for the goal.
Paul Dummett produces a cross.
Shot comes in from Paul Dummett from the free kick. Jack Cork gets a block in.
Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Vurnon Anita.
Clearance by Massadio Haidara.
James Ward-Prowse takes a short corner.
Gaston Ramirez replaces Rickie Lambert.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Adam Lallana sends in a cross.
Jack Cork manages to make a clearance.
Massadio Haidara goes off and Paul Dummett comes on.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Chambers by Massadio Haidara.
Header by Jose Fonte hits the post.
James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. A parry by Rob Elliot prevents the goal.
Foul by Moussa Sissoko on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded.
Steven Davis goes off and Morgan Schneiderlin comes on.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Adam Lallana scores a left footed goal. Southampton 3-0 Newcastle.
Vurnon Anita takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.
Rickie Lambert manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Vurnon Anita.
Clearance by James Ward-Prowse.
Centre by Davide Santon.
Corner taken by Vurnon Anita.
Moussa Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw.
Cheick Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Jay Rodriguez delivers the ball.
James Ward-Prowse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luuk De Jong.
Rickie Lambert grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Southampton 2-0 Newcastle.The assist for the goal came from Adam Lallana.
A cross is delivered by Jay Rodriguez.
The game restarts for the second half.
The half-time whistle blows.
Jay Rodriguez grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Southampton 1-0 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Rickie Lambert.
Luuk De Jong replaces Hatem Ben Arfa.
Davide Santon comes on in place of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Clearance by Mike Williamson.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. A parry by Rob Elliot prevents the goal.
A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis by Moussa Sissoko.
Rickie Lambert produces a cross.
Rickie Lambert takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
Clearance made by Calum Chambers.
Shot by Rickie Lambert cleared the net.
Shot by Jack Cork missed to the right of the net.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
The ball is swung over by Luke Shaw.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hatem Ben Arfa by Luke Shaw.
Rickie Lambert takes a shot. Rob Elliot parries the effort to safety.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana.
Moussa Sissoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis.
Header by Dejan Lovren goes over the bar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Ward-Prowse.
The ball is sent over by Calum Chambers.
Header by Adam Lallana misses right.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Calum Chambers on Massadio Haidara.
Shot by Rickie Lambert. A parry by Rob Elliot prevents the goal.
Headed chance falls to Jay Rodriguez. Rob Elliot parries the ball away.
The ball is sent over by Rickie Lambert.
Calum Chambers delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Hatem Ben Arfa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw.
Centre by Massadio Haidara.
Papiss Cisse produces a cross.
Hatem Ben Arfa manages to make a clearance.
Short corner worked by James Ward-Prowse.
Adam Lallana produces a cross.
Clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
The match gets underway.
Fonte queries Marriner appointment
Southampton defender Jose Fonte believes Andre Marriner should have been dropped after last weekend's high-profile gaffe as the referee prepares to officiate Saints' Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle.
The official was caught up in a bizarre case of mistaken identity in Chelsea's 6-0 defeat of Arsenal, sending off Kieran Gibbs rather than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for a deliberate handball.
Marriner apologised for the mistake at Stamford Bridge, which led the Football Association to transfer the sanction to Oxlade-Chamberlain and then overturn the decision as he had not technically prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Despite that, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited decided to give Marriner a chance to get over the mistake in Saints' clash with Alan Pardew's side - a match centre-back Fonte does not think he should be refereeing.
"It is a question for debate, personally my opinion is yes (referees should be held accountable for mistakes)," the Portuguese said. "If we make mistakes as players, we are punished. We get dropped.
"I think obviously some might argue that it is good or not, but I personally think they should get dropped as well and don't referee for a couple of weeks to realise what went wrong.
"I don't know, I just think when the mistake is very, very bad you need to stop and think what can I do better."
Fonte's comments will likely cause ripples, yet he insists the fact Marriner is taking charge is no "big issue" to the players.
"He has a tough job to do," he said. "I am sure he will want to be perfect on Saturday and we players need to focus on our game, so there is not much that we can say about that."
Southampton have a lengthy injury list heading into the clash.
Jay Rodriguez (knee), Morgan Schneiderlin (hip muscles), Victor Wanyama (leg) and Steven Davis (groin) are all doubts for the encounter at St Mary's.
Nathaniel Clyne (groin), Kelvin Davis (hip) and Maya Yoshida (knee) are definitely absent, with the latter facing six weeks out.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is out of the trip and facing several weeks on the sidelines.
The Holland international suffered a knee injury in Tuesday night's 3-0 home defeat by Everton and will sit out up to three games with Rob Elliot taking his place.
Full-back Davide Santon could return after recovering from tonsillitis, but full-back Mathieu Debuchy (groin), midfielder Sammy Ameobi (ankle) and striker Loic Remy (calf), remain on the sidelines, although leading scorer Remy is due to resume full training on Monday.
There will be plenty of familiar faces for ex-Southampton boss Pardew on his return to the south coast with Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert in particular having blossomed since he worked with them.
However, he is happy enough with his current lot as he plots a rousing end to an eventful campaign.
The Newcastle boss said: "Southampton, everybody is saying, have had a fantastic season. Well, we are still above them and we want to stay there.
"We have had that question mark ever since we got 36 points, were we just going to see the season out? That's just not the way I am, I wouldn't let that happen with this team."
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