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Newcastle 1 Saints 1
Updated 5:04pm Saturday 14th December 2013 in Sport
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- Newcastle 1 (Gouffran 27) Saints 1 (Rodriguez 66)
1-1. Poch and Pardew shake hands after a well-earned point for the away side following an excellent second-half performance
Sam Gallagher makes his Premier League debut in place of JRod
Handbags on the touchline with tempers flaring in the opposition dug outs
Six minutes of stoppage time after Sissoko floors referee Mike Jones with an inadvertent poke in the face
Gazzaniga saves from substitute Ben Arfa's free kick
Lambert's goalbound shot is deflected behind for a corner, but then Remy misses the target when he should have restored Newcastle's lead! An amazing passage of play.
1-1 - Jay Rodriguez strikes again, equalising with his sixth Premier League goal of the season! Lallana involved, great ball from Davis and JRod slides in the leveller. Tremendous counter attack.
Steve Davis hits the post with a stunning volley. Saints playing their best football of the match.
Ameobi heads wide
#saintsfc already have a better look about them. #nufc will have to be on their guard if they are to preserve their lead. #pasoccer— @DamianSpellman 14 December 2013
Double substitution: Lallana and Schneiderlin on for Osvaldo and Ward-Prowse.
Newcastle 1 Saints 0. Yoan Gouffran's fourth goal in as many home games separates the sides, but it was down to another defensive mistake by Jos Hooiveld
Lambert mishits his shot across face of goal following excellent Steven Davis pass
Gazzaniga saves Moussa Sissoko's shot after exchange of passes with Remy
Newcastle 1 Saints 0. Another Jos Hooiveld error at St James' Park. Inexplicably, he misses the ball following a knock-down and Gouffran capitalises, rounding Gazzaniga before netting from an acute angle.
James Ward-Prowse's shot from the edge of the box was comfortably saved by Krul
Superb clearance off the line from Calum Chambers denies Loic Remy when Gazzaniga fails to collect
Saints have not won any of their previous ten games at St James' Park, their last victory away to Newcastle coming courtesy of a Matt Le Tissier goal in March 1997
Newcastle have won five of their last six Premier League games - including last week's 1-0 win at Manchester United.
Saints are looking to build on the 1-1 draw against Manchester City with a first win in five games.
Newcastle have made one change to the team that won at Manchester United last week with Shola Ameobi returning in place of Old Trafford goalscorer Yohan Cabaye. (suspended): Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Santon; Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Gouffran; Shola Ameobi, Remy. Subs: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Arfa, Cisse.
2 changes for #saintsfc - Lallana & Fonte on bench; Gazzaniga Chambers Lovren Hooiveld Shaw Cork S.Davis Ward-Prowse JRod Lambert Osvaldo— @SportsPink 14 December 2013
Subs: Cropper (GK), Yoshida, Schneiderlin, Fonte, Ramírez, Lallana, Gallagher.
Jos Hooiveld and Rickie Lambert are recalled, while Adam Lallana and Jose Fonte are on the bench: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Lovren, Hooiveld, Shaw, Cork, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Lambert (c), Osvaldo.
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