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Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United: Saints move top of Premier League for first time ever

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Che Adams has scored three goals for Southampton this season

Southampton moved to the top of the Premier League for the first time ever with a comfortable win over Newcastle.

Che Adams’ superb first-half volley and Stuart Armstrong’s second-half effort ensured Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side emerged as worthy winners.

Saints last led the English top flight back in September 1988, before the formation of the Premier League, when they were at the former ground The Dell and the manager was Chris Nicholl.

It proved a disappointing evening for Newcastle, who remain 11th in the table.

Steve Bruce’s side were woeful in attack, barely creating a chance on goal, while contributing to their defeat with careless defending for both goals.

Miguel Almiron’s failure to clear his lines allowed Theo Walcott to pick out Adams for the opener, while Sean Longstaff gifted possession to Armstrong on the edge of his own penalty area for the second.

Walcott, Jan Bednarek and Oriol Romeu all went close to extending Southampton’s lead as they racked up their fifth win in six games.

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  1. Squad number7Player nameLong
  2. Squad number11Player nameRedmond

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number26Player nameDarlow

  2. Squad number23Player nameMurphy

  3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

  4. Squad number6Player nameLascelles

  5. Squad number18Player nameFernández

  6. Squad number15Player nameLewis

  7. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

  8. Squad number16Player nameHendrick

  9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  10. Squad number13Player nameC Wilson

  11. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

  1. Squad number4Player nameM Longstaff

  2. Squad number7Player nameCarroll

  3. Squad number9Player nameJoelinton



  • 1McCarthy
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 35Bednarek
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 5Stephens
  • 17Armstrong
  • 6RomeuBooked at 27mins
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 12DjenepoSubstituted forRedmondat 74′minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 32WalcottSubstituted forLongat 88′minutes


  • 7Long
  • 11Redmond
  • 23Tella
  • 27Diallo
  • 31Ramsay
  • 40N’Lundulu
  • 44Forster


  • 26Darlow
  • 23MurphySubstituted forJoelintonat 79′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 6Lascelles
  • 18FernándezBooked at 43mins
  • 15Lewis
  • 36S LongstaffBooked at 90mins
  • 16HendrickSubstituted forM Longstaffat 61′minutes
  • 24Almirón
  • 13C WilsonSubstituted forCarrollat 78′minutes
  • 10Saint-Maximin


  • 2Clark
  • 4M Longstaff
  • 7Carroll
  • 9Joelinton
  • 14Hayden
  • 19Manquillo
  • 29Gillespie

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