Hope and Heartbreak, a tale of injury time!

Newcastle United 2-2 Southampton


A 96th minute penalty, conceded by Jamaal Lascelles, converted by James Ward-Prowse would end an incredible finale to this match and 50,000 Newcastle United fans hopes of gaining a precious 3 points against fellow early struggles Southampton.


That goal, as cruel as it was for the Magpies, was no more than the Saints deserved in truth as they dominated the game from the off.


So when Allan Saint-Maximin looked to have sealed all three points in the 91st minute it was looking harsh indeed on the home side. The home fans and players alike in delirium as ASM lashed home a saved shot from Ryan Fraser.


But the joy was short lived as United sat just as deep as they had done for most of the game, inviting pressure that ultimately saw the Saint grab a point.


Those late goals cancelling out a good finish from Callum Wilson on 55 minutes and a second half equaliser from Elyounoussi.


Newcastle deserved NOTHING from this game. 36% possession, half as many shots as their visitors. As disgusting and depressing a performance as you're likely to ever see at St James Park, and one that typifies everything that Mike Ashley's Newcastle United has become.

 

With Issac Hayden inured Bruce would go with what on paper would appear to be United's strongest first eleven. Sean Longstaff coming in for the ex Arsenal man in the heart of the Newcastle midfield.


Otherwise a fully fit squad should have given fans and management alike hope that today would be the day to kick start the Magpies season.

Full match report to follow...

 

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