- Saints build 3-0 lead
- Townsend pulls one back
- Newcastle in 19th
Andros Townsend scored for the Magpies in the 3-1 loss, and Newcastle remains six points shy of safety.
Saints are in 7th with 50 points.
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Karl Darlow was called on early to stop a Graziano Pelle header, but it wasn’t too long before Saints went ahead through Long.
The Irish striker turned Steven Taylor inside out before beating Karl Darlow.
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7 – Graziano Pelle has been directly involved in each of Southampton’s last seven Premier League goals (4 goals, 3 assists). Omnipresent.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 9, 2016
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Wanyama made it 3-0 in the 55th minute, Jonny-on-the-spot to a rebound off a Darlow save.
Townsend pulled one back for the Magpies with a marvelous dribble in from the right flank, cutting in to lash a left footed shot home from outside the 18.
Aleksandar Mitrovic had a goal called back for offside late, and that was it for Newcastle.