Manolo Gabbiadini strikes twice to hand Southampton point against Newcastle

As Mauricio Pellegrino allowed himself a sigh of relief at the full-time whistle, his embrace with his former mentor Rafael Benítez said it all. A hard-fought encounter, during which Newcastle twice took the lead through Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Pérez before Southampton were rescued by two goals from Manolo Gabbiadini, ended with the substitute Steven Davis clearing a Florian Lejeune header from under his own crossbar.

Such are the margins in the Premier League, where the two managers with contrasting levels of experience saw their players produce an honest and entertaining match. Both will surely be relatively happy to see their clubs sit in mid-table at this stage of the campaign.

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As Mauricio Pellegrino allowed himself a sigh of relief at the full-time whistle, his embrace with his former mentor Rafael Benítez said it all. A hard-fought encounter, during which Newcastle twice took the lead through Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Pérez before Southampton were rescued by two goals from Manolo Gabbiadini, ended with the substitute Steven Davis clearing a Florian Lejeune header from under his own crossbar.Such are the margins in the Premier League, where the two managers with contrasting levels of experience saw their players produce an honest and entertaining match. Both will surely be relatively happy to see their clubs sit in mid-table at this stage of the campaign. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/15/southampton-newcastle-united-premier-league-match-report

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