Newcastle places Southampton below strain


Nothing at Newcastle lately is ever secure. Nothing is ever snug. You can even go as far as to say that nothing is ever promising or auspicious.

What there’s at St. James’ Park, although, pending Saturday’s late Premier League kickoff, is a five-point hole between Newcastle and the relegation zone for the primary time since December.

What there’s, for the primary time shortly, is a few respiration room. Not consolation. However some respiration room.

And there was a fairly spectacular efficiency to go together with it. The Magpies heaped all types of strain on Southampton, and relieved a number of the strain beforehand weighing them down, with a 3-0 victory over the Saints.

Chelsea loanee Kenedy was the protagonist. The Brazilian bagged two objectives within the opening half-hour, the second after a mistake from Southampton’s Mario Lemina and a splendidly executed counter assault. Ayoze Perez rewarded Dwight Gayle’s lung-bursting run, and Gayle, composed as might be, picked out Kenedy for a tap-in.

Kenedy bagged two goals, and Newcastle lifted itself five points clear of the relegation zone. (Getty)

Kenedy bagged two objectives, and Newcastle lifted itself 5 factors away from the relegation zone. (Getty)

Matt Ritchie discovered the underside nook for a 3rd Newcastle objective after halftime, and the house aspect cruised from there.

In the meantime, Southampton stays only one level above the relegation zone.

West Brom loses once more

West Brom – backside of the desk, and 7 factors off nineteenth place heading into the weekend – took an early lead at house towards Leicester, however threw it away.

Or somewhat, Jamie Vardy snatched it away:

After which Riyad Mahrez scored the winner in what ultimately grew to become a 4-1 Leicester win.

Kelechi Iheanacho received a objective and an help, an amazing signal for the Foxes.

Chaos at West Ham

West Ham didn’t simply lose its third straight recreation. It suffered its third straight three-goal defeat. After two 4-1 losses, it dropped a 3-0 determination to Burnley that left it in sixteenth place, simply three factors above the relegation zone.

The larger story, although, was fan mayhem. West Ham followers invaded the London Stadium pitch, clashed with gamers and brought on chaos within the stands. West Ham has launched an investigation into the incidents – manifestations of anger on the membership’s administrators.

Different scores

Everton 2-0 Brighton
Huddersfield 0-0 Swansea

Crystal Palace, down 2-0 at halftime to Chelsea, was on its solution to one other defeat.

Earlier within the day, Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Outdated Trafford to solidify its place within the prime 4.

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Henry Bushnell covers international soccer, and infrequently different ball video games, for Yahoo Sports activities. Have a tip? Query? Remark? E mail him at or comply with him on Twitter @HenryBushnell.



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