Oct 15, 2017 at 4pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,437
Southampton
2-2
NewcastleNewcastle United
Gabbiadini (49', 75' pen.)
Gabbiadini (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Hayden (20'), Perez (51')
Yedlin (40'), Hayden (79')

Rafael Benitez: 'Newcastle United have to be better'

Benitez:
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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez wants his team to "be better" after they were pegged back twice by Southampton for a 2-2 draw at St Mary's.

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has urged his team to "be better" after they were pegged back twice by Southampton for a 2-2 draw at St Mary's.

The Magpies twice led through Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez, but a Manolo Gabbiadini brace - the second of which came from the spot - ensured a share of the spoils.

Benitez told Sky Sports News after the game: "At least we get a point and the team showed we finished with ambition.

"We gave them the chance to score with the penalty. We did well, but still conceded two goals, so something was wrong.

"We have to work hard, keep improving. We can be better and we have to be better, and hopefully we will be better. We have to defend better, attack better and keep the ball better."

The result sees Newcastle remain ninth in the Premier League table.

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Ben Davies and Ayoze Perez in action during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur on August 13, 2017
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