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:
© SilverHub
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.

Ben Davies and Ayoze Perez in action during the Premier League game between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur on August 13, 2017
Read Next:
Perez: 'Benitez has given me confidence'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185