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Back in Tyne: Five splendid wins against Southampton

Written by Luke Vinton

Ahead of Newcastle United's Premier League clash with Southampton on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm BST), we take a look at some of the Magpies' memorable victories against the Saints at St. James' Park...

Cissé stunner in four-midable Magpies display (2013)

Newcastle came from behind to claim a 4-2 victory over Mauricio Pochettino's side in an enthralling meeting on 'French Day' at St. James' Park.

It was two French midfielders who scored the opening goals, with Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin giving the away side an early lead before Moussa Sissoko, one of five French players signed in January, equalised for United from close range.

Before the half-time whistle, Papiss Cissé sent Newcastle into the lead with a long range half-volley but were pegged back in the second half through Rickie Lambert's 100th goal for the South Coast club.

Yohan Cabaye regained Newcastle's lead with a penalty in front of the Gallowgate End before Jan Hooiveld's own goal sealed the win for Alan Pardew's men.

Kenedy's brilliant brace (2018)

Newcastle took a huge step towards Premier League safety following a comfortable 3-0 win against the Saints.

Kenedy marked his first goal for the club after 63 seconds, collecting Jonjo Shelvey's excellent pass on his chest before spinning and striking a half-volley into the Leazes End before the Brazilian added his second after completing a swift counter-attack from a Southampton corner.

After netting in the Magpies' previous league contest - a crucial 1-0 victory against Manchester United - Matt Ritchie continued his goalscoring run by scoring a 20-yard strike in the second half to seal the first of four consecutive wins for Rafa Benítez's side.

First half masterclass in five-star performance (2000)

Newcastle were far too strong for Southampton after racing into a four-goal lead after 31 scintillating minutes.

The Magpies led 2-0 after four minutes, with in-form forward Duncan Ferguson grabbing a quick-fire brace before Nolberto Solano's strike and an own goal from Richard Dryden put Sir Bobby Robson's side in cruise control. 

Nikos Dabizas managed to add his name onto the scoresheet, with the centre-back scoring in consecutive games after his strike against West Ham, to add further gloss towards a convincing victory against the Saints.

Shearer gets United off to winning start (1998)

After starting their Premier League campaign with a winless run of four matches, Newcastle hammered Southampton 4-0 to record Ruud Gullit's first win as Newcastle United manager.

Alan Shearer scored the first of his 14 league goals in the 1998/99 season inside eight minutes before netting from the penalty spot against his former club after Jason Dodd received a red card for the Saints.

The Magpies extended their lead in the final stages courtesy of an own goal from Scott Marshall and Temuri Ketsbaia's last minute strike.

400 not out for Shearer (2005)

Newcastle earned a 2-1 win against the Saints as Alan Shearer netted the 400th goal of his career.

The prolific forward, who had been sidelined for two months, broke the deadlock from the penalty spot after Shola Ameobi was brought down by Callum Davenport before Titus Bramble doubled Newcastle's advantage after flicking in a shot towards the near post.

Peter Crouch managed to sneak a goal back for the Saints but Newcastle, who could have scored more to put the game out of Southampton's reach, survived a tense finish to secure maximum points.

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