Ritchie Blast Makes Saints Worst In League

Last updated : 12 March 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

The stats from Saturday's game:

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◾Newcastle kept a clean sheet for the first time in 13 league games against Southampton, since a 1-0 win in October 2003.
◾The Magpies scored as many goals this afternoon as they had in their previous six combined at St James' Park in the Premier League (three).
◾Matt Ritchie's strike was the 12th goal Southampton have conceded from outside the box in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
◾Kenedy's opener was his first in the Premier League for Newcastle and his second overall in the competition. His first came after 39 seconds (vs Norwich in March 2016), while the first goal today came with 63 seconds on the clock.
◾Kenedy is the first Newcastle player to score twice at St James' Park in the Premier League since Georginio Wijnaldum in May 2016.
◾After a run of 10 Premier League games without a goal or assist, Dwight Gayle has had a hand in four goals in his last four appearances in the competition (two goals, two assists).
◾Jonjo Shelvey provided two assists in a Premier League game for the fourth time in total, and the first time since May 2015 for Swansea against Stoke.