He may have been on the losing side but Saints keeper Alex McCarthy's saves had given Southampton a fighting chance of getting a result
Southampton goalkeeper McCarthy: "It's definitely a tough one to take. In the second half Newcastle didn't have many clear chances but it's a little error that has cost us a point.
"After the way the first half panned out, I thought we could stay in this. It's very disappointing to come away with nothing. It's frustrating.
"I've not had much luck with penalties but I ended up guessing. We haven't had a few results go our way lately. We have played well but it's a hard one to take."
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, speaking to Match of the Day: "We have a had a tough time, but it's been a good week. There is a marked improvement.
"The three players brought in in January have helped us. It has been difficult, but 35 points with eight to go is good. It's another one off, we are back running and again and it's decent."