Was It A Good Point?

Last updated : 30 October 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez described his side's goalless draw away to Southampton as a "positive result", despite the Magpies extending their winless start to the Premier League season.

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Saints midfielder Mario Lemina went closest to breaking the deadlock midway through the first half but his clever flick struck the post as Mark Hughes' side failed to register a first home win of the campaign.

The hosts had the better chances to win the game, however Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka produced a string of fine saves to preserve his clean sheet and end Newcastle's run of three consecutive league defeats.

"We are in a difficult position but it is a small step forward in terms of confidence and showing the team can compete," said Benitez.

"In terms of work rate and team spirit I can't complain. The fans realise it's a difficult situation and they got behind the team.

"In the circumstances it is a positive result, a clean sheet and one point away."