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Nicolai Jorgensen in danger of putting Newcastle United and Southampton off

12 March, 2018, 12:15 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Newcastle star Jamaal Lascelles sends warning to relegation rivals Southampton

The result left Newcastle 13th on 32 points from 30 games while Southampton are 17th on 28 points having won only one of their last 17 Premier League fixtures.

"We need to take one step at a time", he told NUFC TV.

Alan Pardew's side have lost three on the spin since that incident and the former Magpies boss is clinging to his job.

"It is hard to talk to the fans and say we are getting better because since January the team lift performances but now we need results".

Rafael Benitez said he trusts his Newcastle players both on and off the pitch as he prepares to take them away to Spain ahead of a crucial Premier League run-in.

Conceding 44 goals in the Premier League so far this season, Southampton may not have the worst defence but they do have one of the most error prone.

Southampton have two of the best full-backs in the league and Pellegrino is expected to stick with them for this game.

They could do with Islam Slimani being fit, though. Guido Carrillo, who is now the first choice striker for Southampton, has not done enough but should retain his place in the side for this tie.

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Kenedy, who was loaned to Newcastle by champions Chelsea in January, opened the scoring in the second after controlling a looping Jonjo Shelvey pass with his chest and turning superbly to beat visiting keeper Alex McCarthy.

By contrast Southampton remain firmly in the mire and their display will raise further concerns as to whether Pellegrino is the right man to keep them up.

In only six starts, the Chelsea loan player has scored two goals and got one assist for Newcastle, which incidentally is the exact same return from Christian Atsu in 26 NUFC appearances (19 starts, 7 from the bench) this season. Goals: Kenedy 2, 29, Ritchie 57.

"The spirit of the team and the attitude of the team is everything", Pellegrino said.

"These games are ones you can not lose".

This run has seen them sink to their lowest ebb of the season and leave fans desperate for some hope to cling to.

This is a huge game for both clubs and a match that neither can really afford to lose.

With the home crowd behind them this weekend, the Geordies 12th man could help make the difference which would leave Pellegrino under real pressure for the Saints final run-in.



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