The Magpies will host Southampton in a late Premier League clash tonight at St James Park.
Date: Saturday, 17 January, 2015 arsenal
Venue: St James Park
Referee: Robert Madley
- Newcastle are the only club with such amount of players out from first team action.
- Striker Cheick Tiote and striker Papiss Demba Cisse are out with international duty.
- Ryan Taylor and Robert Elliot are doubtful for this clash.
- Jonas Gutierrez is still not match fit.
- The away side are also not far away from the Magpies, they have seven players out with injuries and three have joined their national sides.
- Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama have also joined the sidelines. Steven Davis is likely to take a place with Harrison Reed in midfield.
- Emmanuel Mayuka and Sadio Mane have joined the Africa Cup of Nations while Maya Yoshida has also left for Asia Cup.
- Sam Gallagher, Jake Hesketh, Jay Rodriguez, and Jack Cork all remain sideleined.
- The Saints are unbeaten in their last three meetings against Newcastle.
- The last two games have ended in favour of Southampton with the same scoreline 4- 0.
- Graziano Pelle has stroke woodwork five times, more than any other player in the Premier League.
- Newcastle have not scored in five of their last nine defeats against the Saints.
- The Magpies are unbeaten against the Saints since 1996-1997 season at St James Park.
Newcastle United 1 – 1 Southampton
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