Newcastle escapes close call with Southampton 2-1

Newcastle topped Southampton 2-1 in a tough tilt in a Football League Cup men’s soccer matchup on Jan. 31.

Newcastle drew first blood by forging a 2-1 margin over Southampton after the first half.

The scoreboard was in hibernation in the final half, with neither team scoring.

Sean Longstaff brought the fire in the form of 2 goals while leading Newcastle to a 2-1 decision at Southampton’s expense on Jan. 31 at St James’ Park. That was just the ingredient needed in this delicious decision.

St James’ Park was merely a stage as Kieran Trippier and Miguel Almirón showcased a myriad of skills for Newcastle via 1 assist each to subdue Southampton 2-1 on Jan. 31. That was the stuff paramount to the verdict.

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