Southampton v Newcastle: match preview

Newcastle have won once in 10 Premier League games, and didn’t score a goal in their four February league matches. Despite those grim statistics, Steve Bruce said he is “quietly confident” of getting a result at St Mary’s, with morale boosted by their FA Cup run, and new contracts given to Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie. Newcastle fans may be more pessimistic – the long journey to Southampton has yielded three points once since 1972. For the hosts, Stuart Armstrong is ruled out with a concussion, so Moussa Djenepo could return in his place. Niall McVeigh

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