Newcastle 2-2 Southampton: James Ward-Prowse last-minute penalty denies Toon victory

Report and free highlights as Newcastle and Southampton go into the international break winless in the Premier League; Callum Wilson’s header was cancelled out by Mohamed Elyounoussi equaliser; Allan Saint-Maximin scored in the 90th minute; James Ward-Prowse converted last-gasp penalty

Saturday 28 August 2021 17:08, UK

James Ward-Prowse scored a dramatic late equaliser for Southampton from the penalty spot after a VAR review in a pulsating 2-2 draw against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

A few boos rung around the stadium at half-time as Newcastle looked slightly lacklustre going forward, but the mood quickly turned into relief when Wilson steered his header home in the 55th minute.

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Southampton looked like they may have been made to regret a huge chance missed by Moussa Djenepo midway through the first half as he missed an open goal from only two yards out.

But Mohamed Elyounoussi found an equaliser with his first Premier League goal for Southampton, bundling in on the rebound from a Freddie Woodman save in the 74th minute.

Allan Saint-Maximin thought he had scored the winner in the 90th minute when he finished from close range, but after Adam Armstrong was tripped in the box by Jamaal Lascelles, Ward-Prowse denied the hosts their first Premier League points of the season.


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