Alan Shearer reacts to Newcastle 3 Southampton 1 and special message for one player
Alan Shearer watched on as Newcastle made absolutely sure of Premier League safety.
After a terrible opening 25 minutes, the game roared into life.
Ayoze Perez scoring two goals within four minutes to put Newcastle in control.
The first an excellent solo effort and the second seeing a brilliant Rondon run and sixth assist of the season as he put it on a plate for the Spaniard at the back post.
The Saints were well in control in the second half but apart from Lemina’s excellent 59th minute finish, they had no cutting edge.
With only four minutes on the clock Ayoze Perez made it absolutely sure, grabbing his first Premier League hat-trick for Newcastle with a header in the 86th minute.
Alan Shearer reacting by saying Perez is a sure thing for his Premier League team of the week after a ‘very impressive’ performance.
Newcastle move on to 41 points and with three games to play, could very well pass last season’s 44 points total.
“Very impressive again Ayoze Perez.
“Premier League team of the week for you!”
Stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 3 Southampton 1
Perez 27, 31, 86
Possession was Southampton 57% Newcastle 43%
Total shots were Southampton 15 Newcastle 14
Shots on target were Southampton 3 Newcastle 6
Corners were Southampton 11 Newcastle 4
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Schar (Fernandez 69), Dummett, Ritchie, Hayden (Diame 78), Ki, Almiron (Atsu 64), Perez, Rondon
Darlow, Shelvey, Muto, Yedlin
Crowd: 52,191(1,700 Southampton)
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