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Manolo Gabbiadini brace earns Southampton a point against Newcastle (2)

Manolo Gabbiadini's double rescued Southampton as his side twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 Premier League draw against Newcastle.


Saints looked to be staring down the barrel of a third straight league defeat when Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez put Newcastle ahead in each half at St Mary's Stadium.

But both times Gabbiadini hit back, his second goal coming from the penalty spot after Newcastle's Florian Lejeune had brought down Shane Long.

Gabbiadini was making his first start in more than a month and Mauricio Pellegrino will hope his brace prompts a return to the sort of form that saw the Italian score six goals in his first four games for Southampton last season.

He had previously only managed one so far this term.

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