Soccer-Almiron on target as ruthless Newcastle thump Southampton

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Nov 6 (Reuters) - Newcastle United produced different ruthlessly awesome show successful a 4-1 Premier League triumph implicit struggling Southampton astatine the St Mary's Stadium connected Sunday, with Miguel Almiron bagging his seventh extremity successful arsenic galore games.

Quickfire second-half goals from substitute Chris Wood and Joe Willock each but sealed a 4th consecutive triumph for Newcastle, with Bruno Guimaraes adding a precocious flourish aft Romain Perraud's consolation extremity for the hosts.

The effect lifted Newcastle, who extended their unbeaten tally to 9 matches, provisionally into 3rd spot connected 27 points from 14 games, earlier Tottenham Hotspur's crippled against Liverpool aboriginal connected Sunday.

Southampton remained 18th connected 12 points aft a sixth decision successful 9 games, having dropped into the relegation portion aft Leicester City's triumph implicit Everton connected Saturday.

"I'm precise pleased with the result, the show wasn't our champion but I'm not going to prime it to pieces," Newcastle manager Eddie Howe said. "We were not astatine our champion but we scored 4 fantastic goals.

"It was a pugnacious crippled for us, Southampton dropped into bottommost 3 yesterday truthful we knew they would amusement a reaction. It feels a small level due to the fact that we didn't deed the heights which we person successful different weeks, but we were objective erstwhile we needed to be."

After a frantic and fast-paced opening half-hour, a speedy Newcastle interruption enactment Almiron done connected extremity and helium dribbled past Ainsley Maitland-Niles earlier calmly rolling the shot past goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu with 35 minutes connected the clock.

Newcastle made a quiescent commencement to the 2nd fractional but doubled their pb with their archetypal onslaught aft the interruption erstwhile Jacob Murphy recovered Wood successful the container and the substitute fired a superb changeable into the bottommost country aft 58 minutes.

Kieran Trippier slipped a delightful done shot for Willock to latch connected to and poke past Bazunu 4 minutes aboriginal earlier Perraud pulled backmost a extremity successful the 89th infinitesimal successful stunning fashion, cutting wrong the sliding Dan Burn and curling his changeable into the net.

The visitors were relentless, however, and restored their three-goal vantage successful the archetypal infinitesimal of stoppage clip erstwhile Allan Saint-Maximin acceptable up Guimaraes extracurricular the container and the midfielder curled a superb effort past the diving Bazunu.

Reporting by Hritika Sharma successful Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon and Ed Osmond

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