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Southampton’s late penalty frustrates Newcastle in 2-2 draw

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(AP) — NEWCASTLE, England — After a 2-2 stalemate at St. James’ Park on Saturday, Newcastle and Southampton are still looking for their first Premier League wins of the season.

Southampton came from behind twice to keep the pressure on Newcastle boss Steve Bruce, with James Ward-Prowse snatching a point with a last-gasp penalty.

After Newcastle was wrongly awarded a VAR decision for the third league game in a row, the Saints captain scored to make it 2-2 six minutes into stoppage time.

Southampton deserved it after out-playing and out-thinking their opponents for much of the game, but they found themselves chasing after Newcastle’s Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin scored either side of Mohamed Elyounoussi’s 74th-minute equalizer.

Southampton has two points from three games, while Newcastle has only one point from three games.

During a dismal first half, Bruce was subjected to chants of “We want Brucie out.”

The suspense came right at the end of the game, when substitute Ryan Fraser’s attempt was cleared off the line, and Saint-Maximin came back to score what appeared to be the game-winner.

That is, until referee Paul Tierney was requested to review Jamaal Lascelles’ challenge on Armstrong, giving Ward-Prowse the opportunity to win the game late.

Written by Evanium Beryl

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