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Perez hat-trick lifts Newcastle 10 points clear

20 Apr 2019
Ayoze Perez NEWSOU cele

Spaniard's treble earns 3-1 win over Southampton that increases gap to relegation zone

Ayoze Perez scored his first hat-trick for Newcastle United to earn a 3-1 victory over Southampton at St James' Park.

The Spaniard put Newcastle ahead on 27 minutes when he held off Maya Yoshida, before firing into the bottom corner. 

Four minutes later Perez doubled Newcastle's advantage, getting on the end of Salomon Rondon's cross to finish. 

In the second half, Southampton improved and pulled a goal back on 59 minutes through Mario Lemina, one of two half-time substitutes, who curled beyond Martin Dubravka.

Perez sealed the win and claimed the match ball when he diverted in Matt Ritchie's header on 86 minutes.

Premier League

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
12 CRY 38 -2 49
13 NEW 38 -6 45
14 BOU 38 -14 45
15 BUR 38 -23 40
16 SOU 38 -20 39
17 BHA 38 -25 36
18 CAR 38 -35 34

It secured a second successive win that lifts Newcastle to 12th on 41 points, 10 off the relegation zone.

Southampton are 16th with 36 points.

See: Newcastle report | Southampton report

Next fixtures

Newcastle: 27 April v Brighton (A)
Southampton: 23 Apr v Watford (A)

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