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VIDEO: Newcastle fans in home end get attacked by Southampton supporters

Newcastle United fans in the home end of Thursday night’s Premier League game, get attacked by angry Southampton supporters.

Around 3,500 Magpies fans made the huge 650 miles round trip to watch their side pull off a 2-1 victory and move away from the drop zone.

However there was such a big following of away fans that some of those managed to get tickets in the wrong stand, getting punched as stewards took them out of the ground, though gave it as good as they got before leaving.

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The game itself saw Bruno Guimaraes score a stunning goal on his first start for Newcastle as they extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to nine matches with a 2-1 win over Southampton at St Mary’s.

Making his first start since joining from Lyon for £40m in January, Guimaraes performed a backheel volley (52) which ended up being decisive in a game that went down to the wire.

The first half saw its first goal when Stuart Armstrong (25) headed Southampton deservedly in front moments after Armando Broja over hit his effort.

Kyle Walker-Peters got on the end of James Ward-Prowse’s pass down the left-hand side and the full-back’s cross was headed back into the six-yard box by Mohamed Elyounoussi, where Armstrong was on hand to put the ball over the line with the help of a deflection off Dan Burn.

Player ratings

Southampton: Forster (6), Livramento (6), Bednarek (6), Salisu (6), Walker-Peters (6), S Armstrong (7), Ward-Prowse (7), Romeu (7), Elyounoussi (6), Adams (7), Broja (6).

Subs: A Armstrong (n/a), Long (n/a), Djenepo (n/a).

Newcastle: Dubravka (7), Krafth (6), Schar (6), Burn (8), Targett (7), Shelvey (7), Guimaraes (8), Willock (6), Fraser (6), Murphy (6), Wood (7).

Subs: Longstaff (n/a), Manquillo (n/a), Almiron (n/a).

Man of the match: Bruno Guimaraes.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe hailed his side’s team spirit and togetherness and praised Guimaraes for seizing his chance on his first start for the club.

“We were very dogged and determined and disciplined in our defensive shape,” he told Sky Sports.

“Martin [Dubravka] made a couple of really good saves and even at the end the lads were throwing themselves in the way of the ball to stop a goal.

“The team spirit is second to none and you need that on nights like this.”

On Guimaraes, he added: “That relationship with players and supporters is so important and the Newcastle supporters have made the new guys feel very, very welcome.

“They’ve got a really good relationship with Bruno and it’s only going to help if he produces moments like that on a regular basis.

“It was a brilliant finish from a player who has got outstanding attributes and I was really pleased for him tonight.

“I’ve said all along there’s no doubting his quality, he’s an outstanding player, but the team has worked very well and I’ve been reluctant to change it.

“But he took his chance today and played very well.”

Newcastle striker Chris Wood expressed his delight at scoring his first goal for the club and hailed Guimaraes’ impact after he struck their winner at St Mary’s.

He told Sky Sports: “It was a very tough, very hard-fought win. We knew they were a good side. They’ve been outstanding here on their home patch.

“It was going to take a lot to win and the character showed by the boys was outstanding. It’s something we’re trying to instil in this team for the future.

“It’s nice to be off the mark. Now I can tick on and get more until the end of the season. But it’s all about the boys in the dressing room. They worked hard and Jonjo’s pinpoint ball made it a lot easier for me to score.”

On Guimaraes, he added: “Bruno with a bit of Brazilian flair to bring into the team! It’s unbelievable for him. His first start for the club and he’s already a fan favourite which is fantastic to see because he’s got a lot to give us.”

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl felt his side were unfortunate not to take anything from the game, telling Sky Sports: “It wasn’t a bad game from us but not a successful one and that is frustrating, definitely.

“I don’t like to use stats very often but I think we had 11 shots inside the box today and had very good opportunities, while they only had four or five. That shows you how often we created things.

“They defended quite well and were always a threat with long balls, high balls and set pieces.

“That is a way you can win games, for sure, and today they did it. We lost a game that we didn’t need to lose.

“The difference at the moment is that we don’t score from our chances as often as we could and Premier League games are decided by small margins.”

He added: “At the moment, we don’t give away a lot but we concede too many goals and that’s a little bit too easy at the moment. This is what we have to stop because it makes it tough to win games.”

There was plenty of social media reaction as Newcastle fans in the home end get attacked by Southampton supporters…

kiandixon._: could you be arsed to fight a fan sitting in the home end it’s not like we’re anywhere near eachother

christiancallaghanmusic: Up the Mags ⚫️⚪️

little_asher_j: He got a few in the boy… credit where credits due

cavan_farrell: Tbf still banging punches at one of there lads

mhbwarner51: All on CCTV…..bans incoming, fucking idiots the lot of them

clint2179: Fair play to him. Southern shithouses

@EastwoodGreig: Man had a pair of high viz trousers on 😂😂😂

@eddieharland: some of those punches though haha good attempt

@reeceyboy: still find it bizarre that you’d even risk going in the wrong stand

@owenhaddenham: bet the newcastle fans in the wrong end celebrated that bruno goal hard

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