Newcastle United player ratings v Southampton: ‘Remarkable’ 9/10 but ‘jury’s out’ on 5/10 star

Newcastle United player ratings from the 3-1 win against Southampton.

Newcastle United took another step closer to Champions League qualification with a 3-1 win over bottom-side Southampton.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 41st minute when Stuart Armstrong converted Kamaldeen Sulemana’s cross after Bruno Guimaraes was dispossessed by Romeo Lavia in the build up.

But United turned it around after the break. Callum Wilson scored within 10 minutes of coming on as a substitute to tap home Alexander Isak’s delivery.

An own goal by Theo Walcott then handed Eddie Howe’s side the lead before Wilson added his second with a composed finish by goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Here’s our writer Jordan Cronin’s player ratings from the 3-1 win at St James’ Park.

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