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Match preview: Saints v Newcastle

Southampton welcome Newcastle to St Mary’s today, as they look to build on their second win of the season against QPR last weekend. Having also drawn against Swansea the week before, Southampton will be looking to get a run of results together to help push them up the table. Newcastle on the other hand haven’t won in three, drawing one and losing two. They’ll be hopeful of getting back to winning ways on what is Alan Pardew’s first game back at St Mary’s, since leaving the club in 2010. Here’s a look at the top performers from each team, backed up with stats from the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index: