With both sides in decent form – the Magpies playing well against Chelsea last weekend and the Saints high in confidence after beating Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday – the match has got off to an expectantly entertaining start. After half an hour, both teams have already found the net.
The visitors took the lead after 14 minutes through summer signing Eljero Elia, but the Magpies have responded quickly with a rather bizarre equaliser on the 29 minute mark through French winger Yoan Gouffran.
Here’s a quick look at the goal:
As you can see, Florin Gardos’ tackle appears to push the ball into Gouffran’sknee, before rebounding at quite incredible velocity past Southampton’s Fraser Forster.
Here’s how fans reacted on Social Media:
What a goal from Gouffran
— Jay (@iJayJay_7) January 17, 2015
Beautiful goal! Don't you dare take credit for it Gouffran
— Faustino Rubiks (@QBToons) January 17, 2015
— ByTheMin NUFC (@ByTheMinNUFC) January 17, 2015
Well that was an astonishingly good goal from gouffran mind
— david armstrong (@maxavazoe) January 17, 2015
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