Southampton’s newest star opens his scoring account

Eljero Elia opened up his Saints account against Newcastle United at St James park with a tasty finish. The 27-year-old has only just joined Southampton on loan from Werder Bremen until the end of the season. Elia made and impressive debut last week against Manchester United and continued to build on that form against John Carver’s side.

Newcastle United had put a valiant effort against league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last time out, but the Blues were too strong and held out for a 2-0 draw. However, they’re up against a Southampton who are currently the in-form team in the league, going five games unbeaten with two wins coming against Arsenal and Manchester United.