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.
Fantastic, fantastic goal from Southampton. That's brilliant ball movement. Elia hugs Koeman in celebration of his first goal. Great sight.
— B Larsen | MarsBars© (@BLarsenAFC1886) January 17, 2015
Elia. Welcome to 2010.
— Kevin McCauley (@kevinmccauley) January 17, 2015
Elia's 1st Premier League goal. Saints 1-0.
— Arsène's Son (@hughwizzy) January 17, 2015