Eljero Elia added to his Southampton account by grabbing his second against Newcastle United to make it 2-1 at St James Park. 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. Shane Long did well the supply the Dutchman but it was Elia who did the brunt of the work:
Eljero Elia earlier scored his first goal for the Saints with this tasty finish:
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.