Manolo Gabbiadini double earns Southampton 2-2 draw against Newcastle United
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Manolo Gabbiadini double earns Southampton 2-2 draw against Newcastle United

Manolo Gabbiadini equalised twice for Southampton to cancel out goals by Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez to earn a point against Newcastle.

football Updated: Oct 15, 2017 23:03 IST
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Second Manolo Gabbiadini goal came from a penalty conceded by Newcastle United defender Florian Lejeune.(AFP)

Manolo Gabbiadini earned Southampton a point by scoring both goals in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at St Mary’s on Sunday.

The Italian striker equalised twice for the hosts, first with a fine solo effort in the 49th minute to cancel out Isaac Hayden’s first-half opener.

Newcastle regained the lead two minutes later through Ayoze Perez, but Gabbiadini replied from the penalty spot in the 75th minute after Shane Long had been brought down by Florian Lejeune.

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Gabbiadini’s double saved Southampton from a third successive home defeat and lifted them two places to 10th in the table, while Newcastle remain ninth.

Late Rooney penalty rescues draw for Everton at Brighton

Wayne Rooney scored a 90th-minute penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw for Everton, whose difficult start to the season continued at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday.

The hosts had looked on course to take all three points from a drab match when Anthony Knockaert pounced on a loose ball and fired home eight minutes from fulltime.

Yet Brighton defender Bruno caught Dominic Calvert-Lewin with an elbow in the final minute and Rooney converted the resulting penalty.

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Ronald Koeman’s side almost snatched victory in the 94th minute, but Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan produced fine saves to deny Kevin Mirallas and Calvert-Lewin on the follow-up.

Having spent around 140 million pounds ($186 million) in the close season transfer window, fuelling fan hopes that they could challenge higher up the table, Everton have won just two of their opening eight matches and pressure is mounting on boss Koeman.

First Published: Oct 15, 2017 23:03 IST