Friday 16 November 2018

Kenedy pays off with a double

Newcastle United 3 Southampton 0

Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his side's second goal. Photo: Getty Images
Kenedy of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his side's second goal. Photo: Getty Images

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Kenedy repaid his loan fee in a single afternoon as he claimed a double in Newcastle's priceless win. The Chelsea midfielder struck after just 63 seconds and then again with 29 minutes gone to pave the way for a vital victory before Matt Ritchie completed the job 12 minutes into the second half.

With his side's next game against Huddersfield in three weeks' time, Rafael Benitez knew they could not miss three points towards their survival target, and his players did not disappoint.

They embark for a training camp in Spain next week knowing they need eight more from as many games to hit Benitez's target of 40 points for survival.

By contrast, the Saints head into their FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan next weekend in real peril after their return to league action.

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