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Elia scores twice as 3rd-place Southampton beats Newcastle 2-1 in Premier League

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NEWCASTLE, England — Eljero Elia scored twice as third-place Southampton survived a late penalty appeal to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday in the Premier League.

PHOTO: Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman awaits the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman awaits the start of their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the club with 14 minutes gone and then, after Yoan Gouffran had canceled out his strike with a fortuitous 29th-minute equalizer, restored the visitors' lead 17 minutes into the second half.

Both goals came against the run of play as Newcastle, which has now played four games under caretaker manager John Carver and won none of them, dominated possession for long periods.

The hosts were aggrieved not to be awarded an injury-time penalty when substitute Emmanuel Riviere's shot appeared to hit Jose Fonte's arm.

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