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McClaren era at Newcastle starts with 2-2 draw against Southampton in Premier League

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NEWCASTLE, England — Southampton substitute headed a late equalizer to earn a 2-2 draw at Newcastle on Sunday and deny a winning Premier League start in charge of the home side.

Goals from and new signing Gini Wijnaldum put Newcastle in command after 's 24th-minute opener for the visitors at St James' Park.

But Long, a 65th-minute replacement, rose to power home a cross from the with 11 minutes to go to secure a point.

It could have been even worse for McClaren, who watched Southampton striker miss two glorious chances to win it in the closing seconds.

First Mane had a shot blocked by and then saw another effort drift just wide of the beaten 's right-hand post.

PHOTO: Southampton's Shane Long, right, scores his goal past Newcastle United's Daryl Jannmaat, center, during their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Southampton's Shane Long, right, scores his goal past Newcastle United's Daryl Jannmaat, center, during their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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PHOTO: Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum, center, celebrates his goal with his teammates during their English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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