Southampton moved to the top of the Premier League for the first time ever with a comfortable win over Newcastle.

Che Adams’ superb first-half volley and Stuart Armstrong’s second-half effort ensured Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side emerged as worthy winners.

Saints last led the English top flight back in September 1988, before the formation of the Premier League, when they were at the former ground The Dell and the manager was Chris Nicholl.

It proved a disappointing evening for Newcastle, who remain 11th in the table.

1. Top 10 of the EPL Table as of Friday, November 6, 2020
2. Bottom 10 of the EPL Table as of Friday, November 6, 2020

Steve Bruce’s side were woeful in attack, barely creating a chance on goal, while contributing to their defeat with careless defending for both goals.

Miguel Almiron’s failure to clear his lines allowed Theo Walcott to pick out Adams for the opener, while Sean Longstaff gifted possession to Armstrong on the edge of his own penalty area for the second.

Walcott, Jan Bednarek and Oriol Romeu all went close to extending Southampton’s lead as they racked up their fifth win in six games.

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