Newcastle beat struggling Saints

FOOTBALL: January signing Moussa Sissoko scored his third in six games as Newcastle beat fellow strugglers Southampton 4-2 to climb clear of the Premier League relegation battle yesterday. Sissoko cancelled out Morgan Schneiderlin’s early goal before Papiss Cisse put Newcastle in front. Rickie Lambert equalised for Saints, who then conceded a penalty, converted by Yohan Cabaye, and saw Jos Hooiveld net his third own goal of the season. Newcastle now lie 14th, six points off the bottom three and three clear of Southampton in 16th.