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Super-sub Shane Long gets Southampton out of jail

Goals from Papiss Cisse and Georginio Wijnaldum had cancelled out Graziano Pelle’s opener.

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IRELAND INTERNATIONAL SHANE Long came off the bench to rescue Southampton in their opening Premier League game against Newcastle today.

Goals from Papiss Cisse and Georginio Wijnaldum had cancelled out Graziano Pelle’s opener to give the Magpies the advantage.

However, after being introduced off the bench in the 65th minute, Long took less than 15 minutes to make his mark, heading home Dusan Tadic’s cross to make it 2-2.

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