Southampton substitute Shane Long headed a late equalizer to earn a 2-2 draw at Newcastle on Sunday and deny Steve McClaren a winning Premier League start in charge of the home side.
Goals from Papiss Cisse and new signing Gini Wijnaldum put Newcastle in command after Graziano Pelle’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 Dusan Tadic with 11 minutes to go to secure a point.
It could have been even worse for McClaren, who watched Southampton striker Sadio Mane miss two glorious chances to win it in the closing seconds.
First Mane had a shot blocked by Jack Colback and then saw another effort drift just wide of the beaten Tim Krul’s right-hand post.