This week Ralph Hasenhüttl said he likes going under the radar but that will be increasingly difficult after Southampton surged top of the Premier League, moving to the summit of the English top flight for the first time since 1988. Che Adams opened the scoring as they brushed aside Newcastle to extend their unbeaten run to six matches. Southampton, who this time last year were toiling in the relegation zone, outworked and outclassed Newcastle.
On the touchline Hasenhüttl choreographed another fine Southampton performance, cajoling his supercharged players from the first kick until the last. Newcastle, by contrast, were decidedly flat and eventually the pressure told, when Stuart Armstrong made sure of the points eight minutes from time.