15:00. Rodgers insists his side will improve and on Balotelli running on to the pitch just before kick-off at the start of the second half, says: "It had no bearing at all on the result." And with that, we'll call it a day. Thank you for joining us today, as Newcastle overcame
Southampton will be looking to build on their good form before the international break when they face Newcastle United at St Mary's on Saturday.
The majority of people tipped the saints to struggle this season with the departure of their coach Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham and a £92 million summer clear-out.