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Saints continue their search of securing their Premier League safety.

The Magpies dominated the first half, a Perez brace grace furnishing them with a two goal lead.

Hasenhuttl made two changes at half time, bringing on Lemina and Armstrong in place of Sims and Stephens.

Lemina marked his return with a goal that brought Saints back into the match.

The St Mary’s side then went in search on an equaliser, only for Perez to bag his hat-trick with a header in the final minutes.

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