WATCH: Match highlights as Newcastle beat Southampton 3-0 at St James' Park
Last Updated: 11/03/18 12:39am
Kenedy repaid his loan fee in a single afternoon as he claimed a double in Newcastle's priceless 3-0 Premier League win over Southampton.
The on-loan Chelsea midfielder struck after just 63 seconds and then again with 29 minutes gone to pave the way for a vital victory before Matt Ritchie completed the job 12 minutes into the second half.
With his side not playing again until Huddersfield head for St James' Park in three weeks' time, manager Rafael Benitez knew they simply could not afford to pass up the opportunity to claim three points towards their survival target, and his players did not disappoint in front of a crowd of 52,246.
They will embark for a four-day training camp in Spain next week knowing they need eight more from as many games to hit Benitez's target of 40 points for survival.
By contrast, the Saints will head into their FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan next weekend in real peril on their return to league action.
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