Did not have much to do in a first half in which the home side were well on top. Called into action much more in the second period, saving well from Rodriguez on one occasion, but could not do anything about the England forward's goal.
Did not look quite as assured as he has done recently alongside Coloccini, hurrying clearances and getting himself in a muddle trying to head balls at waist height.
Connected well with Anita's corner in the opening five minutes but failed to direct his effort on target. Had an even better chance in the second half as he continued to get forward but saw his snapshot held by Gazzaniga. Still as important defensively as ever.
Looked secure as ever and was dominant in the air, proving too tough for even Lambert to get the better of him. Constantly composed but unable to prevent his side from conceding a costly equaliser.
Wasted a good chance from a dangerous free kick when he failed to test Gazzaniga. Was limping for long periods of the first half after tussling with Lambert.
Took on set-piece responsibilities in the absence of Cabaye and picked out Debuchy cleverly enough in the opening stages. Showed some really neat footwork in the middle of the park and in advanced positions that put the Southampton defence on their heels. Looking more comfortable in the middle the more games that he gets under his belt.
Another powerful display from the Frenchman as he surged down the wings at any given opportunity, be it on the left or right. Displayed a better touch on occasions, too, that saw him involved in some nice build-up, but the odd one still goes astray at important moments.
Strong as ever in the centre of the park for Newcastle, the Ivorian battled away in the midfield and looks to have regained some of the confidence that was evidently lacking last season, happily playing his way out of trouble deep in his own half whenever the opportunity arose.
Showed his sharpness early on when he beat Gazzaniga to the ball to set up Remy for what should have been the opening goal. On hand to take advantage of Hooiveld's mistake and cool as a cucumber in taking the chance, rounding the keeper and tapping home.
Will have wondered quite how he failed to give his side the lead when Chambers cleared off the line. Did notlook his usual self in front of goal and passed up another glorious chance when he curled wide after pouncing on Gazzaniga's poor clearance.
Showed endeavor from the first whistle, constantly plugging away and creating chances out of nothing. A worthy adversary in the air for Hooiveld and Lovren but made way for Cisse in the second period.
Caught napping when Gouffran stole in and set up Remy - and that seemed to unsettle him. Given very little protection by his defence, suffering the indignity of being rounded due to the failings of Hooiveld. Almost gifted Newcastle a renewed lead in the second half with a rash clearance that fell to Remy, though he was reprieved.
Had his hands full in the opening period as Newcastle surged forward with wave after wave of attack. Not given much of a helping hand by his partner, Hooiveld, but the pair looked a lot more assured in the second period and dealt with Cisse well when the Senegalese came on.
Dealt with Gouffran well enough down the right as the Frenchman was not allowed much space at all. Had a little more on his plate with the introduction of Ben Arfa but still coped reasonably.
Got his keeper out of tight spot when he cleared Remy's effort off the line after Gazzaniga had reacted too slowly to the loose ball. Was happy to get down the right, too, as his biggest contribution of the game effectively earned his side a point.
Came into the starting line-up in place of Fonte but did nothing to abate his side's recent defensive frailties with a fresh-air swipe that allowed Gouffran in to give the hosts the lead.
Had Southampton's only shot at goal in the first half but his effort from outside the area was straight at Krul. A player whose strengths lie in his technical ability, he was not afforded the necessary time or space by Newcastle's midfield and was taken off at the break for the more streetwise Schneiderlin.
Did not feature much at all in the first half as Newcastle ran the midfield, lacking the strength to go toe-to-toe with Tiote. Like the rest of his team-mates, improved in the second half but did not give his side much in the way of going forward.
Rattled the post with a stunning right-footed effort when the ball sat up nicely for him. Played a big part in the goal, setting up Rodriguez with a beautifully worked one-two. One of Southampton's better performers.
Took his goal well after running the length of the Newcastle half with the ball and pulling off a smart exchange with Davis before slotting home. Had other chances to win it and should have beaten Krul in the second half from point-blank range.
Given rave reviews last time out for his goal against Manchester City but the Italian failed to spark into life this time as he struggled at times with the physicality of the Newcastle defence. Did not get the chance to redeem himself in the second period as he was whipped off at the break for Lallana.
Netted in the Saints' 4-2 defeat here last season and was played into a promising position in the first half to repeat that feat but chose to cross instead. Looked more lively in the second period, proving a tricky customer down the right for the struggling Santon and laid on a couple of chances for Rodriguez.