The last two occasions Southampton have scored four goals in a Premier League match away from home, the other side has been relegated at the end of the campaign (Wolves in 2003-04 and Aston Villa in 2015-16). I don't know for the moment.
David Moyes' men - who are now heading for a mid-season break in NY - were brought back down to earth after last week's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace and remain bottom of the league.
Southampton proved too strong for Sunderland as they romped to a 4-0 win over Sunderland at St Mary's on Saturday evening. Darren Gibson and Joleon Lescott are both pushing for their first starts in Sunderland shirts.
Newcastle should go all out in a battle with fierce rivals Sunderland for Southampton striker Sam Gallagher to help ensure their Premier League survival next season.
The visitors will be without centre half Virgil Van Dijk, as well as frontman Charlie Austin and creative winger Sofiane Boufal.
Ward-Prowse wastefully headed wide from Nathan Redmond's clipped cross as Saints sought a third, before Gabbiadini was replaced by Long.
Defoe's two goals against Crystal Palace took him into second place in Sunderland's all-time leading Premier League goalscorers with 33 goals, one ahead of Niall Quinn on 32 - although he is 28 goals behind Kevin Phillips (61 goals). The players have shown the standard they can play at.
They have failed to score a few times in 20 of their 24 league fixtures this season. They've also lost three on the bounce away against bottom-three sides, and they've won only once in their last seven trips to the Stadium of Light in all competition, so it would be a big achievement for them to come home with three points.
Sunderland have kept as many clean sheets in their last two league outings (2) as they did in the 22 games under David Moyes prior to that. This will certainly give the Black Cats ample rest before continuing the relegation dogfight.
Mid-table Southampton extended its lead in first-half stoppage time when Dusan Tadic picked out Gabbiadini's run inside the penalty area.