England international winger Theo Walcott was an unused substitute as Southampton and hosts Newcastle United shared a four-goal thriller over the weekend. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in the matchweek three Premier League clash played at the St. James Park on Saturday afternoon.

Theo Walcott started his career at Southampton before he signed for Arsenal as a teenager in January 2006. He was with the Gunners for 12 years before Everton snapped him up for £20m.Walcott returned to Southampton on loan from Everton for the entire duration of last season before his loan spell was made permanent this summer at the end of his contract at Everton. Theo Walcott was given a two-year deal by the Saints as a free transfer signing this summer.

Walcott was in the starting line-up as Southampton picked up their first point of the new league season at the second time of asking via the impressive 1-1 draw at home to title challengers Manchester United. The Saints had lost 3-1 at Everton on the opening weekend despite taking the lead through summer signing Adam Armstrong.

Walcott was left on the bench for the third game of the new Premier League campaign at Newcastle United as Southampton came from behind twice to secure a point. The Saints dominated possession but had to rely on a last gasp equaliser from skipper James Ward-Prowse to secure a 2-2 draw. The England international scored the spot kick in the sixth minute of added time. The Magpies had taken the lead for the second time in the game when Allan Saint-Maximin scored in the first minute of added time but they were unable to see it out.

All the four goals scored in the latest league clash between hosts Newcastle United and Southampton came in the second half. The home team took the lead on 55 minutes through Callum Wilson before Norwegian international Mohamed Elyounoussi cancelled out the opening goal from England international Wilson on 74 minutes.

With the result from their matchweek three encounter, both Southampton and Newcastle United are still looking for their first three points of the new season.