As it happened: Southampton fall to Burnley at St Mary's
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15:308 months ago

Full Time: Southampton 1-2 Burnley

Big credit, once again, has to go to Tarkowski and Mee. They were superb at the back and did well to, largely, nullify Ings. Their partnership is a big reason why Burnley continue to fight off the threat of relegation.

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15:278 months ago

Full Time: Southampton 1-2 Burnley

And that's a wrap! That was a crazy affair. Westwood's bizarre opening goal was cancelled out by a brilliant equaliser from Ings. But it was Vydra, who was only on the pitch because of injuries to Wood and Barnes, with the decisive goal. He'll hope that has given his manager some food for thought. 
15:238 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

90: Huge save from Pope. Hojbjerg sneaks in at the back post and Taylor loses him. The ball makes its way to the midfielder's feet but the Clarets keeper stands tall and blocks his effort from eight yards. Massive chance for the hosts! 
15:198 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

87: Obafemi a bit fortunate to escape a red after elbowing Bardsley in the face. The Southampton substitute received a yellow card. 
15:178 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

85: Adams is on for Long. More goal-threat now for the Saints, perhaps. 
15:168 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

85: Vydra found himself with a one-on-one run against Vestergaard. He shifted to the side of the defender but his strike was easily gathered by McCarthy. 
15:158 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

82: Stephens went on another lung-bursting run and his cross was blocked by the arm of Mee. The officials turned down the penalty appeals. It's a close call. In the Coppa Italia this week, Cristiano Ronaldo won a penalty for initiating a handball in a similar situation. There is a debate to be had. 
15:118 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

80: Burnley have been soaking up a lot of pressure but they had a great chance to make it 3-1. Taylor burst into the box but his drilled cross was not met by anybody running in. Vydra and Hendrick stood still.
15:098 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

78: Obafemi is on for Walker-Peters. The home team have switched to a 3-4-3, a formation that Hasenhuttl has used before. 
15:068 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

75: McNeil does really well to burst past Walker-Peters but his ball across the box is poor. It is intended for Hendrick but the Irishman scuffs his shot wide.
15:038 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

72: McCarthy is feeling the heat. A sloppy clearance gives Burnley the ball back and then the keeper struggles to fist away another swirling Westwood corner. 
15:018 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

70: The weather has helped Burnley, it really has. Southampton simply haven't adjusted to these conditions in the same way that Burnley have. Dyche and his men are very streetwise; a team full of fighters and grafters,
14:588 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

It's a shock to the system for the home side. They will feel they have had the better of the match but they've struggled to create too many clear openings. Burnley haven't had many chances but they've been efficient in taking them. 
14:558 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

That goal will be a huge relief for Vydra. He's been in the shadows for so long at Burnley. In truth, h has been struggling in this match so it was so important for him to take his chance. 
14:528 months ago

Southampton 1-2 Burnley

61: GOAL!!! Vydra with a stunner! Hendrick spots the striker with a floated pass. He controls it on his chest, evades challenges from Vestergaard and Walker-Peters before slamming the ball past a helpless McCarthy. Anything Ings can do...
14:508 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

The game is getting scrappy and risk averse. Southampton don't want to overplay in the current conditions. Neither team wants to leave themselves exposed and that will suit Dyche.
14:478 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

56: Tackles flying in from both teams. Bardsley with a classic Bardsley on Djenepo. Not too much malice in it but he certainly reminded the Saints man what he was up against. 
14:438 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

52: Vestergaard found Ings with a lovely lofted pass but the striker's touch let him down with Pope ready to sweep up. 
14:428 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

50: Vydra produced some lovely skill to skip past Stephens who tripped up the Burnley forward. Bizarrely, the referee said the challenge was fair. 
14:398 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

48: Djenepo released Betrand in the box but the left-back's fierce drive was into the side netting. 
14:368 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

46: Back underway!
14:338 months ago

Half Time: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Burnley have played lots of long balls to combat the high-press of Southampton. Without Wood, it has just meant that the ball is coming back more often than not. Vydra is a dynamic player but he cannot compete physically for these aerial balls. 
14:318 months ago

Half-time: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

It's all been about Ings. Lost focus for the Burnley goal but a simply stunning goal to make it 1-1. The way he nonchalantly turned into space and stroked the ball into the corner from outside the box was remarkable. It reminded me of a trademark Messi strike! England call-up?
14:268 months ago

Half Time: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Southampton had chances to take the lead but never forced Pope into real action. Vydra had Burnley's best chance but his attempt on goal was quickly snuffed out by Vestergaard. 
14:218 months ago

Half Time: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Even at the break. Worth noting that Mee was booked for a challenge on Ings, just before the interval. Burnley will hope to be a bit more adventurous in the second-half. 
14:168 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

45: The game is evening itself out. Southampton playing some nice stuff but Burnley standing firm. The Clarets have been a little short on opportunities in the final third.
14:138 months ago

42: Vydra is struggling with Burnley's direct football. Burnley are missing Wood's hold-up play a little bit. The visitors need to mix their play up a little if they are to get the Cezch international more involved. 
14:098 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

40: A bit of head tennis between the two sides. Djenepo has had an early touch of the ball.
14:088 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

36-39: Boufal has been struggling for a while now. The player is now off the field and receiving treatment. He is the second player who will leave the pitch injured. Djenepo will take his place. 
14:048 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

34: Westwood looked to have played Vydra through but Vestergaard got back to make a crucial tackle. 
14:008 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Southampton doing all the pressing and the probing but Burnley have defended well for the most part. The Clarets will be wary that Vydra cannot do the same hold-up work as Wood but should look to play zippy balls in behind. 
13:568 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

26: Boufal's wicked cross was met by Stephens but the defender could only direct his header onto the crossbar. 
13:558 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

Vestergaard won't be liking the look of Vydra. The substitute is quick and nimble, the complete opposite of Wood. Vestergaard is great with physical tussles but struggles with quicker players.
13:538 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

20: Wood hobbles off the pitch after picking up an innocuous injury. Vydra is on for a rare Premier League appearance. Big chance for the former Derby man.
13:508 months ago

Southampton 1-1 Burnley

18: GOAL!!! Ings has equalised against his old team! The striker was sleeping earlier, allowing Westwood's corner to creep over the line, but now he has rectified his error. After receiving Armstrong's flick, Ings shifted into space before rifling a strike into the bottom corner from 20-yards. Top class. 
13:478 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

15: Vestegaard was slow to a loose ball and has picked up a yellow card after bringing down Cork. Hendrick couldn't make anything of the loose ball and Southampton are let off the hook.
13:438 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

13: Tarkowski is able to control a lofted Westwood free-kick but cannot muster a real chance. The wind is holding the ball in the air and Southampton are struggling to react to it. 
13:408 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

Westwood's goal is Burnley's fastest ever in the Premier League. Speedy! 
13:398 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

9: Stephens storms down the field and almost bulldozes his way through on goal. His efforts won a corner. The Saints are still a bit shell-shocked at the freakish goal that they conceded. Horrible defensive organisation but the conditions certainly played their part. Burnley don't care!
13:378 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

7: Southampton are looking for an immediate response. Lots of possession but little reward. Armstrong's shot was blocked by Mee and they now have themselves a corner.
13:348 months ago

Southampton 0-1 Burnley

2: GOAL!!!! Westwood has scored straight from a corner! The Burnley midfielder fires an in-swinging delivery into the box but his bending delivery amazingly creeps in at the near post. McCarthy and Ings were caught off-guard. I think the wind can take some credit for that!
13:308 months ago

Southampton 0-0 Burnley

1: We're underway!
13:298 months ago

Almost there

The teams are out. The handshakes have been completed. We are minutes away from kick-off! 
13:228 months ago


This should be a hard fought game and, tactically, it will be hard for Southampton to utilise their high-press on a team that is so direct. The hosts will want to return to winning ways but may have to settle for a point. 

Jonny says: Southampton 1-1 Burnley

13:208 months ago

Dyche on Lowton

The Burnley boss concedes that Lowton has a "knee injury" but they're waiting to find out more on the issue. He also adds that it's difficult to consistently win every week but is happy with the current form of his players.
13:178 months ago

Hasenhuttl on Redmond

Hasenhuttl is disappointed with the injury to Nathan Remond. The Saints manager has said it's a "muscle injury." He adds that it's "hard to say how long it will take" for the dynamic winger to recover. 
13:088 months ago

Dennis the Menace!

Dyche will be loving this weather! It's symptomatic of how his own team want to play. They want to ruffle feathers. They want to be annoying. Swirling wind and bitterly cold temperatures, it's the stuff of dreams for the Burnley manager.
13:048 months ago


Simon Hooper is the referee, this afternoon, with Kevin Friend as his assistant. Michael Oliver is the man on VAR duties. Oliver is an experienced referee but I wish him all the best with this latest demonstration of football's controversial technology! 
13:008 months ago


In their last 10 matches,  Hasenhuttl's men have acquired four clean sheets and have scored an average of 1.5 goals per-game. They have only failed to score in one of those games (4-0 defeat to Liverpool). 


By contrast, Burnley have averaged 1.1 goals per-game in that same period. They have three clean sheets but, more importantly, have failed to score in four of those ten matches. Efficiency is key for the Burnley strikers.

12:558 months ago

Burnley Tactics

The Clarets will sit deep and look to contain. This may frustrate a Southampton team that has pace to burn on the counter-attack. Set-pieces could be crucial in this tie with Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil particularly good with their delivery.
12:528 months ago

Burnley Tactics

Burnley's direct style will help them to counter Southampton's high-pressing tactics. The Saints push lots of men high up the pitch to try and win the ball but they will struggle to do that if the Clarets play lofted passes up-field.
12:518 months ago

Burnley Tactics

It's business as usual for the Clarets. Solid 4-4-2. Unchanged line-up. They will feel confident in the idea that continuity is key to success. Jeff Hendrick will provide more solidity on the right by drifting inside and making the midfield more compact.
12:488 months ago

Southampton Tactics

Vestergaard is in for height and strength. He is a man mountain who will not be bullied by Chris Wood or Jay Rodriguez. Although, his lack of pace would be a concern and Rodriguez will fancy his chances with the ball on the ground.
12:468 months ago

Southampton Tactics

Their loose 4-2-2-2 formation is very attacking and gives Ings the license to perform. His strike partner, Shane Long, is a pacy nuisance and helps stretch central defenders. 
12:428 months ago

Southampton Tactics

The Saints have been playing some exciting football in the past few months. Danny Ings is the star-man. The former Burnley forward is a goal-machine and has proved too hot to handle for many teams this season.
12:398 months ago

Burnley Team Reaction

Phil Bardsley is back in the line-up with Lowton not in the squad. Taylor managed to battle through his own little niggles to keep his place at left-back. Brownhill is in the squad but the new signing has to settle for a place on the bench. 
12:368 months ago

Southampton Team Reaction

Ward-Prowse has fought off his injury concerns to start the game. Walker-Peters makes his debut for the Saints. Jannik Vestergaard makes a return to the team, perhaps to combat the height of Burnley's strikers. 
12:318 months ago

The Teams

Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Boufal, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong; Long, Ings.

Subs: Gunn, Bednarek, Smallbone, Obafemi, Adams, Djenepo, Romeu.


Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez.

Subs: Hart, Brownhill, Brady, Pieters, Lennon, Vydra, Long.

01:388 months ago

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01:358 months ago

Ralph Hasenhuttl on chance to show progress

"It's a good opportunity, absolutely. We can show that we are better now. We're playing a different shape and hopefully also a different style, and hopefully it will be more successful. "It was a long time ago [that we last played them]. It's time to take another win at St Mary's. It's a tough opponent, not an easy game. There are a lot of things we have to pay attention to, and the first game against Burnley we lost, so we have to show that we can do it better."
01:318 months ago

Sean Dyche on Jack Cork approaching his 150th start

“Corky is a fanstatic pro, there’s no two ways about it. He does go slightly under the radar, similar to a few others here, including Jeff (Hendrick) and Westy.

“But managers and coaches love those true pro’s, who get out there and you can ask them to play anywhere and they’ll do it without question.

“James Milner is the one that springs to mind, because he does everything he can to be successful and Jack is in that mould.

“He is a very unassuming character, but he has a real inner strength and he will go on any Premier League pitch in the country and say ‘I’m ready to deliver."

01:298 months ago

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01:278 months ago

Burnley Likely Line-Up

Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork,  Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez.
01:268 months ago

Southampton Likely Line-Up

McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Long.
01:258 months ago

Burnley Team News

Matt Lowton and Charlie Taylor face late fitness tests as they bid to make the starting eleven. Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ashley Barnes are definitely out but Josh Brownhill should make the match-day squad.
01:248 months ago

Southampton Team News

James Ward-Prowse looks set to be fit after overcoming a knee injury. Kyle Walker-Peters could be in line to make his debut while Moussa Djenepo hopes to squeeze his way into a midfield position.
01:188 months ago


Southampton will be hoping to bounce back in the Premier League after their 4-0 drubbing against Liverpool at Anfield but know they face a stiff test in Burnley

The Clarets have been on a fine run of form that has seen them pick up seven points out of the last nine. 

01:058 months ago


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