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Saints slip to Burnley defeat

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sat 15 Feb 12.30PM | Attendance: 26,302
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Saints vs Burnley
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Saints vs Burnley As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Vydra wins it for Burnley with second half strike
  • Ings had levelled for his 18th of the season
  • Westwood scored direct from a corner
  • Rodriguez and Cork started for Burnley against former club

Report: Saints slip to Burnley defeat

Danny Ings netted his 18th of the season, but it wasn't enough to register points on the board. Click here for our report from St Mary's.

FULL TIME: Saints 1-2 Burnley

Saints fall to defeat at St Mary's on a frustrating return to Premier League action. 

90’

Four additional minutes ⏱

Into added time we go with Saints frantically in search of a late leveller. 

90’

Højbjerg denied! 😩

Ryan Bertrand's cross finds Pierre-Emile Højbjerg at the back post, but with the angle against him, Nick Pope makes himself big to block the shot.

88’

Rodriguez goes close

Jay Rodriguez looks to catch Alex McCarthy out with a quickly taken shot from the edge of the box, but the Saints stopper parries over the bar.

87’

Yellow Card for Michael Obafemi (Southampton)

MIchael Obafemi is shown a yellow card for an intentional handball. 

85’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Shane Long

A final switch of the afternoon as Ché Adams takes to the field.

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84’

Vydra hits on the break

Saints have numbered forwarded and Matej Vydra is found on the break, but his shot is a tame one. 

82’

Huge handball claim!!!

Jack Stephens's cross cannons off of the arm of Ben Mee, but a VAR check decides it's no handball to the bemusement of all inside St Mary's. 

79’

Burnley sitting deep

Nearing the final 10 minutes, Sean Dyche's side are more than content to sit deep and look to hit Saints on the break as they push forward in numbers. 

78’

Armstrong fires over

The resultant corner comes out to Stuart Armstrong on the edge of the box, but his attempt flies over the bar.

77’

Corner for Saints

Stuart Armstrong's shot loops over the bar after a deflection.

73’

Change of shape

Saints are now 3-4-1-2, with Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Djenepo operating as wing-backs and Danny Ings tucked in behind Shane Long and Michael Obafemi.

72’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

An attacking substitution as Michael Obafemi takes the place of debutant Kyle Walker-Peters.

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Response needed 👊

63’

Saints look for a quick response

Ralph Hasenhüttl's side are straight back on the front foot, looking for a second equaliser of the afternoon.

Vydra with a stunner

There's nothing Alex McCarthy can do about that. Matej Vydra controls Jeff Hendrick's deep cross, nips past a challenge and unleashes a strike into the top corner against the run of play. 

60’

GOAL

Matej Vydra (60’) | 1 2

59’

Ings breaks the line

Alex McCarthy's long kick went all the way through to Ings at the other end, but after his first touch took him wide, his cross couldn't find Shane Long in the middle. 

52’

Almost some joy for Ings

Jannik Vestergaard's long diagonal ball spots the run of Danny Ings, but the striker can't quite take it in his stride as Nick Pope collects. 

48’

Side netting!

Patient build-up play ends with Moussa Djenepo playing a neat inside ball to Ryan Bertrand, but his shot on the turn crashes into the side netting.

45’

And play resumes!

We're back under way, with no changes for either side at the break.

HALF TIME: Saints 1-1 Burnley

It's level at the break, but Saints have had all of the play. Ashley Westwood's fortuitous opener gave Burnley the lead, before Danny Ings's 18th of the season restored parity. 

45’

Five minutes of additional time

Plenty of first-half stoppage time to be played!

43’

Yellow Card for Ben Mee (Burnley)

Burnley's captain goes into the book for felling Danny Ings as he looked to scamper clear just inside the visitors' half.

Storm Dennis ⛈

We're joined by swirling wind and rain at St Mary's this afternoon!

38’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Sofiane Boufal

Sofiane Boufal goes down after firing in a cross and can't continue. Moussa Djenepo takes his place. 

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35’

No one in the middle!

Sofiane Boufal drills in a low cross to the penalty spot, but there's no one there to apply a finishing touch. 

34’

A half-chance for Vydra

Some hesitancy at the back allows Matej Vydra a sight of goal, but Jannik Vestergaard stretches to get a toe to his strike, which takes it comfortably back to Alex McCarthy. 

So close! 

Jack Stephens sees a header clatter off the bar, as Saints push to take the lead.

26’

Off the bar! 😩

A free-kick is worked wide to Sofiane Boufal with his delicious delivery picking out Jack Stephens in the middle, but his glanced header crashes back off the crossbar!

25’

Yellow Card for Jeff Hendrick (Burnley)

The Burnley man goes into the book for chopping down Sofiane Boufal as he looked to break away. 

👑

Unstoppable. 

21’

Burnley substitution: Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood

A forced change for the visitors as Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood.

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GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

WHO ELSE BUT INGSYYYYYYY!

Danny Ings works a quick one-two with Stuart Armstrong on the edge of the box before lashing an unstoppable curling strike into the bottom corner. GET IN THERE! 

17’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (17’) | 1 1

16’

Yellow Card for Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton)

Jannik Vestergaard goes into the book for a foul on Jack Cork. 

12’

A lead to protect ❌

With their early opener, Burnley look happy to sit deep and look to hit Saints on the counter as they search for an equaliser. 

8’

Superb from Stephens 👏

With Burnley sitting deep, Jack Stephens takes matters into his own hands and charges from the halfway line into the Clarets box, eventually winning a corner. 

7’

Saints press

A spell of sustained pressure ends with Stuart Armstrong's shot from 20 yards being deflected out for a corner by James Tarkowski. 

5’

Almost an instant response

Sofiane Boufal hangs up a cross to the back post where Shane Long is waiting, but his header back across goal is hacked away. 

A bizarre opener for Burnley

Ashley Westwood's corner flies directly in! Whipped into the near post, Danny Ings ducks out of the way which deceives Alex McCarthy, allowing the ball to cross the line. 

2’

GOAL

Ashley Westwood (2’) | 0 1

0’

And we're under way! 

Saints kick us off in the swirling wind and rain. COYR! 😇

The teams are out...

Kick-off is moments away!

12.26

15 minutes to go! ⏳

The countdown to kick-off is on with Saints finishing off their warm-up at St Mary's. 

12.13

The injury for Redmond is a muscle injury. It’s hard to say how long it will take but for today he is out."

ralph hasenhüttl
on redmond's absence
11.49

Checking in ✅

Back at St Mary's. Back hunting 3️⃣points! 

11.46
Southampton FC

DEBUT INCOMING 🚨 #saintsfc

11.41

KWP debut! 😇

January signing Kyle Walker-Peters makes his first start for Saints this afternoon! 🙌

11.33

BURNLEY TEAM NEWS

Burnley XI: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Rodriguez.
Subs: Hart, Pieters, Brady, Long, Brownhill, Lennon, Vydra.

11.31

🚨 T E A M S H E E T 🚨

Saints XI: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse; Armstrong, Boufal; Long, Ings. 
Subs: Gunn, Bednarek, Romeu, Smallbone, Djenepo, Obafemi, Adams.

11.30
VOTE NOW
86% of you are going for a Saints win, but who'll be the match winner?

86% of you are going for a Saints win, but who'll be the match winner?

The results so far:

  • Shane Long
    9%
  • Danny Ings
    43%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    8%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    8%
  • Nathan Redmond
    14%
  • Stuart Armstrong
    17%

Team news on the way ⏳

Team news will be with us at 11.30am GMT. See the latest injury update from Ralph Hasenhüttl here.

11.05

Morning, lads! 👋

Reporting for duty ahead of today's early kick-off. 

10.26

It's good to talk 🗣

Today's match will support the Heads Up campaign, which aims to promote conversation around mental health. To read more about the campaign and for support, click here.

10.12

😇 H O M E 😇

The scene is set at St Mary's!

10.06

THE FIRST GAME AGAINST BURNLEY WE LOST, SO WE HAVE TO SHOW THAT WE CAN DO IT BETTER."

Ralph hasenhüttl
on today's test
09.36
VOTE NOW
Today's result will be _________

Today's result will be _________

The results so far:

  • a win
    86%
  • a draw
    12%
  • a loss
    1%

Hasenhüttl pre-Burnley 🎥

Watch our pre-match chat with the boss, providing an update on team news, returning to action following the winter break and what to expect from Burnley. 

09.07
Southampton FC

READY to defend our home 👊 #COYR #saintsfc

09.04

🔙🏠

Who missed the Premier League last week? Well, following the winter break, Saints are back in action this afternoon as Burnley visit St Mary's. for the early kick-off. 


Both sides are level on points heading into this one, with a spot in the top 10 potentially up for grabs for the winner. Stick with us for all the build-up, updates, match commentary and more. COYR! 🔴⚪️

09.04

Saints vs Burnley Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard yellow card
24
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Michael Obafemi (73′) yellow card
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
17
Stuart Armstrong
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
replace Moussa Djenepo (39′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
7
Shane Long
replace Che Adams (86′)
9
Danny Ings goal
28
Angus Gunn
10
Che Adams
35
Jan Bednarek
12
Moussa Djenepo
27
William Smallbone
14
Oriol Romeu
20
Michael Obafemi

Burnley

1
Nick Pope (GK)
3
Charlie Taylor
26
Phil Bardsley
6
Ben Mee (C) yellow card
5
James Tarkowski
11
Dwight McNeil
18
Ashley Westwood goal
13
Jeff Hendrick yellow card
4
Jack Cork
19
Jay Rodriguez
9
Chris Wood
replace Matej Vydra (22′) goal
23
Erik Pieters
28
Kevin Long
12
Robbie Brady
8
Josh Brownhill
20
Joe Hart
25
Aaron Lennon
27
Matej Vydra

Saints vs Burnley Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Burnley
  • Possession (%)
    64
    comparison angle
    36
  • Shots
    10
    comparison angle
    9
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    4
    comparison angle
    3
  • Passes Complete
    386
    comparison angle
    180

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
chances created
Chances Created
3
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
passes completed
Passes Completed
60
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
clearances
Clearances
3
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
saves
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy