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Remarkable fightback seals big three points

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SOU vs BUR
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SOU vs BUR As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints claim a vital 3-2 victory over Burnley at St Mary's 
  • Burnley take the lead through a Chris Wood penalty, Vyrdra gets the second
  • Stuart Armstrong strikes back for Saints, Ings draws them level 
  • Danny Ings, Theo Walcott and James Ward-Prowse all start

FULL TIME: Saints 3-2 Burnley 

What an afternoon at St Mary's as Southampton come out 3-2 victors over Burnley, with goals from Stuart Armstrong, Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond. That was a huge win for Saints who now move 10 points clear of Fulham. Happy Easter Sunday, Saints fans. 

+2’

Close from Adams 

Redmond releases Adams in mountains of space on the counter, but Adams' shot goes wide. 

90’

3 additional minutes

Saints have 3 minutes left to hold on to victory here at St Mary's. What have Burnley got left in the tank?

88’

Burnley substitution: Lewis Richardson replaces Jóhann Gudmundsson

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86’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Theo Walcott

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86’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Danny Ings

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85’

Free-kick for Burnley

Diallo goes in for a challenge on Brownhill and Burnley win the free kick. Westwood loops it in but the threat is cleared. Saints can breathe again, but for how long?

80’

VITAL SAVE FROM FORSTER

Burnley were inches away from getting the equaliser then but Wood's head meets Fraser Forster who somehow manages to make a vital clearance for Saints. A huge 10 minutes ahead.

78’

Southampton substitution: Mohammed Salisu replaces Stuart Armstrong

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78’

Burnley substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Matej Vydra

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77’

Nice save from Fraser Forster

Burnley continue to press as Wood hits the counter, his shot curls towards the top corner but Fraser Forster tips the ball behind for a corner. 

76’

Burnley searching for an equaliser

The away side have found themselves down for the first time this match and their charge towards goal has resumed. A couple of corners for the men in yellow but they ultimately amount to nothing. 

Redderz 💯

Good to see the international break didn't halt Nathan Redmond's ever improving form ...

GOALSCORER 11 Nathan Redmond

REDMOND'S RESURGENCE CONTINUES 🔋

That's the one we've been waiting for and Saints have pulled it all the way back at St Mary's. It felt as though the goal had been coming for a little while and it was Nathan Redmond who found the back of the net to launch Southampton into the lead for the first time this afternoon. 

65’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (65’) | 3 2

65’

Saints eager for the winner

Saints have really picked up the pace in the last few minutes. Twice, the ball has found it's way into the safe hands of Nick Pope. First through Armstrong's strike straight down the centre of goal, then Redmond's.

64’

Excellent save from Pope

Superb reflexes from the Burnley goal keeper, who manages to push Armstrong's deflected shot behind for another Saints corner. 

61’

OFF THE CROSSBAR

So, so close for James Ward-Prowse and Southampton. Some nice play to move the Saints forward, the captain gets his shot off on goal but it bounces off the crossbar, Ings is there on the rebound but the momentum is lost as the ball heads behind for a corner. 

57’

Pause in momentum

The game takes a slight pause as Jan Bednarek goes down. The defender receives treatment and is OK to continue. 

49’

No signs of slowing down

It seems the break hasn't had an impact on the pace of the game. No real chance on goal as of yet but both teams have come out fighting and in search of the winner in the second half. 

HT

Back underway 

And just like that the players are back out for the second half.  

ICE COLD INGSY 🥶

HALF TIME: Saints 2-2 Burnley 

What a first half at St Mary's. Saints were 2-0 down after 28 minutes and it was looking like another disappointing afternoon for Ralph Hasenhüttl, but goals from Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings have catapulted Saints back into contention. 

+4’

VAR Decision: Penalty not awarded for Southampton [] was confirmed

+4’

SO CLOSE 🤯

What a match this is turning out to be. Saints charge forward once more and this time it's Diallo who gets his shot off on goal. It goes behind for another Southampton corner. 

+1’

4 added minutes

The fourth official has indicated an additional four minutes to be played at the end of the first-half. 

+1’

High intensity 

Since Armstrong netted Saints' first goal there's been no slowing down from the Saints starting XI. Walker-Peters has put a total shift in down the right flank this afternoon and Southampton are looking dangerous at every attack. Can they pull this all the way back?

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GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

INGS DRAWS US LEVEL

Saints have been pushing for that equaliser for a while now and it's Danny Ings who finally gets his shot in the back of the net. From 2-0 down to 2-2, what a first-half we've had so far at St Mary's. 

41’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (41’) | 2 2

35’

Much better from Saints

Kyle Walker-Peters intercepts the ball in Burnley's half, he tries to release the ball but it's deflected and goes behind for the corner. 

34’

Burnley substitution: Charlie Taylor replaces Erik Pieters

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GOALSCORER 17 Stuart Armstrong

Armstrong pulls one back 

That's more like it from Saints. Beautiful reverse ball from Danny Ings and it's Stuart Armstrong that strikes the ball low and into the back of the net. Southampton are back into this Easter Sunday clash. 

31’

GOOOAL!!!

Stuart Armstrong (31’) | 1 2

Vydra doubles Burnley lead

Mee loops in a long ball to Wood who has no issue in setting up Vydra. He slams the shot into the back of the net. Good strike. 

27’

GOAL

Matej Vydra (27’) | 0 2

25’

VAR Decision: Penalty not awarded for Southampton [Jan Bednarek] was cancelled

A Saints corner results in Bednarek hitting the ground, it goes to VAR but the penalty is not awarded. 

23’

Saints searching for an equaliser

Kyle Walker-Peters crosses in a lovely ball to Theo Walcott in the penalty area but he doesn't quite get the ball away. Burnley clear but only as far as Redmond, who has his own shot on goal but it rebounds straight off the Burnley defence. 

11’

GOAL

Chris Wood (11’) | 0 1

9’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Burnley [Erik Pieters] was confirmed

9’

Worry for the Clarets

Pieters is down in the penalty area for Burnley after a challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters. VAR is taking a look...

7’

Burnley starting strong

Burnley have attacked the first few minutes of this fixture hard and are looking immensely dangerous on the attack. They pick up a free kick in a promising position but McNeil's shot is cleared by the Saints defence. 

5’

Better from Saints 

Danny Ings charges forward for Saints but his shot goes straight into a wall of Burnley bodies. 

1’

Fast start from Burnley 

It didn't take long for Burnley to get in the swing of things as Wood advances towards goal and launches a shot low into the far corner.  Fraser Forster knocks it behind for the corner. 

0’

And we're off 🚀

Andre Marriner has blown the whistle and it's all systems go at St Mary's. Here's to a strong first 45 👌

Warming up 🔋

Preparations are in full swing here at St Mary's as the players get fired up for this Premier League clash. Nothing separates Saints and Burnley in the league standings, so it's all to play for this afternoon on the south coast. 

11.45

 Blue skies in SO14 🌞

11.35
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The results so far:

  • Strong XI, all three points ��
    63%
  • A tough fixture, I'll settle with a draw ...
    29%
  • Burnley are on a good run, I'm not hopeful ��
    9%

Burnley team confirmed

Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson, Wood, Vydra. 

Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Taylor, Nartey, Dunne, Cork, Glennon, Stephens, Richardson, Rodriguez.

11.02

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Redmond, Ings.  

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Salisu, Ferry, Jankewitz, Minamino, Djenepo, Tella, Adams.


11.01

FLASHBACK: Saints vs Burnley 

Taking it back to October 2016 when Southampton came out 3-1 victors over Burnley at St Mary's Stadium. More of the same today, please 🤞

10.45

Redmond's resurgence 🔋

Nathan Redmond put in a phenomenal performance against AFC Bournemouth before the international break. But will he continue his ever improving form against Burnley? A full preview of today's clash available in the latest edition of Tactical Watch

10.31

More options for the boss ✅

Hear what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of the Burnley clash. 

10.15

📸 from the training ground

It's been a busy couple of weeks at Staplewood ...

09.46

Reverse fixture 🔄

It was Saints that claimed the spoils at Turf Moor back in September, where Danny Ings netted early against his former club. 

09.30

we had time to work with the guys, to train hard. the last two weeks have been good."

ralph hasenhüttl 
southampton manager
09.00

Positive news from the training ground 😍

Now to today's action. Ralph Hasenhüttl provided a fitness update on Friday and confirmed both Theo Walcott and Danny Ings have returned to training and could feature against Burnley this afternoon. Check out the full Team News.

22.27

Before the break ⏮

It's been a couple of weeks since we last saw Ralph Hasenhüttl's men in action, so let's quickly cast our minds back to the last fixture. FA Cup Semi Final place? Booked ✅

22.21

Back home 😇

Good Morning Saints fans and happy Easter Sunday! What better way to celebrate than Southampton's return to St Mary's in the Premier League? It's a battle between 14th and 15th place today as Saints take on Burnley. Both teams currently sit on 33 points and an Easter Sunday victory would be huge for either side. 

22.15

SOU vs BUR Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
32
Theo Walcott
replace Moussa Djenepo (87′)
27
Ibrahima Diallo
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong goal
replace Mohammed Salisu (79′)
9
Danny Ings goal
replace Che Adams (86′)
11
Nathan Redmond goal
47
Will Ferry
10
Che Adams
5
Jack Stephens
12
Moussa Djenepo
1
Alex McCarthy
19
Takumi Minamino
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
22
Mohammed Salisu
23
Nathan Tella

Burnley

1
Nick Pope (GK)
5
James Tarkowski
6
Ben Mee (C)
23
Erik Pieters
replace Charlie Taylor (33′)
2
Matthew Lowton
7
Jóhann Gudmundsson
replace Lewis Richardson (89′)
11
Dwight McNeil
8
Josh Brownhill
18
Ashley Westwood
9
Chris Wood goal
27
Matej Vydra goal
replace Jay Rodriguez (78′)
31
Richard Nartey
45
Anthony Driscoll-Glennon
34
Jimmy Dunne
16
Dale Stephens
38
Lewis Richardson
19
Jay Rodriguez
3
Charlie Taylor
15
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
4
Jack Cork

SOU vs BUR Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Burnley
  • Possession (%)
    53
    comparison angle
    47
  • Shots
    24
    comparison angle
    7
  • Shots on target
    9
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    7
  • Passes Complete
    324
    comparison angle
    243

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
shots on target
Shots On Target
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
chances created
Chances Created
4
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
passes completed
Passes Completed
56
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
4
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
clearances
Clearances
11
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster