Premier League

  • S. Long 37’
  • J. Shackell (OG) 58’
1 Half Time 0
Premier League
St. Mary's Stadium
Attendance 30,864


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      KELVIN DAVIS AGAIN! Voakes is thwarted again as his header is pushed out for a corner again by the substitute keeper...who has had a barnstormer of a game since he came on!
    • 45'
      GREAT SAVE! Heaton springs up and tips a Steven Davis header up and on to the bar and out for a corner. The away side are rocking here and must be begging for the half time whistle!
    • 0'
      It looks like the Saints go marching on as their bid for a Champions League spot stays alive whilst the Clarets are left in the bottom three...and time is running out for them to escape the threat of relegation. Thanks for joining me this afternoon. I have been Hayden Gribble and you have been most
    • 0'
      FULL TIME - SOUTHAMPTON 2-0 BURNLEY. Job done for Ronald Koeman's men as the whistle blows. Two goal either side of the break - the first a poacher's finish from Shane Long and the other an unfortunate own goal from Jason Shackell gives the Saints all three points. The Clarets had their chances with
    • 0'
      The players are making their way back on to the field here as we await the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      HALF TIME - SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 BURNLEY. The referee blows for the break in a game that has well and truly gathered momentum after Long's strike. Plenty of chances, just the one goal but also a penalty shout for the visitors that on another day could have been given. More to come after the break!
    • 0'
      We are nearing kick-off as referee Roger East prepares to lead both sides on to the St Mary's pitch. Who is your money on today?
    • 0'
      PRE-MATCH STAT ATTACK: Victory for Burnley would complete a league double over the Saints for the first time since the 1946-47 season.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile for the visitors, Sean Dyche names the same starting line-up that shocked title chasers Manchester City with a 1-0 win. The Clarets know that a win today could see them jump out of the bottom prepare for one hell of a game between these two!
    • 0'
      Saints boss Ronald Koeman makes just one change to his side as Graziano Pelle comes in to replace Victor Wanyama who drops to the bench as the south-coast side look to keep in the race for a Champions League place.
    • 0'
      Burnley (4-4-2): Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee, Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Barnes, Vokes, Ings. Subs: Gilks, Wallace, Kightly, Jutkiewicz, Sordell, Keane, Reid.
    • 0'
      Southampton (4-2-3-1): Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadic, Mane, Long, Pelle. Subs: K. Davis, Yoshida, Gardos, Wanyama, Djuricic, Ward-Prowse, Elia.
    • 0'
      Good afternoon guys and gals and welcome to our coverage of this Premier League encounter between Europe-chasing Southampton and relegation-threatened Burnley. My name is Hayden Gribble and I shall be you're guide this afternoon. But first, let's take a look at the team news...
    • 1'
      Southampton get us underway, kicking from left to right.
    • 3'
      The visitors are looking to snap forward in attack as Mee slides the ball through to Ings but Fonte comes across to cover and lets the ball roll out of play for a goal kick to the home side.
    • 5'
      A lovely lay-off from Long to Pelle releases Clyne down the right but his intrusive cross is headed away from danger by Duff.
    • 7'
      STAT ATTACK: Twelve of Burnley's 25 points have been won against clubs currently in the top 10. West Brom are the only side in the bottom half to have a better record, with 15 points.
    • 8'
      It's the home side who are well on top right now as Burnley look to steady the ship early on here. Bertrand and Clyne are attacking the wings with real purpose early on.
    • 9'
      OUCH! Some real concern here for both Southampton and England manager Roy Hodgson as Forster slips as he goes to clear under pressure from Voakes and he has yet to return to his feet. The physio is coming on and it looks like he has hurt his knee.
    • 10'
      STAT! Fraser Forster has kept a league-high 13 clean sheets - with 11 clean sheets and just 12 goals conceded in the Saints last 19 Premier League home games.
    • 12'
      It's a standing ovation for Forster as he is carried from the field by an army of physios. Kelvin Davis will be introduced.
    • 14'
      SI K. Davis SO F. Forster
    • 14'
      K. Davis enters the game and replaces F. Forster.
    • 14'
      Sean Dyche is urging his side forward and Trippier sned a brilliant cross deep into the box looking for Ings but Alderweireld is alert to the danger.
    • 16'
      Although this game hasn't enjoyed a blood and thunder start, the injury to the Saints' keeper has quelled all momentum for the time being as the home side look to build possession.
    • 18'
      We are still lacking chances here but Tadic gets a yard or two of space on the left and whips a delicious cross in but it evades Pelle and is cleared. In the blink of an eye, Ings peels off the shoulder of Fonte and gets the ball stuck under his feet before Davis is able to clear.
    • 20'
      STAT! All five of Burnley's Premier League wins this season have been by a single goal.
    • 22'
      GREAT SAVE! Ings brings it down with a cushioned pass in the box and finds Voakes unmarked but his shot is palmed away by Kelvin Davis. Sean Dyche has his head in his hands on the touchline! What a chance!
    • 24'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Southampton are clinging on a little here and Boyd pounces in the box and takes the ball past Fonte but the Saints man appears to catch the midfielder on his standing leg and brings him down but the referee waves play on.
    • 26'
      HALF CHANCE! Duff lets Long slip past him and Heaton has to be quick off his line to keep the striker out.
    • 28'
      The home side have been weathering the storm a little here but they are beginning to put their foot on the pedal here as an effort from Schneiderlin is deflected up and over by Shackell.
    • 30'
      We have had half an hour of play here and despite a relative lack of goal mouth action the main talking point has been Burnley's penalty shout. Was Fonte a lucky boy when he brought down Boyd?
    • 32'
      The Saints win a corner on the left that Tadic takes, but his outswinger lacks direction and is cleared comfortably by the Burnley defence.
    • 34'
      Boyd is looking lively here and looks to run through to a Trippier long ball, but the midfielder can't catch up with the over hit pass and sees it drift out of play.
    • 36'
      Despite linking up with play well, Pelle is cutting a frustrated figure here as he is yet to trouble Heaton. The striker's view is blocked by Mane and Shackell colliding in the box as they try to connect with a Tadic cross and the danger is cleared.
    • 37'
      G S. Long Assist F. Forster
    • 37'
      GOAL! The deadlock is broken as Shane Long pokes his foot out to a shot that was drifting wide from Clyne after it ping-pongs around the Burnley area and sends it in to the roof of the net for the first goal of the afternoon!
    • 40'
      The St Mary's faithful have found their voice here as Mane beats Mee down the left but his low cross is pounced upon by Kelvin Davis.
    • 42'
      A chorus of 'Happy birthday to you' rings around the stadium in honour of Ronald Koeman. It's looking a completely different game now as the home side are well on top now.
    • 43'
      ANOTHER GREAT SAVE FROM KELVIN DAVIS! The substitute claws a thunderous effort from Ings around the post just moments after the hosts hit the bar! It's all going on now!
    • 43'
      OFF THE BAR! Oh, so unlucky for Pelle! The Italian sees his effort strike the woodwork after a cushioned header back from Fonte as his goal drought continues.
    • 45'
      There will be FIVE minutes of added on time.
    • 46'
      SI V. Wanyama SO F. Forster
    • 46'
      D. Tadić is replaced with V. Wanyama.
    • 46'
      We are back underway with Burnley kicking from left to right.
    • 47'
      SIDE NETTING! Good ball in from Long as Pelle heads the ball down for Steven Davis who strikes the ball in to the side of the net from a tricky angle.
    • 49'
      Voakes comes for a cross but fails to make a clear connection with the cross and Kelvin Davis is off his line to smother the loose ball.
    • 51'
      Trippier is caught by Long before he is able to release the ball and draws the foul on the touchline. Burnley are not hanging around as they play a quick one in to the box but the Saints deal with the danger.
    • 53'
      SIZZLING STRIKE BY LONG! The goalscorer is at it again and flashes a long range shot just wide of Heaton's post. The former West Brom man is looking lively here and hungry for more goals.
    • 55'
      STAT ATTACK: Southampton have scored only three league goals in their last seven matches.
    • 56'
      Referee Roger East is having a word with Pelle and Barnes after the Burnley man pushes the Italian in the back and shares some words with his rival afterwards.
    • 58'
      OWN GOAL! Oh dear. The Clarets are in all sorts of trouble now as Bertrand thrashes a cross in to the area and Shackell diverts it past Heaton to double the Saints' lead. There was nothing he could do about that!
    • 60'
      With half an hour to play, is there a shred of hope of the visitors here? The hosts are well on top now and the crowd know it as they lap up this dominating position.
    • 62'
      Sean Dyche is urging his side to up their tempo and they do in response. Boyd breaks forward and is crowded out by Fonte who concedes a corner.
    • 64'
      The Burnley midfield - barring Boyd - has been very quiet today and the lack of creativity is telling at the moment as the Saints back four are frustrating the likes of Ings and Voakes at the moment.
    • 66'
      STAT ATTACK: Ashley Barnes has scored three goals in his last four league games against Southampton, including the winner in December's reverse fixture.
    • 68'
      Mane has drifted out wide for the majority of the game today and sees a low cross partially cleared by Trippier - but there is a red-and-white striped tide coming and Mee is forced to concede another corner.
    • 70'
      Clyne is riding high on confidence now as he beats Mee all ends up on the right flank. Both he and Mane are causing the Burnley defence all sorts of problems.
    • 71'
      SHOULD HAVE SCORED! Pelle rises highest to a corner from the right but shows a lack of confidence to pick his spot and heads it straight at Heaton from close range.
    • 73'
      The home fans are cheering every pass from their side now as the Saints begin to strut their stuff with some lovely one-two touches. The clock is ticking and Kelvin Davis is having a much quieter second half than he did in the first 45!
    • 74'
      SI L. Jutkiewicz SO F. Forster
    • 74'
      L. Jutkiewicz enters play, replacing S. Vokes.
    • 75'
      STAT ATTACK: Burnley are without a clean sheet in 12 away matches, conceding 29 goals in the process.
    • 77'
      Mane cuts inside and goes for goal but Arfield block the effort with his arm and concedes a free-kick just outside the area. There is a gaggle of Southampton players who want to take it. Alderweireld takes it and curls his effort high over the bar.
    • 79'
      Bertrand gets down the byline again on the left side and is brought to the ground by Trippier. The full-back is incensed that the Burnley man is judged to have won the ball.
    • 81'
      Despite being two goals down, the visitors have not put in a bad performance today. They failed to take their chances in the first half - and were repeatedly thwarted by an incredible string of saves from Kelvin Davis.
    • 82'
      SI R. Wallace SO F. Forster
    • 82'
      R. Wallace comes on for A. Barnes.
    • 83'
      The energy of the full-backs for the hosts today has been highly impressive. Clyne finds himself deep into the opposition's half yet again and is brought to a halt by a crunching tackle from Mee.
    • 85'
      FIVE MINUTES TO GO! Time is ticking and hope of getting something from this game is ebbing away from Sean Dyche's men. Long puts a brilliant cross into Pelle again but the Italian fails to make contact under pressure from Shackell.
    • 87'
      This has been a really solid performance from the hosts as they continue to look for more goals as Pelle goes through on goal but the assistant's flag is up.
    • 88'
      SI M. Sordell SO F. Forster
    • 88'
      D. Ings is done for the day. M. Sordell is his replacement.
    • 89'
      There will be THREE minutes of added on time.
    • 90'
      OVER! Wallace stands over a free-kick roughly 25 yards out but is unable to keep his effort on target as the ball drifts out of play for a goal kick.

    Line Up




    Ralph Hasenhüttl
    Sean Dyche



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 10 7
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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