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Premier League

  • C. Austin 52’
  • N. Redmond 60’
0 Half Time 0
Premier League
St. Mary's Stadium
Attendance 29,040


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      The pitch was bathed in sunlight at the start of the match, but the British weather has responded with vengeance as rain continues to bounce off the turf. It is so heavy you can actually hear it, and most of the fans in the rows nearer the pitch have decided to take shelter early for half-time.
    • 45'
      Redmond picks up the ball down the left-hand side and gives Ward a torrid time of it with a speedy, direct dribble into the box. The former Norwich man then shifts possession beyond his marker before lashing a strike at goal towards the near post, but Heaton is positioned well to make the smart save
    • 90'
      Heaton in between the sticks for Burnley really does not deserve to be on the losing side tonight as he has been outstanding in the variety of saves he has made. The latest is to prevent a goal for substitute, Rodriguez, who hits a bouncing volley towards the top corner only to see it stopped by the
    • 0'
      Full time at St.Mary's. Southampton move up into the top half of the Premier League table after an eventually comfortable 3-1 victory at home against Burnley. The three points were sealed for the hosts after a double from Charlie Austin and a cracking strike from Nathan Redmond, while Sam Vokes gain
    • 0'
      Half-time at St.Mary's. It has not been the worst game you will see this season, but there has been a lack of quality up top from both sides which Southampton and Burnley go into the break at a 0-0 stalemate. The star of the show so far has been Tom Heaton who has pulled off a string of excellent st
    • 0'
      The last clash between Southampton and Burnley came in March of 2015 in the latter's previous venture into the Premier League. On that occasion at St. Mary's, the hosts ran out relatively comfortable 1-0 winners over Sean Dyche's out, with a strike from Shane Long and an own-goal from Jason Shackell
    • 0'
      Burnley subs: Robinson, Flanagan, Tarkowski, O'Neill, Arfield, Kightly, Bamford.
    • 0'
      Burnley (4-5-1): Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson, Marney, Defour, Hendrick, Boyd; Vokes.
    • 0'
      Southampton subs: McCarthy, Yoshida, McQueen, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Long, Rodriguez.
    • 0'
      Southampton (4-3-3): Forster; Martina, Fonte, Van Dijk, Targett; Clasie, Romeu, Davis; Tadic, Redmond, Austin.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS...
    • 0'
      Both Southampton and Burnley have enjoyed relatively solid starts to the Premier League season and find themselves in 12th and 14th place in the stable respectively. Saints in particular are on a cracking run and actually haven't conceded in nearly nine hours of football over six matches.
    • 0'
      Good afternoon football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the English Premier League clash between Southampton and Burnley from St. Mary's.
    • 1'
      We are under way at St. Mary's!
    • 3'
      A really positive start to proceedings for Southampton here, who are on the front foot on the sun-bathed pitch this afternoon. They have a quite outstanding recent record defensively, and with Burnley currently misfiring up top this looks like a tough task for Dyche's charges today.
    • 5'
      WHAT A FABULOUS SAVE FROM HEATON! Targett goes on a marauding run down the left wing and finds a yard of space to curl a teasing cross into the centre of the box for Austin, who rises high to glance a cracking header down towards the bottom corner. The Burnley stopper somehow manages to get down and
    • 7'
      Judging by the opening to this match, this is going to be a long afternoon for Burnley as they have barely managed to get out of their own half so far. They have set themselves up in a typically pragmatic fashion, and this will need to stand them in good stead if they are to survive this lightning-q
    • 9'
      The visitors are just starting to look a little more calm out there now and are benefitg from an extended period of sustained possession in midfield. Southampton seem content to let them have the ball for the moment, but can of course pose a threat on the counter with the pace of Redmond a particula
    • 11'
      Some worrying scenes for Southampton and Claude Puel at the moment as it looks like Targett has picked up a hamstring injury after running for a loose bit of possession down the left wing. Hardly ideal considering their two current first-choice full-backs, Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand, are curren
    • 13'
      Unfortunately for Targett, he won't be able to continue today and his replacement will be another Southampton academy youth product in the form of Sam McQueen, who will slot in at left-back.
    • 14'
      SI S. McQueen SO M. Targett
    • 15'
      Van Dijk glides effortlessly into midfield and picks out an outstanding diagonal pass to the onrushing Martina, but Burnley are given a let-off as the Southampton right-back can't claim possession before it goes out for a throw-in, though. What a pass from the towering Dutch defender, right enough.
    • 17'
      Defour has been a very impressive signing for Dyche this summer and continues to add that little touch of class to this Burnley midfield. The Belgian has already asserted himself as the dominant playmaker for the Clarets, but he could be doing with some midfield runners to get beyond him into the fi
    • 19'
      The former Porto and Standard Liege midfielder is involved in the action positively again by this time cutting across the ball to send a delightful pass down the wing for Ward, who goes on a sprint into space before getting he cross into the box. Vokes manages to get across Van Dijk, but it was a di
    • 21'
      There is a bit of a lull in the game in the past couple of minutes as Southampton have wound down after that extremely high-tempo start. They failed to take advantage of their early ascendancy which has given Burnley confidence as time has gone on, making the whole thing a bit of a midfield battle a
    • 23'
      Van Dijk just seems to stride through games whenever he is playing well, which can help Southampton get on the front foot with his play out of defence. The former Celtic defender was named as the Saints' Player of the Year last season, and you can see why.
    • 25'
      McQueen has been given plenty of encouragement by the crowd since coming on, and earns even more kudos now as he receives a round of applause after an exciting venture and subsequent cross into the box on the left-hand side. Nothing really comes of it as Austin is outnumbered, but the substitute can
    • 27'
      Ward goes down Boyd on the overlap on the left flank and then attempts to go for the one-two with his team-mate. The Scotland international goes for the return pass in behind Martina at right-back, but puts too much on it which gifts Southampton the goal-kick, completely taking the pressure off. Nic
    • 29'
      First yellow card of the match now and it is a deserved one for Defour as he completely hacks down Redmond a few yards into the Southampton half to halt a potential counter for the home side. The cynicism of the challenge aside, it was actually a really bad tackle in its own right.
    • 31'
      SAVE FROM HEATON! Forster, with a clearance after a dodgy backpass, somehow clears possession all the way up to deep down the right wing and Tadic reads it well to run in behind to go one-on-one with the goalkeeper. However, it is the Burnley man between the sticks who comes out on top after keeping
    • 33'
      OH WHAT A SITTER FOR AUSTIN! With Burnley pressing far too high up the pitch, Southampton take advantage through Tadic who pops a brilliant pass over the top of the opposition defence for his team-mate down the left channel. The former QPR striker attempts to dink an attempt over the oncoming Heaton
    • 35'
      Austin has had a poor time of it in the past couple of minutes as after missing that one-on-one with a howler of a chip attempt, he now fails to take possession in to feet in a cracking position inside the box, which would have allowed him to pull the trigger. The sign of a good striker is recoverin
    • 37'
      ANOTHER SAVE FROM HEATON! The Burnley stopper is the reason this match is still at a 0-0 stalemate and this time he frustrates Southampton with a save at the front post after Redmond had got into a neat position inside the box before flashing a low strike at goal.
    • 39'
      There must be something in the water at St. Mary's this afternoon as another play has picked up a game-ending hamstring injury. Following Targett's withdrawal earlier, Defour now finds himself heading off the pitch after clutching his leg after a clearance into the stand, and that is a real blow for
    • 40'
      Confirmation of Defour being substituted, and his replacement will be Aiden O'Neill.
    • 41'
      SI A. O'Neill SO M. Targett
    • 42'
      A good period of pressure from Southampton now as they look to pounce on Burnley still recovering from Defour's injury. After some neat passes in and around the box, Martina eventually clips a searching cross to the back post for Austin, but the subsequent header on goal from the striker goes a yard
    • 44'
      Four minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee so plenty of time for Saints to try and claim the opener before the break, which they seem determined to do. Burnley will do well to keep out their opponents before going for the half-time oranges.
    • 46'
      The second half is under way in this Premier League encounter.
    • 48'
      Southampton pressure again after the break with the Burnley box being peppered with crosses. The intensity comes out of the attack for the hosts, though, as Martina eventually slashes a strike wide of the post from the corner of the penalty box to the right-hand side.
    • 49'
      First Southampton booking as Tadic needlessly leaves his studs a little too high in a follow-through with Mee. The Serbian apologises to the referee and the Burnley defender, but it doesn't stop him seeing yellow.
    • 51'
      A rare opportunity for Burnley here as Van Dijk misses what looks like a relatively routine header inside his own box. The ball eventually falls to Marney, who earns Burnley's first corner-kick of the afternoon with a deflected half-volley which bounces behind the goal.
    • 52'
      G C. Austin Assist M. Targett
    • 52'
      GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL FOR SOUTHAMPTON! The Saints break the deadlock! From a corner-kick from the right wing, Van Dijk loses his marker at the back post and recycles possession back into the danger area with a bullet header. Austin displays his predatory instinct to latch on to it a yard out to pok
    • 54'
      Unfortunately for Burnley, not only do they need to find an equaliser, but they must do so against a backline that has not conceded for just under 10 hours and counting. With defensive solidity the name of the game for the Saints, you struggle to see how Dyche is going to change things up positively
    • 56'
      Tadic faces the corner flag with possession at his feet whilst under plenty of pressure from Boyd. The Serbian somehow tricks his way out of the situation to get by his marker to make his way into a more central area near the byline, but eventually surrenders the ball to Ward who makes the smart int
    • 58'
      Very nearly a dodgy moment at the back for Keane as he attempts to head back to his goalkeeper, only to miss the ball completely. Luckily for the visitors, he remains composed and shakes off the challenge of Redmond to find Heaton's hands with a second headed pass-back.
    • 60'
      G N. Redmond Assist M. Targett
    • 60'
      An assist for Davis from the corner.
    • 60'
      Burnley are looking really flat out there now, desperately looking for inspiration from someone. They have lost creativity and probably more importantly, leadership, after the departure of Steven Defour due to that hamstring injury.
    • 61'
      GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLL FOR SOUTHAMPTON! The hosts double their lead! Davis drives in a teasing cross to the back post and it eventually makes its way to Redmond who just holds his run away from the Burnley defenders. The former Norwich winger then finds the back of the net with a cracking half-volle
    • 63'
      Normally with 27 minutes or so to go Burnley would fee like they are still in with a shout, but Southampton have once again been so comfortable defensively that it will take something pretty special for the Clarets to get back into this. They are in desperate need of the return of Andre Gray from su
    • 65'
      PENALTY TO SOUTHAMPTON! Tadic is awarded far too much room 25 yards out which allows him to thread a lovely pass in behind the Burnley defence for the onrushing McQueen, who ends up going down under the retreating tackle from Lowton. Looked like a clip of the heel.
    • 66'
      GOOOOOOAAAL! GOAL FOR SOUTHAMPTON! Austin claims his second goal of the match with a coolly taken penalty to the left of Heaton, who dives in the opposite direction. Three-nil, and that is game over.
    • 68'
      Burnley are in danger of losing their discipline here and the latest guilty party to see a yellow card is Marney, who clearly attempts to leave something on Van Dijk with a pretty awful tackle on the big Dutchman down the left wing.
    • 70'
      SI M. Kightly SO M. Targett
    • 70'
      Second alteration of the match from Sean Dyche and it will see Michael Kightly enter the action to replace Gudmundsson. This may be the first time the Iceland international's name has been mentioned this afternoon, so that sort of displays his contribution to proceedings.
    • 71'
      SI J. Rodriguez SO M. Targett
    • 71'
      Claude Puel follows suit and makes his opening change of the match, with Charlie Austin leaving the pitch to be denied the chance for a hat-trick, which is understandable with Europa League duties coming up this week. Jay Rodriguez enters the action to a warm reception from the St. Mary's faithful.
    • 72'
      PENALTY TO BURNLEY! Southampton's impressive defensive record is at great risk of being broken here as Tadic needlessly blocks off the run of Mee inside the box of the home side. Slightly soft, but we have seen things like that punished this season!
    • 73'
      GOOOOAAAALLLL FOR BURNLEY! A ray of hope for the Clarets! Vokes shows no nerves with his spotkick, and waits for Forster to move before sliding a finish straight down the middle. Three-one!
    • 75'
      Fifteen minutes to go here and suddenly things aren't quite as comfortable for Southampton as they perhaps should be, with Burnley growing in confidence after that penalty goal from Vokes. Time is running out for the visitors, though, so they better convert this confidence into some more chances, an
    • 77'
      Romeu, who has enjoyed another understated performance in midfield tonight, attempts to get involved in the goalscoring action with a piledriver of a strike from all of 35 yards out. It is certainly well-struck, but the attempt never bothers Heaton between the sticks and ends up flighting north of t
    • 79'
      Southampton are continuing to press high up the park but all the players out there now must be starting to feel fatigue in their legs in these latter stages. It looks like that mini-resurgence from Burnley was only worth of one consolation goal, but still 10 minutes to go.
    • 81'
      SI P. Bamford SO M. Targett
    • 81'
      The last throw of the dice from Dyche as he makes his third and final substitution of the match. Trudging off to the side of the pitch is Boyd and his replacement will be Patrick Bamford, who is still really awaiting for his career to catch fire after a string of loan moves from Chelsea. Ten minutes
    • 83'
      JUST WIDE FROM DAVIS! The Northern Ireland international drives into space through the middle as Burnley are on the ropes at the back. Following a cleared cross from Martina from the right, he receives the ball again, but just drags across his attempt at goal a little which sees Heaton marshal it th
    • 85'
      Southampton have did pretty well to curb that potential ascendancy from Burnley after the Vokes goal and it is actually the hosts who still look the more likely team to find the back of the net for the fourth. The visitors don't have anything left in the tank.
    • 87'
      WHAT A MISS FROM FONTE! Davis curls in another lovely corner-kick, this time from the right, and the Portuguese rises above everyone to bullet a header at goal from 12 yards, but actually fails to get it on target as Burnley survive. He is absolutely kicking himself after that one!
    • 88'
      SI J. Ward-Prowse SO M. Targett
    • 88'
      Redmond comes off for the last change of the match to a nice reception from the home crowd, as James Ward-Prowse is given a run-out.
    • 90'
      A very generous five minutes of added time has been signalled by the referee, Mike Dean. Not too sure where that has came from, but all it is succeeding to do is prolong the inevitable defeat for Burnley, who just want to hear the final whistle.

    Line Up

    Oriol Romeu



    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 10
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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