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Southampton 3-2 Burnley: Southampton squeeze past Burnley in 3-2 victory at St. Mary’s Stadium

Southampton vs. Burnley
Technical card:
Southampton: Nick Pope, Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Erik Pieters, Johann Gudmundsson, Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood and Matej Vydra
Burnley: Fraser Forster, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo, Theo Walcott, Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
Goals: Chris Wood (0-1, min. 12), Matej Vydra (0-2, min. 28), Stuart Armstrong (1-2, min. 31), Danny Ings (2-2, min. 42) and Nathan Redmond (3-2, min. 66)

Southampton eased past Burnley in a 3-2 victory on Sunday at St. Mary’s Stadium. Southampton were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 5-2 to Manchester City. Burnley secured a point against Leicester City in their previous match. As the table looks today, Southampton and Burnley currently occupy 13th and 15th spots in the table, with 36 points and 33 points respectively after 30 matches.

The Clarets started the game well, thanks to Chris Wood giving Burnley the lead after 12 minutes. Burnley looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Matej Vydra, 28 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Southampton weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Stuart Armstrong at the 31 minute mark. Southampton then netted again and found an equaliser thanks to a goal from Danny Ings just before half-time, finishing the first half 2-2.

The Saints continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Nathan Redmond in the 66th minute. The game ended with a 3-2 win for Southampton.

Both coaches used the full entitlement. For Southampton, Mohammed Salisu, Che Adams and Moussa Djenepo, came on for Stuart Armstrong, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott, Burnley brought on Charlie Taylor, Jay Rodriguez and Lewis Richardson, to replace Erik Pieters, Matej Vydra and Johann Gudmundsson.

Southampton next face Leicester City and Burnley are at home to Newcastle United.

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