Saints lose out at Burnley

Turf Moor | Sat 14 Jan 3.00PM | Attendance: 20,254
Match Report Highlights

Burnley v Saints Match Centre

Burnley v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Substitute Joey Barton scores from a free-kick
  • Rodriguez and Sims somehow kept out late on
  • Goalless first half at Turf Moor, which Saints edged
  • Jay Rodriguez makes his first return to Turf Moor
Photo by Matt Watson

Disappointment for Saints in Lancashire

Despite having most of the play, Southampton succumb to a 1-0 defeat at Burnley thanks to Joey Barton's second half free-kick. Full report and reaction to come on southamptonfc.com

16.55
+3’

FULL TIME

Burnley 1-0 Southampton

+2’

Van Dijk takes aim again

The skipper tries a low shot from range, but it trickles harmlessly wide.

+1’

Four minutes of added time

Stoppage time allocated at Turf Moor.

+1’

Højbjerg denies Vokes

the midfielder is back to deny Burnley on the break by sticking out a leg.

90’

How did that stay out?

Van Dijk finds Rodriguez, whose low shot is turned away by Heaton and the Burnley 'keeper then gets back up to deny Sims at the far post.

88’

Van Dijk staying forward

The defender acting as a makeshift striker for the closing stages.

88’

Van Dijk header saved

The defender towers above everyone to meet Ward-Prowse's corner, but his effort goes straight at Heaton.

86’

Burnley substitution: James Tarkowski replaces Andre Gray

Final change for the hosts.

85’

Vokes clears the crossbar

The ball lands invitingly for the Burnley striker, but he can;t keep his shot down as it goes over.

83’

Rodriguez inches away

Bertrand again with a great delivery from the left, which Rodriguez can't quite stretch to as he flung himself towards it inside the area.

81’

Bertrand goes close

Terrific volley from the full back from a loose ball, and Heaton dives onto it at his near post.

80’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Nathan Redmond

Barton finds the net

A low free-kick goes through the wall and fins the bottom right corner.

78’

GOAL

Joey Barton (78’) | Burnley 1 0 Southampton

75’

Scrambled away!

Ward-Prowse's free-kick falls to Vab Dijk at the far post, and a collision between Yoshida and Heaton inside the six yard box precedes a clearance.

73’

Burnley substitution: Sam Vokes replaces Steven Defour

Double substitution from the hosts as they prepare to defend a free-kick.

72’

Burnley substitution: Joey Barton replaces Dean Marney

71’

Side-netting from Long

The Irishman climbs at the far post to head Cédric's cross narrowly wide from six yards out.

71’

Superb from Cédric

The full back watches the dangerous run from Andre Gray on the break and puts in a fine sliding challenge to end the break.

67’

Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Dušan Tadić

It's a first playing return at Turf Moor for the Saints striker.

67’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

The midfielder cautioned for a foul on Ashley Barnes.

64’

Defour goes for goal again

Play under way again as the midfielder drills a low shot in at Forster who saves it at his left post.

62’

Bertrand down

The full back goes down awkwardly under a challenge from Lowton. Play is eventually stopped by the match official for Bertrand to receive treatment.

60’

Keane with the vital challenge

The Burnley man slides in on Long to deny the striker as he raced onto Tadić's pass.

59’

Redmond goes close

The frontman tries a cute effort from Højbjerg's cross, but his delicate half-volley loops wide of the left post.

58’

Højbjerg shot deflected

The Dane takes aim form the edge of the area,  but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

54’

Defour works Forster

A free-kick from a central position goes a long way, but Forster gets down to make a relatively comfortable save down to his left.

53’

Shot on the turn

Hendrick lines up an improvised fierce strike from the edge of the area, but his effort flies wide.

51’

Ward-Prowse crosses cleared

The midfielder sees his free-kick headed away and then his follow up cross is seen out before Long can get there.

49’

Yellow Card for Dean Marney (Burnley)

Burnley man booked for late foul on Tadić.

46’

Boyd ambitious

An early free-kick midway inside the Saints half sees Defour tee up Boyd, but his long range effort is blocked before it reaches the area.

HT

Hosts restart the game

The Clarets get the match back under way. No changes for either team at the break.

HT

Teams return

Both sides are back out at Turf Moor ahead of the second half.

First half action

Images from the opening 45 minutes at Turf Moor.

HT

Half Time analysis

Saints have certainly had the better of the opportunities in that opening 45 minutes, with Tadić unlucky not to have done better. Burnley were kept quiet for most of the half.

HT

HALF TIME

Burnley 0-0 Southampton

+1’

Marney tidies up

the midfielder leaps up to head the ball back to Heaton as Saints sought a break.

45’

One minute added on

Stoppage time allocated at the end of the first half.

40’

Ward-Prowse threatens

Long gets a cross over from the right which Ward-Porwse connects to with a header, but Heaton does enough to block it, while Tadić's follow up is also blocked.

38’

Tadić denied again

The frontman sees a volleyed effort from the left side cleared from the line by Mee.

34’

Close again from Tadić

Saints again work the ball across from right to left with Redmond playing in Tadić, but his low shot across goal goes agonizingly wide of the right post.

32’

Tadić unlucky

The Serbian receives the ball inside the area from a deflected cross and turns one man before firing a low shot which is blocked by a couple of Burnley defenders.

30’

Mee shoots wide

A clearance from a free-kick comes back into the Saints area where Mee hurries a shot, and his low effort goes wide of the right post.

28’

Heaton collects under pressure

Bertrand delivers another good cross into the area aimed towards Long, but Tom Heaton gets there first.

26’

Long blocked

The striker picks up a rebound on Ward-Prowse's free-kick and then sees a long range shot blocked by Jeff Hendrick inside the area.

23’

Yellow Card for Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

Defender booked for handball to stop the ball reaching Andre Gray.

22’

Mee clears

The Burnley man reacts quickly to thwart Tadić as he received Redmond's pass in the area, and Mee does enough to block the Serbian.

20’

Van Dijk tidies up

Virgil van Dijk reads the situation well as George Boyd almost bursts clear from Lowton's pass, but the Saints man is quick to clear the lines.

15’

Ward cross causes problems

Stephen Ward's delivery from the left bounces up awkwardly for Forster, who spills it, but then gathers at the second attempt under pressure from Barnes.

13’

Mee loops one over

Defender Ben Mee gets up to meet Defour's corner, but his looping header drops wide of the right post.

11’

Barnes flicked header

Ashley Barnes gets a flick onto Stephen Ward's throw-in, which is easy for Fraser Forster to collect.

10’

Van Dijk busy at both ends

The Saints skipper has been influential at the back so far, and almost got a shot away inside the Burnley area a moment ago. He's winning every aerial duel so far.

8’

Close again from the visitors

Tadić delivers a teasing cross, which Redmond almost gets to, but Michael Keane clears it out of play.

6’

Concern for Redmond

The Saints man takes a knock from Burnley defender Matthew Lowton and stays down, but eventually gets back onto his feet after the ball is put out of play.

4’

Good chance for Saints

Ryan Bertrand flies down the left side and delivers a good cross in towards Long, whose close range attempt is deflected behind for a corner.

3’

Redmond searches for Long

Early move down the right sees Redmond look to play in Shane Long behind the Burnley defence, but goalkeeper Tom Heaton is out quickly to deal with it.

Saints take kick-off

The visitors get the game under way at Turf Moor defending the end housing the travelling supporters for the first half.

15.02

Teams are out

Saints and Burnley take to the pitch at Turf Moor. There will also be a minute's appreciation in memory of former England boss Graham Taylor ahead of kick-off.

14.58

Warm-ups complete

Watch footage of the Southampton players going through their final preparations for the game. Kick-off now around five minutes away.

14.55

Puel discusses team

Claude Puel speaks to the media on arrival at Turf Moor on today's game.

14.52
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Romeu urges another clean sheet

Oriol Romeu spoke of his desire for the team to follow up their midweek shut out against Liverpool with another clean sheet today. Read his thoughts here.

14.44

Tadić talks Burnley

Hear from Southampton's Dušan Tadić on arrival at Turf Moor a little earlier.

14.24

Arrivals

The players arrive and take a look around at Turf Moor.

14.18

Burnley team news

Starting XI: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Defour, Marney, Hendrick, Boyd, Barnes, Gray

Subs: Robinson (GK), Flanagan, Kightly, Darikwa, Vokes, Tarkowski, Barton

14.06

Three changes for Saints

James Ward-Prowse, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Shane Long all come into the side from the team that started Wednesday's game against Liverpool.

14.04

Southampton team announced

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Bertrand, Yoshida, Van Dijk (c), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg, Tadić, Remdond, Long

Subs: Taylor (GK), Clasie, Martina, Reed, Stephens, Sims, Rodriguez


14.02

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO WIN. WE JUST NEED TO WORK  HARD FOR EACH OTHER AND TO PLAY LIKE A TEAM.

Dušan Tadić
SOUTHAMPTON FORWARD ON TODAY'S GAME
13.42

The scene is set

Turf Moor awaits the visit of Southampton for this afternoon's game. Team news will be available from 2pm GMT.

13.06
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The Inside Track

Get the lowdown on today's opponents thanks to insight from Lancashire Telegraph's Burnley reporter, Tyrone Marshall. Read it here.

12.52

Classic encounters

Watch back some of the best Saints wins in recent times against Burnley.

12.35

90-second midweek highlights

Watch back the best moments from Southampton's win over Liverpool in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg match on Wednesday.

12.24

Cédric looks ahead to Burnley

The Southampton full back wasn't involved in the previous meeting with the Clarets, but has a good idea of what to expect from Saints' opponents this afternoon.

11.37

Flashback

Watch highlights from when the two teams met at St Mary's back in October where Saints ran out 3-1 winners.

11.11
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Rodriguez return

If selected, Jay Rodriguez will make his first appearance at Turf Moor since leaving Burnley to join Southampton in 2012. Read what he had to say about that prospect here.

10.54

WE'VE GIVEN A SOLID ACCOUNT OF OURSELVES ON MOST OCCASIONS. MORE RECENTLY, WE'VE BEEN PRETTY CONSISTENT AND GOT SOME GOOD POINTS ON THE BOARD.

SEAN DYCHE
BURNLEY MANAGER on home form
10.42

AT HOME, IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT TEAM WITH THEIR FANS AND THEIR PLAY WITH THE DUELS. IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO PLAY AGAINST THIS TEAM.

CLAUDE PUEL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER ON BURNLEY
10.41

Puel previews Clarets clash

We got the thoughts of Southampton boss Claude Puel ahead of the game. Hear what he had to say about the trip to Burnley.

10.35

Build up to Burnley

Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus earlier this week, where the squad prepared for this afternoon's Premier League game.

10.31

It's matchday!

Watch our preview of this afternoon's game at Turf Moor, which begins at 3pm GMT.

10.29

Burnley v Saints Line Ups

Burnley

1
Tom Heaton (GK) (C)
23
Stephen Ward
2
Matthew Lowton
6
Ben Mee
5
Michael Keane
21
George Boyd
8
Dean Marney
Joey Barton (73′)
13
Jeff Hendrick
16
Steven Defour
Sam Vokes (74′)
10
Ashley Barnes
7
Andre Gray
James Tarkowski (87′)
27
Tendayi Darikwa
11
Michael Kightly
4
Jon Flanagan
19
Joey Barton
17
Paul Robinson
26
James Tarkowski
9
Sam Vokes

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
11
Dusan Tadic
Jay Rodriguez (68′)
22
Nathan Redmond
Josh Sims (80′)
7
Shane Long
4
Jordy Clasie
24
Jack Stephens
28
Stuart Taylor
18
Harrison Reed
39
Josh Sims
9
Jay Rodriguez
15
Cuco Martina

Burnley v Saints Match Stats

Burnley

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    41
    59
  • Shots
    9
    20
  • Shots on target
    3
    5
  • Corners
    2
    7
  • Passes Complete
    179
    317

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Chances Created
4
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
52
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Clearances
12
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
2
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster