Saints v Burnley Match Centre
Matchday Uncovered: Burnley
Go behind the scenes of Southampton's Premier League clash with Burnley.
Video: McQueen on Premier League debut
Sam McQueen speaks after Southampton's 3-1 win over Burnley
Gallery: Benali finishes epic challenge
View our images from St Mary's, where Franny Benali concluded Benali's Big Race.
Puel: McQueen grew in confidence
Claude Puel feels youngster Sam McQueen provided a good outlet for his side.
Austin relishing another big week
Charlie Austin says it's all about the team despite his scintillating form.
Gallery: Saints 3-1 Burnley
View the best images from Southampton's 3-1 win over Burnley
McQueen enjoyed every second
Sam McQueen says he got what he wanted out of his Premier League debut in the 3-1 win over Burnley.
90 In 90: Saints see off Burnley
Watch 90-second highlights from Southampton's 3-1 win against Burnley.
The Full 90: Saints 3-1 Burnley
Watch back the full 90 minutes from Southampton's victory against Burnley.
Highlights: Saints 3-1 Burnley
Watch the best of the action from Southampton's 3-1 win against Burnley.
Outstanding perfomance from the team. Enjoying everyday more and more playing in St Mary's. #saintsfc
Video: Brace and win delights Austin
Charlie Austin reflects on Southampton's win against Burnley.
A great performance and 3 points from the team! And amazing support from the fans on a very special day for me..thank you
Puel praises Austin and Redmond
Saints boss Claude Puel lauds his goalscorers after Burnley win.
Video: Puel's verdict on Burnley victory
Watch Claude Puel's post-match interview following the win against Burnley.
Puel pleased with incisive second-half
Saints boss Claude Puel on another good result at St Mary's.
Austin: It was a great team display
Southampton striker Charlie Austin speaks after his double helped see off Burnley.
It could have been more, says Fonte
José Fonte felt the team were fully deserving of their win over Burnley at St Mary’s, which he felt could have been an even greater scoreline.
Report: Southampton 3-1 Burnley
Charlie Austin struck twice and Nathan Redmond the other as Southampton beat Burnley 3-1 at St Mary’s.
Redmond: We'll need to give it everything
Having watched Burnley's last outing, Nathan Redmond is expecting a tough test.
Saints v Burnley As It Happened
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
- Charlie Austin nets his seventh goal in six games.
- Nathan Redmond doubled the advantage for Puel's men.
- Sam McQueen wins a penalty on his Premier League debut.
- Sam Vokes scored from the spot to give the visitors hope.
Puel reflects on Burnley victory
Claude Puel discusses his side's performance after they extended their unbeaten run to seven games.20.05
Austin on Burnley win
Charlie Austin speaks after netting a brace to see off his former club Burnley at St Mary's.19.49
That winning feeling 💪
Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond celebrate another fine afternoon's work at St Mary's!18.00
Full-Time: Saints 3-1 Burnley
Goals from Charlie Austin (2) and Nathan Redmond seal victory over Burnley at St Mary's to extend the unbeaten run to seven! 😇17.56
Tadić's header saved
James Ward-Prowse picks out the run of Dušan Tadić, whose stooping header is collected comfortably by Tom Heaton.
Rodriguez shot saved
Sam McQueen picks out Jay Rodriguez in the box, but he hits his effort into the floor and Tom Heaton makes another good save.
Heaton denies Saints again
James Ward-Prowse curls an effort towards the far corner but Tom Heaton pushes it away to safety.
Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Nathan Redmond
Davis almost makes it four
Steven Davis breaks from midfield and finds Cuco Martina, whose low cross falls kindly for Davis to strike and his effort goes inches wide.
Burnley substitution: Patrick Bamford replaces George Boyd
Last change for the visitors as Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford is introduced to the action by Sean Dyche.
Seven in six
Charlie Austin pokes home the first goal of the afternoon to extend his superb goalscoring run to seven goals in six games. ⚽️
Romeu shot rising
Oriol Romeu collects the ball and goes behind Dean Marney, but his shot is always rising and goes over Tom Heaton's bar.
Sam Vokes (71’) | Southampton 3 – 1 Burnley
Penalty to Burnley
Michael Kightly's corner comes in and Dušan Tadić is penalised.
Southampton substitution: Jay Rodriguez replaces Charlie Austin
The two-goal hero makes way for another former Claret in Jay Rodriguez, who makes his first appearance since scoring against Sparta Prague in the UEFA Europa League.
Burnley substitution: Michael Kightly replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Yellow Card for Dean Marney (Burnley)
Dean Marney is the first Burnley player into the book after a late challenge on Virgil van Dijk near the touchline.
Charlie Austin sends Tom Heaton the wrong way from the spot to put Saints firmly in control. He can't stop scoring 🔥
Charlie Austin (65’) | Southampton 3 – 0 Burnley
Penalty to Saints!
Johann Gudmundson bundles over Sam McQueen inside the box after he had latched on to Dušan Tadić's pass. Austin to take...
Redmond doubles the advantage
Steven Davis' corner falls to Nathan Redmond in the box and he smashes the ball low past Tom Heaton.
Nathan Redmond (60’) | Southampton 2 – 0 Burnley
Austin breaks the deadlock!
van Dijk's header from Dušan Tadić's corner falls to Austin, he sees his effort blocked on the line before bundling home. Get in there! 😇
Charlie Austin (51’) | Southampton 1 – 0 Burnley
Vokes fires wide
From the resulting free-kick, the ball is controlled by Sam Vokes amid a crowd of bodies, before he shoots wide of Fraser Forster's goal.
Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)
Dušan Tadić is the first player in the book after catching Burnley's Ben Mee late.
Saints get us going for the second-half, with no changes for either side at the break.
Half-Time: Saints 0-0 Burnley
Southampton have created most of the first-half chances but have found an inspired Tom Heaton in their way so far.
van Dijk from range
Virgil van Dijk takes aim from distance but Tom Heaton is behind it and takes the ball comfortably.
Nathan Redmond's ferocious drive from inside the box is beaten away by Tom Heaton, and Charlie Austin almost benefits from it at the back post but can't make a clean contact.
Charlie comes close!
Charlie Austin gets in front of Ben Mee, but sees his header saved superbly by Tom Heaton early on.
Burnley substitution: Aiden O'Neill replaces Steven Defour
Belgian international Steven Defour is replaced after pulling up with an injury following a race for the ball with Charlie Austin.
Redmond goes close
Nathan Redmond twists and turns in the box under pressure from Dean Marney and Matt Lowton before his low shot towards the near post is pushed out by Tom Heaton.
Austin drags wide
Michael Keane's misplaced pass presents an opportunity for Saints, with Charlie Austin bearing down on goal before hitting a low right-footed effort wide.
Another Saints chance!
Fraser Forster's long clearance goes all the way through to Dušan Tadić who sees his effort smothered by Tom Heaton before being flagged offside.
Visitors first chance
Stephen Ward goes down the left and picks out the run of Sam Vokes towards the near post, but he can only flick an instinctive effort wide of goal with his left foot.
Southampton substitution: Sam McQueen replaces Matt Targett
Claude Puel makes his first change of the game with the injured Matt Targett being replaced by Sam McQueen for his first Premier League appearance.
Break in play
Matt Targett is currently down receiving treatment for an injury and Sam McQueen is warming up down the touchline.
Great save from Heaton
Matt Targett delivers an inch-perfect cross from the left for Charlie Austin, he flicks the ball goalwards but is denied by a stunning save from Tom Heaton.
Early pressure from Austin!
Dušan Tadić plays a neat one-two with Charlie Austin and the former Burnley man forces a corner that is eventually cleared by Marney.
Burnley striker Sam Vokes gets us going at St Mary's. Come on Saints! 😇
Puel previews Burnley
Watch Claude Puel's pre-match interview, as he talks today's game against Burnley.15.50
Boufal not involved
Sofiane Boufal is part of the matchday squad for the first time today, but he hasn't been named on the bench by manager Claude Puel.15.33
While we wait for kick-off at St Mary's, why not watch the best of the action from Southampton Under-23s' draw with their Arsenal counterparts on Friday night?15.21
Burnley team to face Saints
Starting XI: Heaton (c), Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Marney, Hendrick, Defour, Boyd, Gudmundsson, Vokes.
Substitutes: Robinson (GK), Flanagan, Kightly, Bamford, Tarkowski, Arfield, O'Neill.
Saints team confirmed
Starting XI: Forster, Martina, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Targett, Romeu, Davis, Clasie, Tadić, Redmond, Austin.
Substitutes: McCarthy (GK), Yoshida, Long, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, McQueen.
There's going to be more than one Franny Benali today! 😃14.53
Redmond's Burnley preview
We spoke to Nathan Redmond ahead of Southampton's game against Burnley.14.43
we know we need to take games on away from home and it hasn't been for a lack of tryingsean dycheburnley manager
It's important for us to play good football with intensity and to be aggressive.claude puelmanager
Saints arrive at St Mary's
Watch as the Southampton squad arrive ahead of today's clash with Burnley in the Premier League.13.51
Puel: Burnley will be difficult
Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of today's clash with Burnley at St Mary's.13.18
it's going to take everything from us, but we'll go out there in the same way.nathan redmondmidfielder
It's matchday at St Mary's!
Premier League action returns this afternoon, as Southampton entertain Burnley. We'll have full coverage right here, including audio commentary from today's game. Kick-off is at 4pm BST.12.49
Saints v Burnley Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Matt TargettSam McQueen (14′)
José Fonte (C)
Virgil van Dijk
Charlie AustinJay Rodriguez (71′)
Nathan RedmondJames Ward-Prowse (88′)
Tom Heaton (GK) (C)
George BoydPatrick Bamford (81′)
Johann Berg GudmundssonMichael Kightly (70′)
Steven DefourAiden O'Neill (41′)
Saints v Burnley Match Stats
Shots on target141