Saints see off Burnley

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 16 Oct 4.00PM
Match Report

Saints v Burnley Match Centre

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
+5’

Tadić's header saved

James Ward-Prowse picks out the run of Dušan Tadić, whose stooping header is collected comfortably by Tom Heaton.

+1’

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.

88’

Heaton denies Saints again

James Ward-Prowse curls an effort towards the far corner but Tom Heaton pushes it away to safety.

86’

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Nathan Redmond

84’

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.

80’

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. ⚽️

76’

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.

71’

Goal

Sam Vokes (71’) | Southampton 3 1 Burnley

71’

Penalty to Burnley

Michael Kightly's corner comes in and Dušan Tadić is penalised.

70’

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.

69’

Burnley substitution: Michael Kightly replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson

68’

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.

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

Spot on!

Charlie Austin sends Tom Heaton the wrong way from the spot to put Saints firmly in control. He can't stop scoring 🔥

65’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (65’) | Southampton 3 0 Burnley

65’

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...

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

Redmond doubles the advantage

Steven Davis' corner falls to Nathan Redmond in the box and he smashes the ball low past Tom Heaton. 

60’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (60’) | Southampton 2 0 Burnley

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

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! 😇

51’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (51’) | Southampton 1 0 Burnley

50’

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.

49’

Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)

Dušan Tadić is the first player in the book after catching Burnley's Ben Mee late.

46’

Second-half begins...

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.

+3’

van Dijk from range

Virgil van Dijk takes aim from distance but Tom Heaton is behind it and takes the ball comfortably.

+1’

Unlucky

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.

40’

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.

36’

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.

33’

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.

31’

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.

20’

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.

13’

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.

12’

Break in play

Matt Targett is currently down receiving treatment for an injury and Sam McQueen is warming up down the touchline.

5’

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. 

3’

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.

1’

We're underway!

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

Under-23 Highlights

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.

15.11

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.

15.07

😃

The players were in good spirits as they arrived at St Mary's a short while ago!

14.59

Legend!

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 trying

sean dyche
burnley manager
14.06

It's important for us to play good football with intensity and to be aggressive.

claude puel
manager
14.04

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 redmond
midfielder
13.11

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

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
33
Matt Targett
Sam McQueen (14′)
6
José Fonte (C)
15
Cuco Martina
17
Virgil van Dijk
11
Dusan Tadic
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jordy Clasie
8
Steven Davis
10
Charlie Austin
Jay Rodriguez (71′)
22
Nathan Redmond
James Ward-Prowse (88′)
7
Shane Long
9
Jay Rodriguez
13
Alex McCarthy
3
Maya Yoshida
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Sam McQueen

Burnley

1
Tom Heaton (GK) (C)
23
Stephen Ward
6
Ben Mee
2
Matthew Lowton
5
Michael Keane
13
Jeff Hendrick
8
Dean Marney
21
George Boyd
Patrick Bamford (81′)
25
Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Michael Kightly (70′)
16
Steven Defour
Aiden O'Neill (41′)
9
Sam Vokes
15
Patrick Bamford
26
James Tarkowski
37
Scott Arfield
17
Paul Robinson
41
Aiden O'Neill
11
Michael Kightly
4
Jon Flanagan

Saints v Burnley Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Burnley
  • Possession (%)
    65
    35
  • Shots
    34
    6
  • Shots on target
    14
    1
  • Corners
    8
    4
  • Passes Complete
    469
    211

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
4
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Chances Created
6
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
64
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
3
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Clearances
7
José Fonte
José Fonte