Gabbiadini rescues a point

Turf Moor | Sat 24 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 20,982
Match Report Highlights

Burnley vs Saints Match Centre

Burnley vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Gabbiadini strikes late equaliser to earn point at Burnley
  • Barnes heads hosts in front in the second half
  • Substitute Sims strikes the post in response before Gabbiadini pounces in the 90th minute
  • Saints rise two places to 16th on goal difference

Gabbi's goal in pictures 📸

Look at the emotion!

17.36

COMING AWAY TO BURNLEY, WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A TOUGH GAME, but IT'S A MASSIVE POINT. THE BOYS STILL THINK WE COULD'VE DONE BETTER OUT THERE - WE KNOW WE CAN - BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF POSITIVES TO TAKE INTO THE SToKE GAME NEXT WEEK.

ALEX MCCARTHY
SOUTHAMPTON GOALKEEPER
17.28

Southampton climbed out of the Premier League’s bottom three, as Manolo Gabbiadini's 90th-minute goal earned them a potentially valuable point at Turf Moor.


In a game of few chances, the hosts looked to have edged it, thanks to a scrambled Ashley Barnes effort midway through the second half, but Gabbiadini came off the bench late on to net his first since October...

Read our full match report here!

17.21

FULL TIME: Burnley 1-1 Southampton

There's late drama at Turf Moor as Saints fight back to claim a point courtesy of Manolo Gabbiadini's 90th-minute leveller. All in all, a draw was probably a fair result in an even game of few chances. Saints have showed some spirit to keep going and got their rewards. Well done, lads. 👊

16.54
+3’

We're deep into stoppage time...

The three added minutes are up, but we're still playing at Turf Moor. Surely no time for more drama...

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

YES GABBI!!!

Sims's deep cross is nodded back across goal by Carrillo and buried on the turn by Gabbiadini! What a finish! Burnley are aggrieved, saying the referee blocked one of their players in the build-up. That could be a talking point on Match of the Day, but most importantly Saints are level!

90’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (90’) | Burnley 1 1 Southampton

85’

Barnes lashes over

It's route one from Burnley, as Pope's long kick goes all the way through to Barnes at the other end, who rifles the bouncing ball goalwards but it's well over the crossbar.

81’

Southampton substitution: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Dušan Tadić

Third and final change for Saints, as Gabbiadini joins Carrillo as a supplementary striker.

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Ten minutes to go 😰

Time is running out for Saints, but there's still ten minutes left to find an equaliser. COME ON!

79’

Sims fires over

More positive play from Sims, who this time brings the ball under control and spins to shoot all in one movement, but his attempt is always rising from 20 yards and sails over.

76’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Oriol Romeu

It's another attacking change for Saints, as Boufal enters the fray.

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76’

Sims hits the post!

So close! Sims darts into a shooting position on his right foot and sends a beautiful curling effort towards the top corner, but goalkeeper Pope somehow gets fingertips to the ball and touches it on to the outside of the post. Agonising.

74’

Pope saves from Carrillo

With Ward-Prowse off the pitch, Redmond inherits corner-taking duties and picks out Carrillo. The ball just appears fractionally too high for the striker, who struggles to generate the necessary power to really trouble the keeper.

71’

McCarthy breathes a sigh of relief

Lennon looks to race on to a ball over the top. McCarthy rushes out and appears to handle the ball outside the penalty area, but the referee is on his side and the keeper gets away with it, much to the annoyance of the home supporters.

70’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces James Ward-Prowse

It's an immediate response from Mauricio Pellegrino as one Academy graduate replaces another. Can Sims inspire a comeback?

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Saints fall behind 😩

Lennon delivers a deep cross from the right. Gudmundsson meets it at the far post with a sidefoot volley well saved by McCarthy, but Hendrick heads it back into the danger zone and the slightest touch from Barnes finds the net.

67’

GOAL

Ashley Barnes (67’) | Burnley 1 0 Southampton

62’

Barnes heads wide

Ashley Barnes gets up above Oriol Romeu and will be disappointed not to hit the target as he sends his header a couple of yards wide from a right-wing cross. A decent chance for Burnley, but it hasn't been taken.

We're at the hour mark ⏰

Still the game hangs in the balance, with half an hour to go...

59’

McCarthy rushes out...

A rare Burnley attack sees a neat pass slid through the Saints defence for Jeff Hendrick, but Alex McCarthy is out quickly and dives at the midfielder's feet. Had to get the ball to avoid conceding a penalty, and did. Great goalkeeping!

56’

Burnley alert to clever corner routine

James Ward-Prowse delivers a corner from the right and it's a disguised cutback for Nathan Redmond on the edge of the box, but the Burnley defence react quickly and Redmond is quickly shut down as he shoots first time into a crowd of bodies.

51’

Saints on top!

There has been a greater sense of urgency about Saints since the restart. Mauricio Pellegrino's men boasted 75 per cent of the possession in the opening five minutes of the second period.

46’

The second half is under way!

The home team were out early and now Saints have joined them. We're back up and running. Come on, lads! 👊

HALF TIME: Burnley 0-0 Southampton

Not a first half to live long in the memory, but Saints' clean sheet is in tact. The visitors came closest to opening the scoring through Dušan Tadić, whose shot was cleared off the line by recovering defender Ben Mee. An important 45 minutes await!

+1’

One added minute...

There will be at least one extra minute at the end of the first half, as Jack Stephens gets his head to a Gudmundsson free kick to flick it away.

40’

Hendrick flagged offside

Saints clear a Burnley corner and quickly push up, catching Jeff Hendrick offside as the hosts send the ball back into the box. Alex McCarthy wasn't to know, and makes a smart save to deny the Irishman.

Ten minutes until the break

Still very little action to report here, but Saints certainly have a foothold in the game. Can we find a goal?

29’

Romeu blocks Lennon's shot

Matthew Lowton does very well to race to the byeline and produce a low cross laid off by Ashley Barnes to Lennon, who shoots first time but finds Oriol Romeu in the way. It's still goalless here.

26’

Redmond tests Pope

A first save of the day for Nick Pope, as Nathan Redmond shifts the ball on to his left foot and lets fly from 20 yards. It bounces awkwardly in front of the Burnley keeper, but his handling is up to the job.

Midway through the first half

Mauricio Pellegrino anticipated a tight game and so far that's what he's got. There have been very few chances so far, but Saints have enjoyed some encouraging spells of possession and created the best opportunity through Tadić.

14’

Mee clears off the line

So close to a Saints opener! Nathan Redmond feeds Dušan Tadić, who hits a clever effort with the outside of his left foot that beats goalkeeper Nick Pope but not Ben Mee, who gets back to clear off the line.

11’

McCarthy saves from Lennon

Aaron Lennon tries his luck on the volley from a dropping ball. He strikes it cleanly but it's straight at McCarthy, who saves easily. Not the most eventful start here.

5’

Gudmundsson heads wide

Stephen Ward finds space down the left and delivers a cross met by Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson, but the Icelandic international heads tamely wide.

We're under way!

Burnley have kicked off and we're up and running at Turf Moor! Come on you Saints! 😇💪

15.01

The teams are in the tunnel!

We're moments away from kick-off...

14.57

Warm-ups complete ✅

The Saints players have completed their pre-match preparations and we're ten minutes away from kick-off!

14.50

Watch Saints arrive!

We were in position to see the players arrive at Turf Moor. Watch the walk to the away dressing room here. 👆

14.37

we are full of confidence and we are on a good run. we know it will be a tough game because they are a quality team, very physical and strong. we need to play our game, this is the key, and defend well.

dušan tadič
southampton midfielder
14.33

Tadić's pre-match thoughts 💭

Watch our interview with Dušan Tadić, who gives his verdict on what to expect at Turf Moor this afternoon.

14.30

Back in the big time!

It's a first Premier League start of 2018 for Nathan Redmond, who keeps his place after playing his part in victory at The Hawthorns.

14.15

1️⃣ change for Saints at Burnley

Mauricio Pellegrino makes just one alteration to his side following the Emirates FA Cup win at West Brom last time out, as Oriol Romeu returns to the midfield at the expense of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

14.12

Burnley team confirmed

Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Long, Mee, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Hendrick, Gudmundsson, Barnes.

Subs: Lindegaard, Bardsley, Taylor, Marney, N'Koudou, Wood, Vokes.

14.06

Southampton team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Carrillo. 

Subs: Forster, Bednarek, Pied, Højbjerg, Boufal, Sims, Gabbiadini.

14.00

Saints have arrived!

Our club photographer was on hand to capture the players and staff arriving at Turf Moor...

13.55

3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until team news 👀

Who would you like to see lining up for Saints today? We'll have news of Mauricio Pellegrino's team selection at 2pm GMT.

13.30

not many would have thought that southampton would have been in their current position at the start of the season. their immediate focus is the same as ours: to restore some form and win as many points as possible.

sean dyche
burnley manager
13.26

Watch Saints prepare for Burnley test

The players had a change of scene this week, as Mauricio Pellegrino took training from St Mary's on Thursday. Watch the best bits from the session here.

12.53

Remember this, Saints fans?

Relive this seven-goal thriller against Burnley from 2014, when Rickie Lambert and former Claret Jay Rodriguez were among the scorers...

12.31

every single game now will be crucial for us. we have prepared with all of our focus on this game. burnley will be a really tight game, a difficult game. the home game was really close with not many chances, so we have been working on how to approach this type of challenge.

mauricio pellegrino
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
12.06

Hear from the boss...

We caught up with Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary's, who gave his thoughts on Burnley and the key to securing victory at Turf Moor.

12.04

Watch our matchday video!

Here's how you can keep up to date with all the action as Saints bid for a return to winning ways in the Premier League...

12.01

It'a matchday! 😇

After progressing to the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup, Southampton return to Premier League action today with a trip to out-of-form Burnley, who are winless in their last ten league games. Can Saints take advantage and secure three vital points? Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free audio commentary. Kick-off is at 3pm GMT.

11.55

Burnley vs Saints Line Ups

Burnley

29
Nick Pope (GK)
2
Matthew Lowton
23
Stephen Ward
28
Kevin Long
6
Ben Mee (C)
25
Aaron Lennon
17
Johann Berg Gudmundsson
18
Ashley Westwood
4
Jack Cork
10
Ashley Barnes
13
Jeff Hendrick
8
Dean Marney
22
Anders Lindegaard
9
Sam Vokes
7
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou
11
Chris Wood
3
Charlie Taylor
26
Phil Bardsley

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
11
Dusan Tadic
Manolo Gabbiadini (81′)
14
Oriol Romeu
Sofiane Boufal (75′)
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
Josh Sims (68′)
18
Mario Lemina
9
Guido Carrillo
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
19
Sofiane Boufal
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
39
Josh Sims
35
Jan Bednarek
44
Fraser Forster
26
Jérémy Pied

Burnley vs Saints Match Stats

Burnley

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    50
    50
  • Shots
    9
    13
  • Shots on target
    3
    6
  • Corners
    7
    5
  • Passes Complete
    258
    253

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shots On Target
1
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Chances Created
4
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
34
Mario Lemina
Mario Lemina
Tackles
8
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Clearances
12
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy