Late goal downs Saints

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 04 Nov 3PM | Attendance: 30,491
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs Burnley Match Centre

Saints vs Burnley As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Sam Vokes header gives Burnley the points
  • Nick Pope made some fine saves for Burnley
  • Southampton now head into the international break
  • A trip to Liverpool is up next

Disappointment for Saints

It ends in disappointment for Southampton, after Sam Vokes headed Burnley into a late lead. Thanks for joining us today on Matchday Live. We'll be back with you after the international break.


FULL TIME: Southampton 0-1 Burnley

Saints had their chances, but a late header from Sam Vokes gives the Clarets all three points at St Mary's.


Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Sofiane Boufal

A final change for Saints.

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Vokes heads the visitors in front

A cross from the left is met by a sensational Sam Vokes header, which finds the bottom corner to put the visitors ahead against the run of play.



Sam Vokes (81’) | Southampton 0 1 Burnley


Davis is inches away

Great work from Steven Davis, who twists and turns just outside the area, shifting the ball onto his left foot, before sending in a shot that whistles just over the crossbar, with Nick Pope at full stretch in the Burnley goal.


Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Dušan Tadić

It's a second change of the afternoon for the hosts, as Long is sent on for the final 15 minutes.

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Into the last 20 minutes

Time is running out at St Mary's here, as both sides seek what could be the winner. Can Saints find a way past Burnley keeper Nick Pope?


Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

Charlie's back out there! The striker replaces Manolo Gabbiadini, as Mauricio Pellegrino makes his first change of the afternoon.

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Burnley substitution: Sam Vokes replaces Chris Wood

The visitors make a second change.

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Burnley substitution: Steven Defour replaces Jeff Hendrick

A first change of the day for the visitors.

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Davis fires over

A corner is flicked out of the area, where Steven Davis is waiting 25 yards out. He strikes the ball as it drops to him, but his volley ends up going well over.

No way past this guy yet

Burnley keeper Nick Pope has been in inspired form so far this afternoon, making big saves from Sofiane Boufal, Nathan Redmond and Maya Yoshida.


Yoshida goes closest!

The best effort of the day, as a corner breaks on the edge of the area, with Maya Yoshida swivelling and sending a volley towards the top corner, but Nick Pope makes a stunning, flying save to tip it over.


Gabbiadini nearly breaks the deadlock

A lovely cross from the right picks out Manolo Gabbiadini in a central position, but he can't make a solid enough contact with his header, seeing it drift wide of the far post.


Back under way!

Saints get the second half started. Let's find this breakthrough! 👊

Today's attendance has been confirmed

There are 30,491 people at St Mary's for today's match, which is sponsored by Domino's Southampton.

Level at the break 📸

Check out some of the images from the first half at St Mary's, where it's goalless at the interval.

HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Burnley

It's tight at St Mary's, although it's Saints who have looked by far the more likely to score, with Sofiane Boufal and Nathan Redmond both denied by excellent Nick Pope saves, while Ryan Bertrand has also been a notable threat down the left.


Redmond denied by Pope

It's a great run down the left from Nathan Redmond, who then drives into the area, but his low shot towards the near post is brilliantly tipped wide by Nick Pope. So close!


Bertrand again denied

He's been at the centre of a lot of good work so far, and Ryan Bertrand goes close to opening the scoring, as he works room on an angle in the area, only to see a diving James Tarkowski block his well-struck effort.


Bertrand threatens once again

Ryan Bertrand gets to the byline after an excellent one-two with Nathan Redmond, but his fizzed cross is well held by Burnley keeper Nick Pope. A better spell, this, from Saints.


Boufal draws a superb save from Pope

Nathan Redmond's cross from the right loops off a Burnley defender's head and falls to Sofiane Boufal in space at the back post. He strikes his volley into the ground, but keeper Nick Pope makes a superb save at his near post to turn the bouncing ball behind.


Redmond with the best moment yet

Nathan Redmond shows an excellent turn of pace to drive past Burnley's Steven Defour 25 yards out and push on into the area, but he's slightly off-balance as he hits his left-footed shot, which flies over.

The boss gives instructions

Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino has seen his side have plenty of the ball so far in this game.

Tadić and Bertrand combine

Dušan Tadić swings in a cross, which picks out the run of Ryan Bertrand, but his header under pressure loops over the bar.


Gabbaidini looks to get in behind

Sofiane Boufal slides a ball in behind the Burnley defence for the run of Manolo Gabbiadini, but keeper Nick Pope is alert to the danger. Pope slightly mishandles as he slides to gather the ball, but gets hold of it on the second attempt.


Burnley back on the front foot

Robbie Brady gets some space down the right flank and checks onto his left foot, before arcing a cross into the area. It's out of reach of striker Chris Wood, though, and drifts a yard or so wide of the far post.

Yoshida returns to action

Having been a substitute for last weekend's 1-1 draw at Brighton, Maya Yoshida is back out there again today for Saints, alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of defence.


Bertrand threatens down the left

An excellent ball in from the left from Ryan Bertrand nearly finds Manolo Gabbiadini in a great central position, but Burnley's James Tarkowski makes a superb sliding intervention to get the ball clear for the visitors.

We will remember them

Both teams took part in a period of remembrance ahead of kick-off at St Mary's, including a poignant playing of The Last Post.


Burnley with the first effort of the day

The visitors launch a counter attack, ending with Johann Berg Gudmundsson cutting onto his left foot 25 yards out and firing goal wards, but he slices his effort a couple of yards wide.


Plenty of the ball early on

No chances for either side as yet, but Southampton are seeing plenty of the ball in the Burnley half, with Sofiane Boufal having started in lively fashion too.


We're under way!

Burnley get us started here at St Mary's! Let's do this, Saints! 😇

Not long now!

It's nearly time for kick-off at St Mary's! 👊


Warm-ups under way!

The players are out on the St Mary's pitch getting ready for today's clash with Burnley.


i think burnley are a very strong team, tough to beat. in defence they are very good, but also on set-pieces and counter-attack. it will be a tough game, but we believe in our qualities.

dušan tadić
saints midfielder

Two changes for Southampton

Mauricio Pellegrino makes a pair of changes from the side that drew 1-1 at Brighton last weekend. Maya Yoshida is in for Wesley Hoedt at the heart of defence, while Nathan Redmond comes back into the starting line-up, in place of James Ward-Prowse. Both Hoedt and Ward-Prowse are on the bench.


Burnley side confirmed...

Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Cork, Tarkowski, Mee (c), Wood, Brady, Hendrick, Defour, Gudmundsson, Ward.

Subs: Lindegaard, Vokes, Barnes, Westwood, Bardsley, Long, Arfield.


Southampton line-up confirmed!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, van Dijk, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis (c), Redmond, Tadić, Boufal, Gabbiadini.

Subs: McCarthy, Hoedt, McQueen, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Long, Austin.


Team news is on its way

Not long until we find out who is in the Southampton line-up today! We'll have team news for you here at 2pm GMT! 


Gabbiadini is today's cover star

Manolo Gabbiadini is our feature interview in today's matchday programme. It's a great read, and you can order a copy yourself at


Pellegrino meets with the media

The Saints boss held his pre-match press conference at Staplewood this week. Check out what he had to say.


it is a team that is comfortable when they don't control the ball, so we have to be patient and intelligent for reading the right situation.

mauricio pellegrino
southampton manager

Watch as Saints head in

Take a look as the Southampton players made their way into St Mary's for this afternoon's game.


Romeu looks ahead to Clarets clash

We sat down with Oriol Romeu this week, ahead of Southampton's Premier League clash with Burnley. Watch our feature interview with the midfielder.


The players head into St Mary's

Southampton's players have made their way into St Mary's, ahead of today's game, and our photographers were on hand as they arrived.


A poignant afternoon

Today is our annual Remembrance match, with the players wearing poppies on their shirts. Ahead of kick-off, there will also be a minute's silence, with a playing of The Last Post.

Additionally, the match marks our All Saints Day tribute fixture, where we remember those people associated with the club who we have lost over the past 12 months.


We've slightly morphed into something different away from home so far this season. it's important we remember that and reflect upon the performances we've had so far.

burnley boss sean dyche
on his team's excellent away record

Pellegrino previews Burnley

We caught up with Mauricio Pellegrino on Thursday to get his thoughts on this afternoon's game. Hear from the Saints manager in the above video!


Goals against Burnley!

We've had some good memories here against the Clarets over the years! Enjoy some of our strikes against them in this video!


It's matchday! 😇

A big welcome from St Mary's for today's Premier League match against Burnley! Thanks for joining us on Matchday Live. We'll be here with you throughout the afternoon, bringing you all the build-up, team news and live match updates, as well as free audio commentary from the game! Stick with us... and Come On You Saints! 👊


Saints vs Burnley Line Ups


Fraser Forster (GK)
Maya Yoshida
Virgil van Dijk
Ryan Bertrand
Cédric Soares
Dusan Tadic
Shane Long (76′)
Oriol Romeu
Nathan Redmond
Sofiane Boufal
James Ward-Prowse (90′)
Steven Davis (C)
Manolo Gabbiadini
Charlie Austin (65′)
Charlie Austin
James Ward-Prowse
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Sam McQueen
Shane Long
Wesley Hoedt
Alex McCarthy


Nick Pope (GK)
James Tarkowski
Ben Mee (C)
Stephen Ward
Matthew Lowton
Steven Defour
Jack Cork
Robbie Brady
Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Jeff Hendrick
Ashley Barnes (65′)
Chris Wood
Sam Vokes (65′)
Ashley Westwood
Kevin Long
Scott Arfield
Ashley Barnes
Sam Vokes
Anders Lindegaard
Phil Bardsley

Saints vs Burnley Match Stats


Head to Head Stats

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Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Chances Created
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk