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Saints off the mark with win at Burnley

premier-league Turf Moor | Sat 26 Sep 8PM | Attendance: 0
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Burnley vs Saints
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Burnley vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full-Time: Burnley 0-1 Saints
  • Danny Ings gives Saints lead inside five minutes
  • Chris Wood scores but flag was raised in build-up
  • Saints secure first win of the 20/21 season

Match Report

Told you he enjoyed it! And we enjoyed that full time whistle too! Three points in the bag for the trip back to Southampton.


You can read back how Saints secured that valuable win RIGHT HERE.

Full-Time: Burnley 0-1 Saints

You could hear Ralph Hasenhuttl from Southampton at full-time there! He is delighted and should be as Saints score early, defend well and take the three points. 


That second half was low on chances but was the perfect display after last weeks second half against Spurs. That's the crucial first win for the season. We March On! 

+3’

Stephens!!

Burnley now push and the ball lands to Stephens who has time but his shot is blocked. Pope is up for the corner!

Three minutes added on

Saints just need to hold on here.

+1’

Ings goal...

Armstrong again in the middle of the pitch and plays in Ings who finishes perfectly into the top corner but the striker was offside

+1’

Armstrong gets a shot away

The Scot gets free in the centre of the pitch, has Tella free but goes alone and his shot is blocked.

Counting down the clock

Under five minutes left now of normal time as the game continues in the same vain. Saints getting closer to those valuable three points to change the momentum of the season. 

Ten minutes left

We are into the 80th minute and the Saints defence will be hoping this half just continues as it is. Neither side pushing the other here and Saints have no need to force the game with the lead. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Moussa Djenepo

Djenepo is replaced by the youngster who has some time to impress.

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77’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Ché Adams

The assist provider is replaced by Obafemi.

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76’

Ings with the cutback

The striker gets free down the left hand side but his cutback is intercepted. Best moment of play from Saints in this half so far. 

Saints lead with 15 minutes to go

Still no chances to bring from Turf Moor but Saints are winning and three points is all that matters. Burnley mostly attacking Saints down the wings which is being dealt with comfortably. 

Saints persevering

It's been a slow second half so far but with Saints in the lead, Ralph Hasenhuttl will be content. However, it is a slim advantage they have. Both sides struggling to get going and offer any chances here. 

Save!

Here's that McCarthy save, which might be the first time he's been called upon this evening. Burnley with all the chances in this second half so far with half an hour to go. 

59’

Save from McCarthy!

Bardsley gets a cross into the back post but McNeil saves it. He plays it back to the on rushing Charlie Taylor who unleashes a shot but McCarthy is a match for it to push it away. 

58’

Wood has the ball in the net!

but it's not going to count. The ball is played over the top by Nick Pope and the flag is raised against Wood, probably for offside. Bertrand goes to sweep up and plays it back to McCarthy but it's not hard enough and Wood intercepts to tap it in but it won't count. 

Limited chances

The second half has started how the first half finished with not many chances for either side. Both playing in a way that is hard to break down and are cancelling each other out. 

49’

Yellow Card for Phil Bardsley (Burnley)

The defender slides in, pulls out but just catches Djenepo who goes down.

46’

Chance for Wood!

Burnley with their best chance of the game straight from kick off. A diagonal cross finds Chris Wood who tries to head across goal but McCarthy can catch it safely. 

Second-half begins!

45 minutes away from that crucial first three points of the season. Can we do it? Stay here to find out. Come on you Saints!

Your player of the first half...

No surprises who the fans think was our best player of the first half! Three goals in as many 2020/21 Premier League games now for the striker.

A happy man

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be glad to get in with the lead after last weeks late equaliser before the break. What will he be saying to keep it going in the next 45?

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Your best player of the first half?

Your best player of the first half?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    54%
  • Che Adams
    8%
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
    15%
  • Jannik Vestergaard
    13%
  • Moussa Djenepo
    5%
  • Other
    5%

Half-Time: Burnley 0-1 Saints

Danny Ings is the man again as Saints go in at half-time with a 1-0 lead. It was great work from the number 9 and his strike partner Che Adams to make the most of the only chance of the first 45.


Ralph Hasenhuttl has said Saints need to keep their performance going for more than 45 minutes and I imagine they will be reminded of that if they want to claim their first three points of the season.

+1’

Added on time

Nearing the end of the half with just a minute added on. 

43’

Djenepo gets a shot away

Moussa tries to create that space around the right hand side of the area and does but his shot is blocked and then claimed before it's a corner by Burnley keeper Nick Pope. 

38’

Armstrong cross

Armstrong wriggles his way down the wing and eventually gets a cross away but Jimmy Dunne clears for a corner. However, It is safely cleared.

📸 Best of the action

Here's just some of the action, away from the goal, so far as we approach ten minutes to half-time.

34’

Yellow Card for Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)

Charlie Taylor gets past the Scot and before he's able to cross it in, Armstrong uses his arm to put down Taylor. 

31’

VAR check

Moussa Djenepo goes up with Phil Bardsley and does lead with an elbow in a natural jumping motion. VAR check the footage but no action is taken.

Walker-Peters continues to impress

This man has been a key member since the Premier League restart last season. Once again involved in the play tonight and provided the key pass for Adams to setup Ings for the opener. 

Ings x Adams

I think Ingsy was thankful for that pass from Adams! 

TEAM

The lads enjoyed that opener after just five minutes from Danny Ings! Still leading 1-0 here at Turf Moor. 

21’

Another block!

Vydra gets on the end of a knockdown but again Vestergaard is there to block the shot over for a corner. 

20’

Brownhill gets shot away

Josh Brownhill gets on the end of a cross from Matej Vydra but Vestergaard gets the block in! The big Dane then clears the resulting corner.

18’

Adams!

Firstly the striker just can't get on the end of a cross from Walker-Peters. Then good work from Djenepo feeds in Bertrand and he finds Adams inside the area with space but he hits high over the bar. 


That first goal of the season has to come soon if he keeps getting in those positions.

15’

Saints on top

The visitors definitely are having the better share of possession. No chances since the goal but Saints patiently but with pace passing the ball around as Burnley keep their shape. 

Adams to Ings!

This partnership is growing! Adams could have gone alone but he spotted Ingsy and made it a simple task for the number 9 to put Saints ahead. 

8’

Corner to Saints

Ryan Bertrand plays it into the area and finds Jan Bednarek but his header safely goes out of play. Saints in the lead and chasing down their opponents. Perfect start.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

WHAT A START!

FIRST CHANCE! Walker-Peters plays in Che Adams who gets in behind the Burnley defence and he plays it selflessly into Ings who gets to easily tap it in!

5’

GOOOAL!!!

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Saints as One

Lets get that first win of the season! Nothing of note though in the opening two minutes here at Turf Moor.

20.02
2’

We're underway!

Stuart Armstrong will kick us off here as both sides look for their first win of the season! Come on you Saints!

20.01

Team News

A reminder of team news for the opponents as James Tarkowski, Ben Mee as well as former Saints Jack Cork and Jay Rodriguez are missing from today's game. 

19.59

The players are out

Saints make their way onto the pitch first and are closely followed by Burnley for the pre-match line-up and coin toss.

19.58

Kick-off approaches

Just five minutes until we kick-off here at Turf Moor. Stay with us for updates throughout the game.

19.55

vestergaard is in due to the style of play of the opposition.

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manager
19.51

Warm-Ups 🏃‍♂️

Getting closer to kick-off here at Turf Moor. The players are being put through their paces before they look for their first win of the 2020/21 season.

19.40

The scene at Turf Moor

The players will just be making their way out shortly for their warm-ups. Stay here to see the best action shots before kick-off.

19.17

The clouds gather...

The lights are turning on ready for floodlit football! Kick off is only 45 minutes away here at Turf Moor.

19.16

Burnley starting eleven

Starting XI: Nick Pope, Phil Bardsley, Kevin Long, Ashley Westwood, Charlie Taylor, Dwight McNeil, Dale Stephens, Jimmy Dunne, Josh Brownhill, Chris Wood, Matej Vydra.

Subs: Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Matthew Lowton, Erik Pieters, Bobby Thomas, Josh Benson, Mace Goodridge, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon

19.01

Vestergaard for Stephens

Just the one change for Saints after last weeks defeat to Spurs as Jannik Vestergaard replaces Jack Stephens who is on the bench. Burnley team news next...

19.01

😇 Saints starting XI 😇

Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Moussa Djenepo, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams, Danny Ings.


Subs: Fraser Forster, Jack Stephens, Yan Valery, Will Smallbone, Michael Obafemi, Nathan Tella, Shane Long.

19.00

Team News at 7pm

We aren't far away from seeing who will start as we take on Burnley. Will there be any changes? Find out in just a few minutes...

18.47

You predict a narrow win...

Saints fans have spoken and in our poll have voted for a narrow win at Turf Moor tonight. We will definitely take that! 🙌

18.43

First goal scorer...

Could one of these four be our first goal scorer today? Or after his energetic first-half performance could we be in for some Moussa Magic? He hit the post last week, can he go one better?

18.12

📸 All smiles!

The players were in positive spirits at the final training session before the trip to Burnley! 

18.02

Adams looking for his first of the season

Ings' strike partner Che Adams has come close on a few occasions in the opening two Premier League games to getting his 2020/21 account underway. Can he get that first goal today if selected?

17.52

Ings in the goals

Danny Ings opened his account last weekend with two goals against Spurs! The first being a delightful first time take down and shot across Hugo Lloris. The second a late consolation penalty. 


Can the striker keep it up against one of his former employers?

17.49

Enter the tactics man...

Our resident tactics expert Sam Tighe of Bleacher Report believes Saints will need to focus on wide areas if they are to overcome Burnley this evening.


Find out more from this interesting read RIGHT HERE

17.45
VOTE NOW
Your score prediction!?

Your score prediction!?

The results so far:

  • Comfortable win
    33%
  • Narrow win
    39%
  • Scoring Draw
    17%
  • 0-0 Draw
    0%
  • Defeat
    11%

Last point taken from Turf Moor...

Was February 2019! A Nathan Redmond strike set Saints on the way to three points before a 90th minute penalty from Ashey Barnes gave Burnley a point...😒

17.26

🎥 Last win against Burnley

The Clarets have been a thorn for Saints in recent years with our last win coming in October 2016 at St Mary's. Watch back those goals above...

17.17

Early Team News

Will we see Mohammed Salisu in a Saints squad for the first time today? We know Nathan Redmond won't be in it. Will there be any changes to the starting eleven that faced Spurs?


Find out at 7pm.

17.12

Match Pack

Team news, manager quotes, previous meetings, 20/21 stats and more is all in the Match Pack in association with etoro.


17.04

📖 Read more from the manager

There would have been things to reflect on after the defeat to Spurs last weekend and the manager shared some of those with the media at his pre-match press conference. 

You can read back the best bits RIGHT HERE.

16.54

🎥 The Boss has spoken...

Hear from manager Ralph Hasenhuttl who has had his say ahead of the trip to face The Clarets...

16.47

Saints travel to Burnley 🚌

Welcome to the third Premier League fixture of the 2020/21 season as Saints travel to Turfmoor to face Burnley.


Can we pick up our first win of the season? We'll find out from 8pm but first stay with us for all the information you need before kick-off.

16.46

Burnley vs Saints Line Ups

Burnley

1
Nick Pope (GK)
3
Charlie Taylor
28
Kevin Long
26
Phil Bardsley yellow card
34
Jimmy Dunne
16
Dale Stephens
11
Dwight McNeil
8
Josh Brownhill
18
Ashley Westwood (C)
9
Chris Wood
27
Matej Vydra
2
Matthew Lowton
41
Josh Benson
37
Bobby Thomas
45
Anthony Driscoll-Glennon
44
Mace Goodridge
15
Bailey Peacock-Farrell
23
Erik Pieters

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
3
Ryan Bertrand
4
Jannik Vestergaard
35
Jan Bednarek
17
Stuart Armstrong
6
Oriol Romeu
12
Moussa Djenepo
replace Nathan Tella (77′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams
replace Michael Obafemi (77′)
9
Danny Ings goal
7
Shane Long
23
Nathan Tella
14
Michael Obafemi
20
William Smallbone
44
Fraser Forster
5
Jack Stephens
18
Yan Valery

Burnley vs Saints Match Stats

Burnley

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    53
    comparison angle
    47
  • Shots
    10
    comparison angle
    5
  • Shots on target
    2
    comparison angle
    1
  • Corners
    8
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    374
    comparison angle
    341

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
chances created
Chances Created
2
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
passes completed
Passes Completed
59
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
3
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
clearances
Clearances
13
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy