Saints beaten at Burnley

premier-league Turf Moor | Thu 21 Apr 7.45PM | Attendance: 17,384
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BUR vs SOU
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BUR vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Roberts and Collins give Burnley a two-goal lead
  • Forster makes a string of fine saves to keep Saints in it
  • Cork denied a third by VAR after the break
  • Adams twice goes close having come off the bench
Photo by Matt Watson

FULL TIME: Burnley 2-0 Southampton

Defeat in Lancashire. Saints couldn't recover from a disappointing first half that saw Connor Roberts and Nathan Collins put the hosts in a commanding position. Ché Adams twice went close after the restart, but it was not enough to avoid defeat. Onto Sunday and a trip to Brighton...

90+2’

Clarets happy to run the clock down

Unsurprisingly, Burnley are happy to see this game out now, taking their time with a series of throw-ins. Saints need to get the ball back, and fast.

90’

Into stoppage time ⏱

We'll have five minutes of additional time. Saints are going to need an incredible ending if they are to draw level.

86’

Burnley substitution: Matthew Lowton replaces Dwight McNeil

A late change for the Clarets. 

86’

McNeil blazes over

The Burnley winger looks to put the result beyond doubt, but his strike flies just over.

82’

Southampton substitution: Tino Livramento replaces Kyle Walker-Peters

A final switch of the evening. 

81’

Pope keeps out Broja

The Albanian races toward the byline and fires in a venomous cross, but Pope keeps hold of the ball at the near post with Redmond lurking. 

80’

A let off...

Burnley could've sealed all three points. Brownhill plays in Rodriguez who looks for Vydra and Collins in the middle, but the ball flies across goal and Saints survive. 

79’

Yellow Card for Romain Perraud (Southampton)

Perraud goes into the book for bringing down McNeil. 

77’

Burnley substitution: Matej Vydra replaces Wout Weghorst

A change in attack for the hosts. 

Photo by Matt Watson

Still pushing 💪

Saints are enjoying their best spell of the game and Ralph Hasenhüttl will feel his side might still be able to get back into this one. 

72’

Yellow Card for James Tarkowski (Burnley)

The Burnley captain is also booked for the altercation. 

72’

Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)

Bednarek goes into the book for a coming together with Tarkowski.

71’

Adams thwarted by Taylor

Redmond heads the ball back into the box and Adams looks destined to get one goal back, but Taylor makes a heroic recovery to somehow block the striker's shot.

71’

Pope equal to it

Ward-Prowse gets his effort up and over the wall, but Pope gets across his goal to parry the ball out for a corner.

70’

A free-kick in a dangerous area

Rodriguez fouls Redmond 25 yards out and it gives Ward-Prowse another opportunity to produce a moment of magic. 

67’

Instant impact!

Almost a goal with virtually his first touch. A cross picks Adams out in the box, but his volley is straight at Pope and tipped over the bar.

66’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi

It's two up front for Saints, with Adams joining Broja.

65’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Stuart Armstrong

The first of two substitutions for the visitors. 

65’

Burnley substitution: Aaron Lennon replaces Maxwel Cornet

A change for the hosts. 

64’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Burnley [Jack Cork] was cancelled

No goal! A reprieve for Saints. Cork is found to be in an offside position. It stays at 2-0...

Cork converts

Tarkowski heads the ball across goal where Rodriguez and Cork are both waiting. Forster gets something on it, but the former Saints midfielder bundles it home. There is a VAR check once again, however.

62’

GOAL

Jack Cork (62’) | 3 0

60’

Roberts receives treatment

The Burnley defender comes into contact with Romeu at a corner, with the Saints midfielder accidentally catching the full-back in the throat. Play now resumes...

58’

Pope tested

Perraud's cross from the left takes a deflection off of Roberts and needs Pope to tip the ball over the bar for a corner.

51’

A more end-to-end game

We're still in the early stages of this second half, but it's been end-to-end so far. Cornet has a shot blocked at one end, before Walker-Peters suffers the same fate at the other end moments later.

46’

Tarkowski heads over

Almost a third for Burnley at the start of the half. Brownhill's corner finds his skipper in the middle, but Tarkowski's header is over the bar by a couple of feet.

45’

Back under way...

Play resumes at Turf Moor. We're going to need a big second 45 minutes to get back into this one. 

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HALF TIME: Burnley 2-0 Southampton

A difficult half comes to an end. After an initially bright start from Saints, the hosts have dominated since Connor Roberts broke the deadlock after 12 minutes. Fraser Forster has made a string of fine saves, only for Nathan Collins to head home from a corner just before the break. An uphill task awaits in the second half...

45+1’

Goal given

VAR had a long look at the goal to see if Jack Cork, who was in an offside position, touched the ball on its way in, but the goal is given. 

Collins makes it two

Cornet's corner is headed home by Collins, who rises above Ward-Prowse, to leave Forster no chance. However, there is a VAR check...

43’

GOAL

Nathan Collins (43’) | 2 0

41’

A break in play

The game is halted momentarily to allow players from both sides who are currently observing Ramadan to take on some refreshment. It's also a chance for Ralph Hasenhüttl to speak to his players.

38’

Yellow Card for Jack Cork (Burnley)

The first card of the night goes to the former Saints midfielder, who brings down Stuart Armstrong as he looks to escape over the halfway line. 

36’

Forster brilliance denies McNeil!

The Southampton keeper is once again the hero. McNeil's low drive from the edge of the box looks destined for the bottom corner, but Forster is down to his left to get a strong hand to it at the expense of a corner.

Milestone 🆙

The skipper is making his 300th Premier League appearance this evening, the seventh youngest player to reach the milestone in Premier League history. 

32’

How aren't we level?!

Exactly the same as earlier in the half, a Ward-Prowse corner is perfect for Romeu, but once again the Spaniard heads wide.

31’

Broja wins a corner

Elyounoussi finds Broja in the box, but the striker's shot is deflected wide for a corner. A pass to Perraud on the overlap may have been the better option...

27’

A glimpse of goal

It's been a while since Saints were at this end of the pitch, but Walker-Peters looks for Elyounoussi in the middle, with the Norwegian unable to apply a finishing touch on thee stretch in the middle. 

26’

Off the bar!

Burnley should be two goals to the good here. Forster - for a third time tonight - produces a stunning save low down to his right before Weghorst somehow heads the ball onto the bar from inside the six yard box!

22’

Looking for a second...

The home crowd are enjoying what they're watching, as the Clarets continue to flood forward. The latest attack ends with Weghorst failing to find Rodriguez with a through ball, allowing Forster to mop up.

17’

Clarets apply the pressure

Saints can't clear their lines at the moment and are indebted to Forster. Weghorst nods the ball down to his strike partner, but Rodriguez's shot from 6 yards is brilliantly saved by Forster.

14’

Weghorst denied

The hosts are full of confidence now. McNeil plays in Weghorst on the right-hand side of the box, but after manoeuvring past Lyanco, the striker's angle is narrowed by Forster who spreads himself to save the shot.

A lead against the run of play

The hosts lead out of nowhere.  Connor Roberts picks up the ball 20 yards from goal, moves the ball onto his weaker left foot and curls a strike past Forster and into the back of the net. No chance for the Saints stopper.

11’

GOAL

Connor Roberts (11’) | 1 0

8’

Burnley hang on

Saints win possession high up the pitch and work space for Armstrong to shoot, but his shot is blocked before Elyounoussi scuffs the rebound inside the box. A promising start...

8’

Ori! 😱

Ward-Prowse's corner is straight onto the head of Romeu, but his header flashes inches wide. The Spaniard jogs away with his head in his hands!

6’

Walker-Peters goes close

A cross-field ball finds Walker-Peters in acres of space, allowing the full-back to drift inside onto his left foot, but his eventual shot is deflected over for a corner.

4’

Early possession for the hosts

Given the importance of tonight's match for Burnley, it's no surprise to see the hosts enjoying the best of the early possession.

1’

Forster tidies up

An early ball over the top tempts Rodriguez, but the Saints keeper races out of his box to clear the danger.

0’

Up and running! ⚽️

The game begins in Lancashire. Can Saints make it back-to-back Premier League wins? Let's do this! 

The teams are out at Turf Moor!

Midweek Premier League action is minutes away. YELLOWS, YELLOWS! 

19.41

TRIUMPH AT TURF MOOR 😇 | Burnley 0-1 Southampton 

Saints emerged victorious on their last visit to Turf Moor, claiming a 1-0 victory back in September 2020. 

19.14

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC 🌟

James Ward-Prowse will make his 300th Premier Leauge appearance tonight against Burnley, after making his Premier League debut against Manchester City in August 2012. 

19.06

Burnley line-up confirmed

Starting XI: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Collins, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Cornet, Rodiguez, Weghorst. 

Subs: Hennessey, Lowton, Bardsley, Long, Stephens, Lennon, Costelloe, Barnes, Vydra. 


18.57

SAINTS LINE-UP CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Valery, Lyanco, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Broja. 

Subs: Caballero, Livramento, Salisu, Diallo, Redmond, Tella, Long, A. Armstrong, Adams. 

18.45

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Jan Bednarek has scored four goals in his last 17 Premier League games, more than he had in his first 110 appearances in the competition.

18.26

I played here [Turf Moor] against Burnley under the lights in big games when I was at Preston [North End], so I know what’s it’s like and I know the impact that this group of fans can have."

mike jackson
on the challenge of turf moor
17.59

MATCH PACK: Burnley vs Saints

Get up to speed ahead of tonight's clash with our Match Pack

17.46

Turf Moor is never an easy place to go and they are fighting for their life now and this was the atmosphere you have to expect that so you have to be resistant and have to have to know that it's not always about playing that football, it is about defending your goal with all you have."

ralph hasenhüttl
on facing burnley 
17.30

SPOILS SHARED 🤝 | Southampton 2-2 Burnley

Taking it back to the reverse fixture in October 2021 where goals from Tino Livramento and Armando Broja saw Saints and Burnley share the points at St Mary's. 

17.13

Touch down: Turf Moor 📍

Saints will be looking to secure back-to-back wins in the Premier League as they travel to Burnley after picking up a huge three points over Arsenal last time out. With the season edging to a close, Burnley continue to fight for survival with three points potentially proving crucial if they are to remain in the top division of English football. A big night ahead at Turf Moor, come on you Saints!

14.47

BUR vs SOU Line Ups

Burnley

1
Nick Pope (GK)
22
Nathan Collins goal
3
Charlie Taylor
14
Connor Roberts goal
5
James Tarkowski (C) yellow card
8
Josh Brownhill
11
Dwight McNeil
replace Matthew Lowton (87′)
4
Jack Cork yellow card
20
Maxwel Cornet
replace Aaron Lennon (66′)
9
Wout Weghorst
replace Matej Vydra (78′)
19
Jay Rodriguez
44
Dara Costelloe
17
Aaron Lennon
16
Dale Stephens
26
Phil Bardsley
10
Ashley Barnes
2
Matthew Lowton
27
Matej Vydra
13
Wayne Hennessey
28
Kevin Long

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
4
Lyanco
43
Yan Valery
35
Jan Bednarek yellow card
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Che Adams (66′)
15
Romain Perraud yellow card
6
Oriol Romeu
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
replace Valentino Livramento (83′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
18
Armando Broja
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
replace Nathan Redmond (65′)
22
Mohammed Salisu
21
Valentino Livramento
7
Shane Long
23
Nathan Tella
11
Nathan Redmond
9
Adam Armstrong
10
Che Adams
27
Ibrahima Diallo
13
Willy Caballero

BUR vs SOU Match Stats

Burnley

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    43
    comparison angle
    57
  • Shots
    16
    comparison angle
    11
  • Shots on target
    6
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    10
    comparison angle
    10
  • Passes Complete
    244
    comparison angle
    396

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Shots On Target
1
chances created
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
73
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
tackles
Tackles
3
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
clearances
Clearances
6
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
saves
Saves
4
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster