© Reuters. Premier League – Southampton v Burnley
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Southampton fought back from two targets all the way down to beat Burnley 3-2 within the Premier League on Sunday and enhance their consolation above the relegation zone with simply their second win in 13 league video games.
Burnley took a twelfth minute lead by way of a Chris Wood penalty, after VAR noticed that Kyle Walker-Peters had introduced down Erik Pieters.
The Clarets then doubled their benefit with a effective strike from Czech ahead Matej Vydra, after Wood had headed on a Ben Mee lengthy ball ahead.
But the Saints acquired back into the sport with a well-struck effort from Stuart Armstrong, the Scotland midfielder driving dwelling after a intelligent flick from Danny Ings.
Former Burnley striker Ings then levelled up the competition with a effective solo aim, outdoing Mee, slicing previous the sliding James Tarkowski and slipping the ball by way of the legs of Nick Pope.
Burnley struggled to get well from seeing their lead vanish in 11 minutes and a winner for the house aspect seemed inevitable after James Ward-Prowse hammered a drive in opposition to the underside of the bar and Burnley keeper Nick Pope produced an impressive reflex save to maintain out a deflected Armstrong drive.
The winner got here within the 66th minute when an Ings drive was saved by Pope however Theo Walcott latched on to the free ball and picked out Nathan Redmond on the back publish who volleyed dwelling.
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster twice denied Wood within the latter phases – doing effectively to get a hand to a curling shot after which preserving out an in depth vary header.
Burnley felt they need to have had a penalty within the latter incident the place Wood’s shirt was pulled however Southampton deserved the factors and will have had a fourth when substitute Che Adams had solely Pope to beat however shot broad.
Southampton transfer as much as thirteenth on 36 factors, ten above 18th-placed Fulham. Burnley are on 33 factors in fifteenth.
“It was a difficult start for us, and normally an opponent that is not helpful if you go two down,” stated Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuettl.
“Our decision-making in the final third was fantastic. We could have scored five or six or more goals against a team that doesn’t normally give you many chances,” he added.
Burnley defender Tarkowski was crucial of his crew’s focus ranges.
“It’s very unlike us, that. Our record of going ahead and getting a win or at least a draw is one of the best in the league, so to go 2-0 up, be very comfortable, it was mental sloppiness from everyone really,” he stated.
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