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The Saints added a remarkable potency in attack to their impressive defensive record against Burnley, firing 34 shots towards Tom Heaton's goal


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Burnley might be relieved to leave St Mary's having only conceded three goals in their 3-1 defeat.

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Southampton were in superb form in attack on Sunday and threatened to rout their newly promoted opponents by taking an incredible 34 shots.

That is the most in a single game by any Premier League side since the 2003-04 season and forced Tom Heaton into 11 saves, the most a goalkeeper has made during the current campaign.

Southampton were not just taking potshots from range, either; 24 of their efforts came from inside the box and only nine missed the target, with the remaining 11 blocked.

Two-goal hero Charlie Austin took a game-high eight shots, with Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic just behind him on seven each.

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Given Southampton had not conceded a goal in 611 minutes in all competitions before Sam Vokes' 72nd-minute penalty, it's been a good start to life on the south coast for Claude Puel.

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