Dominant Southampton take most shots in one game in 12 seasons

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


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.