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N. Redmond
T. Walcott
3 - 2
D. Ings
N. Redmond
2 - 2
S. Armstrong
D. Ings
1 - 2
M. Vydra
C. Wood
0 - 2
C. Wood
Penalty Goal
0 - 1

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Shots On Target 9 5
Total Passes 424 352
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Southampton show their guts after their recent poor run, then, while Burnley are left to wonder what might have been. Whatever happens from here in the Premier League, both teams will surely be sticking around to meet again next season. That's all for now. Goodbye!
Southampton's victory lifts them to 13th in the Premier League, ten points ahead of 18th-placed Fulham. The last time the Saints came from two goals down to win a Premier League game was back in March 2016 when Sadio Mane scored twice in a 3-2 win over Liverpool. This result surely secures their Premier League safety. Burnley stay 15th. One more win will probably be good enough for them.
Southampton come back from 2-0 down to complete a vital ship-steadying win over Burnley. The hosts were the superior side pretty much throughout, despite Burnley's extremely strong start. Hasenhuttl's men kept hustling and eventually secured the win through Redmond in the second half.
90' + 3' Adams misses the chance to seal the win for Southampton! Burnley pump the ball towards Southampton's box and the hosts break quickly with Adams racing through on goal. Pope does just enough to put the substitute off and Adams' shot rolls just wide. No matter though, as that's the last big act of the game!
90' + 2' Taylor fizzes the ball low across the penalty area from out wide. Fortunately for Southampton it passes absolutely everyone by. Walker-Peters earns a timely free-kick for Southampton as Brownhill is overeager in challenging him.
90' + 1' Southampton's sole focus now is to defend their lead. They have three more minutes in which to do it.
L. Richardson
J. Guðmunds­son
89' Burnley substitution. The 18-year-old forward Richardson replaces the quiet Gudmunds­son.
88' Southampton look to have changed to a 5-4-1 formation since Salisu came on. Burnley get another corner down their right. Vestergaard heads it out.
M. Djenepo
T. Walcott
87' Southampton make another change to wind the clock down. Djenepo is on for Walcott.
C. Adams
D. Ings
86' Southampton take no chances with Ings. Adams comes on to replace him for the last few minutes.
85' Ings is down holding his ankle after taking a clip by Lowton. Ings doesn't look too hurt. He's more unhappy that no free-kick was given.
84' Westwood floats a free-kick into Southampton's box but again the hosts hold firm. Forster gets high to punch away another ball that comes towards him.
82' Burnley get another corner off Bertrand. Southampton again manage to deal with it. After getting caught out twice in the opening half hour, Southampton's defence has been creditably solid since.
80' Burnley have started bombarding Southampton's penalty area. Wood dives forward to nod straight at Forster from inside the six-yard box. The striker's having his shirt tugged but it doesn't look enough to have put him off. The referee agrees.
M. Salisu
S. Armstrong
79' Southampton make a change of their own. The centre-back Salisu comes on for Armstrong.
J. Rodriguez
M. Vydra
78' Burnley bring on fresh legs up front. Vydra, one of their goalscorers, makes way for Rodriguez.
77' Now it's Forster's turn to make a great save! The Southampton keeper leaves hearts in mouths as he ventures out of his box. Wood looks to capitalise with a curling shot towards the top right corner and Foster gets back well to push it out for a Burnley corner. Southampton clear it.
76' Gudmundsson darts in at the far post and tests Walker-Peters in the air as a cross comes in. The Icelander gets his jump wrong and the ball bounces out for a Southampton goal-kick.
75' Tarkowski plays a clever pass in the box but none of his teammates are on the same wavelength. Forster rushes out to gather it.
73' Burnley get a corner down their left which Southampton see out. Wood earns the visitors another corner though.
71' Southampton have had 23 shots to Burnley's four so far. The scoreline by no means flatters them. If they didn't concede so many silly goals you suspect they'd be higher up the table than they are.
70' Burnley halfheartedly venture forward again. McNeil's looping header is easily claimed by Forster.
68' Southampton's job isn't done though. They want another goal to finish this game off. Walker-Peters fires over from the right of the D.
67' Hasenhuttl thumps his fists down on the touchline. It's been a great comeback by Southampton who could easily have crumbled after going two goals down. They've been by far the better side since.
T. Walcott
67' Walcott was within his rights to go for goal himself there but had the peace of mind to spot Redmond in a better position. Southampton will be delighted he did.
N. Redmond
66' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 3-2 BURNLEY! Southampton come from 2-0 down to take the lead for the first time! Redmond smacks the ball into the net from the left of the box as Pope saves Ings' strike and Walcott hangs it up to the far post for Redmond to finish.
64' Southampton are racking up the shots on target as Pope claims Walcott's tame strike. Burnley try to create a chance of their own but Wood's control of the ball lets him down.
63' Burnley survive Southampton's latest corner. Southampton are getting back on top though. Walcott's effort is blocked and Armstrong has another pop from range but this one is an easier save for Pope.
62' Pope denies Ward-Prowse again! Burnley drop too deep once more and Ward-Prowse rattles an effort towards goal. It hits a Burnley defender and looks certain to beat Pope only for Pope to somehow tip it out for a corner! That is a fantastic save by the England goalkeeper.
60' Ward-Prowse hits the crossbar! Ings' header is blocked and the Southampton captain strikes the ball towards goal from outside the box. A deflection takes up over Pope and it clatters against the crossbar, bouncing down on the line and out! Southampton get a corner out of it.
58' Ings commits handball in Burnley's half as he protects his face from getting whacked. 
57' Bednarek rubs his back and runs back onto the pitch. The Southampton centre-back might be a little sore but he still looks good to go.
56' Wood gives away a foul as Bednarek goes up for a challenge and lands awkwardly over the striker's shoulder. Wood looks nonplussed.
54' This game is still tantalisingly poised as both teams attempt to figure each other out again. They're understandably a little more cautious than they were in the opening 45 minutes.
52' Burnley work the ball down their left with Taylor being the player to fire the ball in. Wood is close to heading at goal but the striker can't master the cross and it goes out for a Southampton throw-in on the opposite side.
51' Walker-Peters passes back to Diallo who looks to swing the ball into the penalty area from deep. Unfortunately it's nowhere near a Southampton teammate and Burnley sweep up.
50' Burnley obtain possession as Walker-Peters' clearance is intercepted. Forster grabs the resulting cross into the box.
49' Now Southampton can attack. Taylor positions himself well to cut down Ward-Prowse's pass with Ings and Walcott making promising runs.
48' Vydra beats Vestergaard to a high ball and earns Burnley a throw-in near the corner flag. Lowton's cross is cleared by Ward-Prowse.
46' Walker-Peters gets forward down the right and sends a low cross into the box. Pope spots the danger and ventures out of his goal to smother it.
45' Southampton get the second half started. No changes by either side at the break.
This game has been fantastic entertainment so far. It's only the second game this season to see both sides score two or more goals in the first half after Liverpool beat Leeds United 4-3 in the very first game of the season. Southampton looked the better side by the end of the half but Burnley will back themselves in the second half.
The referee signals the end of an unexpectedly fun first half. Burnley raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from their strike partners Wood and Vydra. Southampton briefly looked in big trouble but to their credit recovered quickly, hauling themselves back into things through Armstrong and Ings. More of this after the break!
45' + 2' Pope claims the corner easily. Burnley almost beat Southampton with the same trick as earlier with Wood nodding down for Vydra. This time Southampton manage to shepherd the loose ball out for a goal-kick.
45' + 1' Burnley earn a corner down their left. Westwood swings it in and Vestergaard gets his head on the end of it to send Southampton away. Armstrong floats a cross to Redmond on the other side and it comes back to Diallo who smacks it towards goal from range. It goes out for a Southampton corner.
44' The momentum is still with Southampton as half-time approaches. There'll be four added minutes in this first half due to Pieters' injury problems earlier.
N. Redmond
42' Redmond played a key part in that goal, knocking the ball down the line for Ings to race onto. Southampton have stormed back into this game.
D. Ings
42' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 2-2 BURNLEY! Ings pulls Southampton level with a lovely goal! Burnley get caught upfield and Ings darts in behind, taking a touch inside to beat the sliding Tarkowski and finishing coolly.
41' Burnley deal with the corner but Southampton aren't letting up at the moment. It's been a strange and breathless first half.
39' Southampton are desperate to get back on level terms before the half-time break. Redmond jinks inside from the left to shoot from the centre of the box. It's blocked. Diallo's follow-up is too. Armstrong is next to try and his effort clatters off a defender. Southampton get the corner.
38' Southampton have definitely improved since their goal. Redmond cuts the ball back from the byline for Walcott who's lurking at the far post. Taylor is there to hook it away from Walcott before the former England man can tap it into the net.
37' Ward-Prowse's corner goes deep into the box and doesn't really threaten Burnley. Southampton come again and Pope claims Diallo's loose ball.
35' Southampton try to get themselves back into the game straight away as Walker-Peters' shot deflects out for their first corner of the game. Of course their set-piece specialist Ward-Prowse will take it.
C. Taylor
E. Pieters
33' Here's that enforced Burnley change. Taylor replaces the stricken Pieters at left-back.
32' Burnley are about to suffer another disappointment. Pieters has finally given up being able to shake off his niggle. He's going to have to be substituted.
D. Ings
31' Ings' assist there was lovely as the Englishman flicked the ball on the turn for Armstrong to latch onto. There's still plenty of life in Southampton.
S. Armstrong
31' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 BURNLEY! Armstrong halves Southampton's deficit straight away! The hosts put together some tidy play on the edge of Burnley's box, with Ings laying off for Armstrong who cuts inside and fires into the bottom left corner.
30' Vydra has scored two goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as he had in his previous 45 appearances in the competition combined. He's a striker in form for Burnley.
C. Wood
28' Wood made a real nuisance of himself there. Southampton are struggling to handle him. Burnley's play may be simple but it never fails to be effective.
M. Vydra
28' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 0-2 BURNLEY! Vydra doubles Burnley's lead! There's an aerial tussle and Mee booms the ball forward from the back. Wood nods it down for Vydra who spanks it first time past Forster!
26' Pieters is jogging down by the touchline and eventually ventures back onto the pitch. It's good to see him able to continue.
24' Walcott jinks into the box to try again for Southampton and again Burnley throw bodies in the way. Pieters is in distress again after being one of the players to bravely slide in to block Walcott's shot, clashing with Tarkowski. It doesn't look good for the Dutchman as he hobbles off for now.
22' Southampton pepper Burnley's goal a bit with Redmond having two shots blocked. Pope pushes Redmond's near-post effort aside. The corner comes in and Ings' shot is quickly closed down.
20' More on Wood. The New Zealander has now scored in three straight Premier League appearances for Burnley, his joint-longest run in a single season. He's tied with Ashley Barnes for most all-time Premier League goals for Burnley with 41. He's been a fine servant for the club. 
19' Burnley fling another ball into Southampton's box and Wood is penalised for barging into Forster. Southampton are facing a physical test here, make no mistake.
18' Forster claims a high ball into the box by Pieters. Southampton look such a diminished side from the one that started this season. It's hard to know where things have gone wrong for Hasenhuttl's men.
16' Burnley are looking confident so far. McNeil takes on Walker-Peters who intercepts initially. However, Pieters picks up the pieces and has a cross cleared.
14' Bertrand is checked down the left by Gudmundsson and gets the opportunity to send the ball into Burnley's box from the free-kick. The visitors see it off easily enough.
13' That was the 100th penalty taken in the Premier League this season and a fine one by Wood it was too. Burnley have now either scored or conceded in the first 15 minutes in their last five Premier League matches.
C. Wood
Penalty Goal
12' GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 0-1 BURNLEY! Wood steps up and smashes the penalty kick down the middle beyond the diving Forster! Burnley take an early lead. They have been the more positive side so far.
10' PENALTY FOR BURNLEY! The referee judges Walker-Peters' challenge to be unfair and points to the spot! On second viewing it was a slightly wild tackle. Walker-Peters is lucky not to be booked for it.
8' Pieters is down holding his left ankle after Walker-Peters.slides in to block the Burnley left-back's cross inside the box. VAR has advised the referee to look at the incident again...
6' It's been quite a lively start to this game. McNeil's cross from the left is intended for Vydra inside the six-yard box. Bednarek blocks it and it rebounds off Vydra to go out for a goal-kick.
4' Pieters wins a free-kick down Burnley's left as Armstrong climbs over him for an aerial ball. Southampton deal with McNeil's free-kick and Ings blasts the ball towards goal from distance only for it to be blocked by a Burnley defender.
2' Southampton clear McNeil's corner at the far post thanks to Walker-Peters. The hosts counter and Armstrong shoots from the right of the box but Burnley get back to cut it out.
2' Burnley go on the attack straight from the kick-off! Vydra bears down on the box and aims for the bottom right corner. Forster dives to his left to tip it away for a corner.
1' The referee blows his whistle and this game gets underway!
The two sides are out on the pitch at a sunny St. Mary's. Southampton are in their usual red and white shirts and black shorts. Burnley are wearing their yellow and claret third colours.
Southampton picked up a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture away at Burnley in September, ending a game of seven games without a win against the Clarets. However, Southampton's star has dimmed significantly since the start of the campaign and Burnley have won twice in their last three visits here. This is likely to be a tight and tense affair.
There are three changes to the Southampton side that lost 2-1 here to Brighton and Hove Albion three weeks ago. Walcott, Redmond and Ings all start. Dyche wisely sticks with the same Burnley 11 that picked up that away win at Everton last time out.
SUBS: Jack Cork, Richard Nartey, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Jimmy Dunne, Dale Stephens, Lewis Richardson, Jay Rodriguez, Charlie Taylor, Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee (c), Erik Pieters; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Josh Brownhill, Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra, Chris Wood.
SUBS: Mohammed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Will Ferry, Che Adams, Jack Stephens, Moussa Djenepo, Alex McCarthy, Takumi Minamino, Alexandre Jankewitz.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Fraser Forster; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Ryan Bertrand; Stuart Armstrong, James Ward-Prowse (c), Ibrahima Diallo, Theo Walcott; Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond.
Burnley, in contrast, are in decent form and have successfully managed to haul themselves out of trouble. Having defeated Everton 2-1 at Goodison Park before the international break, Sean Dyche's side are looking for back-to-back away wins for the first time since last July. With the threat of relegation easing, maybe Burnley can start to have some fun.
It's 14th against 15th in the Premier League table here as Southampton welcome Burnley to the south coast. Since beating Liverpool at the start of 2021, Ralph Hasenhuttl's team have lost 10 of their last 12 league games, picking up fewer points than any other side so far this year. While relegation is unlikely, the Saints need a win soon to avoid a miserable end to the season.
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