Burnley gave their survival hopes a boost as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Connor Roberts opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Nathan Collins doubled their advantage in the 44th minute. It was their first win after the sacking of Sean Dyche. Burnley find themselves just one point from safety and a chance of climbing out of the relegation zone when they take on Wolves on Sunday.
Burnley: Pope (7), Roberts (8), Collins (8), Tarkowski (7), Taylor (7), McNeil (7), Brownhill (7), Cork (7), Cornet (6), Rodriguez (6), Weghorst (6).
Subs: Lennon (6), Vydra (5), Lowton (n/a).
Southampton: Forster (7), Valery (5), Lyanco (5), Bednarek (6), Walker-Peters (6), Romeu (5), Ward-Prowse (6), Perraud (5), Armstrong (6), Elyounoussi (5), Broja (5).
Subs: Adams (6), Redmond (5), Livramento (n/a).
Man of the Match: Connor Roberts.
Burnley caretaker boss Mike Jackson: “The players remembered what they were. We haven’t done loads differently, but they have come together as a group. Everyone has mucked in, and it is a great result. It was good to watch. Towards the end, they have had a couple of chances. You have to enjoy the game when you win, don’t think about anything else. The crowd was terrific. You could see it lift the players. We said, ‘bring them with you and I think we did that. We have to make sure we deliver against Wolves.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl: “We had a very good chance at the beginning and the first goal is important. They then had the belief, that we haven’t been physically good enough. The first half is simply not aggressive enough, not sharp enough. They defended well and we didn’t have the quality to break them down.”
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