Burnley takes all three points in a fantastic performance at Turf Moor.
Their first home game without Sean Dyche in the dugout, and the Clarets produced a masterful performance to put away Southampton with minimal difficulty.
The second half yielded no goals, but the game management from Burnley was exceptional and gave them real hope that Premier League survival is more than an achievable goal!
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope;
Connor Roberts, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor;
Dwight McNeil, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Maxwel Cornet;
Jay Rodriguez, Wout Weghorst.
BURNLEY SUBS: Wayne Hennessey, Matt Lowton, Ashley Barnes, Dale Stephens, Aaron Lennon, Phil Bardsley, Matej Vydra, Kevin Long, Dara Costelloe.
SOUTHAMPTON (3-4-2-1): Fraser Forster;
Yan Valery, Lyanco, Jan Bednarek;
Kyle Walker-Peters, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Romain Perraud;
Stuart Armstrong, Mohamed Elyounoussi; Armando Broja.
SOUTHAMPTON SUBS: Willy Caballero, Shane Long, Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Tino Livramento, Mohamed Salisu, Nathan Tella, Ibrahima Diallo.
What a strike to put Burnley 1-0 up!!!! They recycles possession after blocking McNeil’s effort, and Brownhill tees up Roberts. He’s forced onto his left foot, but that doesn’t matter as he curls a beauty of a shot into the bottom corner, and the stadium erupts.
Burnley doubles their lead!! Brownhill’s corner swings towards the back post, where Collins jumps above Lyanco and heads into the far corner!!! Burnley goes 2-0 upright on the stroke of half-time.
So, what’s next?
A massive, massive win for Burnley Football Club puts them within just a point of Everton on the right side of the Premier League trapdoor.
Their next game is before Everton’s, meaning they could be out of the bottom three before the Toffees take on Liverpool.
Saints, meanwhile, miss the chance to go ninth and remain all but safe in the 13th.