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Burnley 1-0 Southampton

Burnley forward Ashley Barnes
Burnley forward Ashley Barnes (right) celebrates his second league goal of the season
  • Burnley earn 11 points from last 18
  • Southampton have one point from last 15
  • Dusan Tadic misses Saints' spot-kick
  • Ashley Barnes scores Burnley winner

Burnley moved out of the bottom three after an Ashley Barnes winner against Southampton gave the Clarets a third league win of the season.

The visitors had a chance to take the lead from the spot after George Boyd's trip on Ryan Bertrand, but Tom Heaton saved Dusan Tadic's penalty.

The miss was punished when Barnes' shot deflected in off Toby Alderweireld.

Southampton had a chance to level but Victor Wanyama headed over late on as they went five games without a win.

Jose Fonte had earlier headed straight at Heaton and and visiting right-back Nathaniel Clyne had sent a shot wide but Burnley held on.

The victory will serve to increase the self-belief, which manager Sean Dyche says is gradually developing, among the Clarets ahead of testing fixtures against Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City.

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Dyche pleased with Burnley's desire

Barnes will take the headlines with the winner but the work-rate of strike partner Danny Ings and heroics of Heaton were also pivotal for the home side.

Heaton dived low to his left to palm away Tadic's penalty and spare Boyd's blushes in an incident which had sparked a previously tight game into a more open contest.

Ings, making his 100th league appearance for Burnley, blocked a Clyne pass which led to the chance for Barnes, who took it to score his second league goal of the term.

Southampton had been hoping to get back to winning ways to prove to their critics there was substance to their sterling start to the season.

Going into the match, they had the meanest Premier League defence and were facing the joint worst goalscoring record in the top-flight.

Ronald Koeman gave 18-year-old midfielder Jake Hesketh a first senior start and he had a lively time.

He clattered into Heaton before going off injured after half an hour following a challenge with Michael Keane, and he was left in tears as he sat on the bench.

However, after quelling Burnley's threat, Southampton failed to build on their growing danger culminating in Tadic's missed penalty.

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Defensive mistakes frustrate Koeman

And, after defeats by Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United caused them to drop from second to fifth in the table, their struggles continue.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We've had to dig in again. I thought in the first half we played very well and maybe surprised them a little bit.

"In the second half, they managed to grow into the game and we had to keep our resilience, shape and mentality to get the win.

"The penalty save was a massive moment. It is a penalty but we believe in Tom. He's made big saves for us before and has made that one today."

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "Again the same story as last Monday against Manchester United. We had more chances, missed a penalty and one of our mistakes ended in 1-0.

"In my opinion, football is not that difficult but you can make it difficult.

"The difference between when we were winning games and are now losing them is a small detail like not punishing the opponent in a key moment like today. Also, doing more defensive mistakes."

Burnley striker Danny Ings (centre) is closed down by Southampton defenders Toby Alderweireld (left0 and Jose Fonte (right)
Burnley top scorer Danny Ings (centre) was released by his hometown Southampton at the age of 10
Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh (right) made his first senior start against Burnley
Jake Hesketh (right) came on as a substitute against Man Utd on Monday and made his first senior start at Burnley
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster in action against Burnley
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster denied Ashley Barnes following a goalmouth scramble
Southampton's Dusan tadic reacts after his penalty miss at Burnley
The last Southampton player to miss a penalty in the Premier League was Jim Magilton in April 1997
Burnley keeper Tom Heaton is congratulated by the club's mascot after the win over Southampton
Burnley won their first ever Premier League game in the month of December at the ninth attempt

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 5Shackell
  • 6MeeSubstituted forLaffertyat 74'minutes
  • 21BoydBooked at 83mins
  • 8Marney
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 30Barnes
  • 10Ings

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Wallace
  • 11Kightly
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 20Chalobah
  • 22Gilks
  • 28Long

Southampton

  • 23Forster
  • 2Clyne
  • 6Fonte
  • 17Alderweireld
  • 21Bertrand
  • 12Wanyama
  • 8Davis
  • 42HeskethBooked at 17minsSubstituted forWard-Prowseat 32'minutes
  • 11Tadic
  • 10ManéBooked at 39minsSubstituted forLongat 78'minutes
  • 19PellèBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 1Davis
  • 3Yoshida
  • 5Gardos
  • 7Long
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 24Mayuka
  • 28Reed
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
17,287

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Southampton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Southampton 0.

Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross.

Attempt missed. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Graziano Pellè with a headed pass.

Offside, Southampton. Nathaniel Clyne tries a through ball, but Shane Long is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Davis following a corner.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by George Boyd.

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Booking

George Boyd (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Sadio Mané.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jose Fonte (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross.

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Daniel Lafferty replaces Ben Mee because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 1, Southampton 0. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Offside, Burnley. Danny Ings tries a through ball, but George Boyd is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

Attempt missed. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse.

Attempt missed. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Davis following a corner.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Penalty saved! Dusan Tadic (Southampton) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Southampton. Ryan Bertrand draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by George Boyd (Burnley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Steven Davis.

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ryan Bertrand.

goal

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