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Summary

  1. Southampton move up to eighth
  2. Austin scores twice against former club
  3. Result: Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford
  4. Watford move into top half
  5. Boro above bottom three on goal difference

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Contrasting games in the Premier League on this Sunday.

We began with a rather tedious affair between Middlesbrough and Watford, which was won by a solitary goal - and what a goal it was - by the Hornets. 

Read the match report here

That was followed by a shot fest at St Mary's where Southampton scattered Tom Heaton with 34 shots - the most this season.

Read the match report here

We are back on Monday for the remaining Premier League game of this round, as Liverpool take on Manchester United at Anfield. BIG.

Until then.

Why this rivalry runs deep

Liverpool v Man Utd (20:00 BST)

There's a Premier League game at Anfield tomorrow.

Have a watch of the two videos to get in the mood.

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Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Burnley

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton: "First and foremost you do your job for the team but it counts for nothing if you lose. We have more to give.

"Two set pieces have cost us, it's very frustrating. We are not far away, we have shown it in patches but not 100% of the time.

"We can box on the back foot but we have to find a balance. [The save from Charlie Austin's header] That's probably one of the best saves I've made, I got a fingertip on it and pushed it around the post.

"We are pleased with how we've gone about it so far, we are building momentum. We don't fear anyone."

Tom Heaton
Reuters

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Burnley

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We should have had a penalty at 0-0 which would make the game different. That's stretching it a bit because they are a very good side but we needed that decision. It's beyond a good shout, it's an impossible decision to get wrong.

"They got a very soft penalty, minimal contact if any. But this is not making excuses, they could have scored seen more, but you need those decisions to go your way.

"Southampton are in good form, they break their shape and they are a side to be reckoned with.

"We know home form is important for us. We have shown bravery at home and we have to take games on away from home now. A bit more bravery to play with freedom. We are tense away from home."

'Happy for my players'

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton

Southampton manager Claude Puel: "I take pleasure this afternoon with a very good second half. It was very interesting to play this game. Difficult in the first half after the injury of Matt Targatt. We lost a little control of the game.

"After we came back with a good intention and situation. It was very good to see my players to take pleasure. I think we could have scored many goals this afternoon. I’m happy for my players."

I love celebrating goals

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton

More from Southampton striker Charlie Austin: "I've got seven goals in the last six but we are seven unbeaten. That's the main thing. We knew it would be a frustrating afternoon if we didn't score early but once we scored one we kicked on.

"This team will always create chances, it's a dream for any striker. I am in the right place at the right time.

"I don't play for Burnley no more, I have great respect for the club and the fans, Sean Dyche is superb, but I love celebrating goals and I celebrate every one I score. My job is to score goals for Southampton."

'Tough run coming up'

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton

Southampton striker Charlie Austin: "I thought it was going to be one of those afternoons, I missed a few chances, but once we got one we went on to get two or three. I half celebrated that header in the first half but it was a great save from Tom Heaton! 

"We are top half now and we have got tough fixtures coming up, City away, Chelsea at home and Inter Milan. The international break can hinder you but we have carried on from where we left off."

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton's 34 shots against Burnley today is the most in any Premier League game this season.

Only three goals though, but goalkeeper Tom Heaton did make 11 saves.

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'We can achieve whatever we want'

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton

Nathan Redmond
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Southampton goalscorer Nathan Redmond: "We carved out a few chances and once Charlie sniffed one out they all followed. I've been working hard in training and trying to score more goals. I am working on it daily.

"We can achieve whatever we want to this season."

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker for BBC Radio 5 Live

No complaints at all after that match. Sometimes the scoreline doesn't give you a true reflection of the performances but this one did. 

Burnley came for the draw and didn't get it but they have got to address this form away from home in order to stay up.

The only downside from Southampton is that they conceded a goal.

FULL-TIME

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Mike Dean blows the final whistle.

But for goalkeeper Tom Heaton, this could have been an ugly scoreline for Burnley.

Southampton move up to eighth in the table.

Tom Heaton
Reuters

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton will be disappointed they have not got more than three goals today.

Firstly, James Ward-Prowse is through and tries to chip Tom Heaton, but the Burnley goalkeeper pushes the ball away.

Then Dusan Tadic has a free header from inside the six-yard box, but it is straight at Heaton.

GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Hah, Tom Heaton with ANOTHER save. I make that 10 saves in the match now.

Sub Sam McQueen curls a lovely ball to the back for the Jay Rodriguez, who is free, but the striker's bobbled shot is pushed away by the England goalkeeper.

On Any Sunday, that is a goal, just not this one.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

The first half was not the best, but it has been a really enjoyable second period.

Southampton have had a total of 32 shots in this match - the joint-highest total this season, matched only by Liverpool against Hull.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Jonathan Pearce

Commentator on BBC Radio 5 live

Burnley have to start picking up points away from home somehow. 

Otherwise it will be too much pressure to win every game at Turf Moor in order to stay up. 

GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Nearly a fourth for Southampton, but Tom Heaton makes another save, pushing away James Ward-Prowse's curling effort which was heading for the bottom corner.

Tom Heaton
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CLOSE!

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

What a miss!

Dusan Tadic whips a ball into the six-yard box which is inch perfect for Jose Fonte, but the defender somehow heads wide of goal.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

A change for Southampton before the corner.

Nathan Redmond makes way for James Ward-Prowse.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Cuco Martina's cross is blocked by Stephen Ward.

Corner Southampton.

CLOSE!

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

This is beautiful football from Claude Puel's men.

Nathan Redmond starts it off with a flick around the corner on halfway, before Steven Davis carries the ball to the edge of the box.

He plays in team-mate Cuco Martina on the right, whose shot is blocked and the ball falls in the area to Davis.

The Northern Ireland man takes a deep breath, but he cannot find the target with his shot as it drifts wide of goal.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

A header well won in the air by Jay Rodriguez, who flicks Fraser Forster's kick on to Dusan Tadic.

The Serbian takes a touch and lets rip with an effort that is high and not so handsome.

Time ebbing away for Burnley to try to get something from this game.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Sean Dyche giving a runout to striker Patrick Bamford. Midfielder George Boyd makes way.

Ten minutes for the on-loan Chelsea man to make an impression.

Sean Dyche
PA

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick - hair combed back like a Year 7 student who has used half a tub of gel - lets the ball run out of play expecting a corner.

Goal kick says Mr Dean.

Hendrick cannot believe it.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Solid at the back.

Southampton have conceded their first goal in 612 minutes of action - in all competitions.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton had put the game to bed, but Burnley woke up, so the Saints are looking to put their opponents to sleep for a second time.

Midfielder Oriol Romeu is intent on getting on the scoresheet today, but his thunderous drive - this time on his left peg - is always rising and Tom Heaton waves it over.

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Just over 15 minutes left for Burnley. They couldn't...could they??

George Boyd
AFP

Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker for BBC Radio 5 Live

That's a sympathy penalty - that. 

That's giving them for the sake of giving them. 

If it was 0-0, he wouldn't give that. So why would you give it at 3-0? 

Sam Vokes
Reuters

GOAL - Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes (72 mins)

Beautiful from Sam Vokes, straight down the middle.

Looking at the penalty decision on replay, it is soft, I mean really soft.

Mike Dean has awarded the penalty as Dusan Tadic puts his arm up on Burnley defender Ben Mee in the box.

Football has officially become a non-contact sport.

Sam Vokes
Reuters
Sam Vokes celebrates
Reuters

PENALTY

Southampton 3-0 Burnley

Mike Dean points to the spot and then points at Dusan Tadic.

It looks like an infringement from the Serbian.

Southampton 3-0 Burnley

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker for BBC Radio 5 Live

Charlie Austin in a born goal scorer and a nice lad. He has been through the mill a bit but he is a proper boy isn't he. 

Charlie Austin
Reuters

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-0 Burnley

Both teams make a change. Off comes Johann Berg Gudmundsson for Burnley and Michael Kightly takes his place.

Ex-Claret Jay Rodriguez gets a good ovation as he replaces Charlie Austin.

Southampton 3-0 Burnley

Southampton peppering the Burnley goal now.

Midfielder Oriol Romeu this time with a bouncing effort which is into the bread-basket of Tom Heaton.

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 3-0 Burnley

That's three goals in 14 minutes for Southampton in the second half.

Meanwhile, Burnley starting to show some frustration as Dean Marney goes into the book for a trip on Virgil van Dijk.

Starting to get messy for Sean Dyche's side.

GOAL - Southampton 3-0 Burnley

Charlie Austin (66 mins)

Cool as you like.

Charlie Austin gets his second of the game from the penalty spot.

He waits for goalkeeper Tom Heaton to go one way, before caressing the ball the other.

Pack your bags, this game is over.

Charlie Austin scores a second
Reuters

PENALTY

Southampton 2-0 Burnley

There will be no Great Escape for Burnley in this game.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson hauls down Sam McQueen in the box and Mike Dean points to the penalty spot.

CLOSE!

Southampton 2-0 Burnley

Burnley are all over the place at the back.

They almost concede a third after giving the ball away in the box, but Steven Davis's goalbound shot is blocked by a stretching Michael Keane.

Southampton 2-0 Burnley

Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker for BBC Radio 5 Live

That's a great finish. It doesn't look like Nathan Redmond is going to get much purchase on that - he is almost on top of the ball - but he drifts away from the pack, sets himself and it's through the defender's legs. Great finish. 

Nathan Redmond celebrates
Reuters

GOAL - Southampton 2-0 Burnley

Nathan Redmond (61 mins)

And there is the second.

Sean Dyche will not be happy as his Burnley side concede from another corner.

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis drifts a cross into the box which evades a group of players, eventually falling to Nathan Redmond around 12 yards out.

The former Norwich man makes no mistake, drilling a clean, low effort into the back of the net.

Two in eight minutes for the home side.

Southampton 1-0 Burnley

Southampton looking to put this game to bed now.

It is excellent work by Nathan Redmond, who saves the life out of the Burnley defence with his direct running and pace, pushing the ball into the path of Dusan Tadic.

The Serbian swivels and strikes at goal, which is pushed over by Tom Heaton.

Corner.

Southampton 1-0 Burnley

Michael Keane has a hairy moment at the back for Burnley as he misses a header.

The pacey Nathan Redmond sniffs an opportunity to nick the ball, but Keane recovers to head the ball back to goalkeeper Tom Heaton at the second attempt.

Michael Keane
Reuters