Southampton 3-2 Burnley: Danny Ings scores as Saints fight back to win

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Nathan Redmond scores against Burnley
Nathan Redmond made it three goals in two games having scored twice against Bournemouth in the FA Cup

Southampton fought back from 2-0 down to beat Burnley and claim a crucial three points in the battle for Premier League survival.

The two sides came into the game level on 33 points and Burnley charged in front in a thrilling first half at a sunny St Mary’s Stadium.

Chris Wood fired in an early penalty, awarded after the video assistant referee advised Andre Marriner to check the pitchside monitor, before knocking down Ben Mee’s long ball for Matej Vydra to volley in a fine second goal.

But Southampton, who welcomed back Danny Ings and Theo Walcott from injury, hit straight back with midfielder Stuart Armstrong sweeping in the ball after a neat flick by Ings.

The ex-Burnley striker coolly slotted in his 10th goal of the season to equalise just before half-time, scoring against his former club for the third successive game.

And although Burnley’s Nick Pope pulled off some fine saves after the break, Saints broke the England goalkeeper’s resistance as Nathan Redmond volleyed them in front.

The hosts then needed some goalkeeping heroics from former England keeper Fraser Forster, who twice denied Wood late on, before clinching just their second win in 13 Premier League games.

That lifted Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men up to 13th in the table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone with 10 games left.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Southampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 44Forster
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 35Bednarek
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 3Bertrand
  • 17ArmstrongSubstituted forSalisuat 79′minutes
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 27Diallo
  • 32WalcottSubstituted forDjenepoat 87′minutes
  • 9IngsSubstituted forAdamsat 86′minutes
  • 11Redmond

Substitutes

  • 1McCarthy
  • 5Stephens
  • 10Adams
  • 12Djenepo
  • 19Minamino
  • 22Salisu
  • 23Tella
  • 47Ferry
  • 64Jankewitz

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 23PietersSubstituted forTaylorat 33′minutes
  • 7GudmundssonSubstituted forRichardsonat 90′minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 8Brownhill
  • 11McNeil
  • 27VydraSubstituted forRodriguezat 78′minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Cork
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 31Nartey
  • 34Dunne
  • 38Richardson
  • 45Driscoll-Glennon

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