Soccer-Southampton struggle again for 3-2 win over Burnley By Reuters
SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) -Southampton fought again from two objectives all the way down to beat Burnley 3-2 within the Premier League on Sunday and enhance their consolation above the relegation zone with simply their second win in 13 league video games.
Burnley took a twelfth minute lead by way of a Chris Wooden penalty, after VAR noticed that Kyle Walker-Peters had introduced down Erik Pieters.
The Clarets then doubled their benefit with a high-quality strike from Czech ahead Matej Vydra, after Wooden had headed on a Ben Mee lengthy ball ahead.
However the Saints obtained again into the sport with a well-struck effort from Stuart Armstrong, the Scotland midfielder driving dwelling after a intelligent flick from Danny Ings.
Former Burnley striker Ings then levelled up the competition with a high-quality solo aim, outdoing Mee, slicing previous the sliding James Tarkowski and slipping the ball by way of the legs of Nick Pope.
Burnley struggled to recuperate from seeing their lead vanish in 11 minutes and a winner for the house facet appeared inevitable after James Ward-Prowse hammered a drive in opposition to the underside of the bar and Burnley keeper Nick Pope produced a powerful reflex save to maintain out a deflected Armstrong drive.
The winner got here within the 66th minute when an Ings drive was saved by Pope however Theo Walcott latched on to the free ball and picked out Nathan Redmond on the again submit who volleyed dwelling.
Southampton keeper Fraser Forster twice denied Wooden within the latter phases – doing properly to get a hand to a curling shot after which preserving out an in depth vary header.
Burnley felt they need to have had a penalty within the latter incident the place Wooden’s shirt was pulled however Southampton deserved the factors and may have had a fourth when substitute Che Adams had solely Pope to beat however shot broad.
Southampton transfer as much as thirteenth on 36 factors, ten above 18th-placed Fulham. Burnley are on 33 factors in fifteenth.
“It was a troublesome begin for us, and usually an opponent that isn’t useful in case you go two down,” mentioned Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuettl.
“Our decision-making within the closing third was incredible. We may have scored 5 – 6 or extra objectives in opposition to a group that does not usually provide you with many possibilities,” he added.
Burnley defender Tarkowski was essential of his group’s focus ranges.
“It’s extremely not like us, that. Our document of going forward and getting a win or no less than a draw is without doubt one of the greatest within the league, so to go 2-0 up, be very comfy, it was psychological sloppiness from everybody actually,” he mentioned.
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