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16. October '16 14:29 by Lotus Ladegaard

Southampton beats Burnley 3-1

Sunday afternoon, Southampton faced off against promoted Burnley in a Premier League showdown and won 3-1. Charlie Austin scored twice, while Nathan Redmond scored once. Samuel Vokes scored Burnley’s only goal.

Charlie AustinSunday afternoon, Southampton faced off against promoted Burnley at Saint Mary’s Stadium. The first half was goalless although Southampton did their very best to score with 14 attempts at the goal. Nevertheless, it remained a goalless affair and thus the teams went to halftime with a 0-0 draw.

About seven minutes into the first half, Burnley fumbled a ball in their own box after a corner kick by Southampton. Charlie Austin capitalised on Burnley’s mistake and kicked the ball into goal and Southampton in the lead with 1-0.

By an quarter of an hour into the half, Burnley had completely fallen apart. Nathan Redmond sent the ball into goal and doubled Southampton’s lead to 2-0.

Five minutes later, Southampton received a penalty which Charlie Austin scored on and thus increased Southampton’s lead to 3-0.

With about a quarter of an hour left of the second half, Burnley received a penalty which Samuel Vokes scored on and thus reduced Southampton’s lead to 3-1, which was also the final result of the match.

With the victory today, Southampton moves up into eighth place of the Premier League with 12 points in eight matches, just below Manchester United with 13 points, but in only seven matches and just above Crystal Palace in ninth place with 11 points in eight matches. Just above Manchester United is Everton with 15 points in eight matches, while Watford is below Crystal Palace with 11 points also in eight matches. Southampton is currently seven points below Manchester City in first place with 19 points in eight matches.

Burnley is currently in 14th place of the Premier League table with seven points in eight matches, just below the defending English champions from Leicester with eight points in eight matches and just above West Ham United with also with seven points in eight matches. Burnley is currently four places and a single point above the relegation line.