- Vokes heads home winner late on
- 1 defeat in nine PL games for Burnley
- Burnley up to sixth in PL table
Burnley beat Southampton 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday with Sean Dyche‘s team continuing their fine form away from home this season.
Substitute Sam Vokes scored the game-winner late on with Burnley’s only effort on target as Saints once again dominated possession but failed to score at home.
With the win Burnley momentarily move into sixth place in the table, while Southampton drop into the bottom half.
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After a slow start at St Mary’s, the home side did most of the pressing but just like in recent games they struggled to break down a stubborn defense.
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Soon after Nathan Redmond cut inside, again from the left, but his shot was saved well down low by Pope.
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Pope made another great stop early in the second half as Maya Yoshida volleyed acrobatically towards goal but Burnley’s goalkeeper tipped it over the bar.
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Steven Davis found some space on the edge of the box but fired his shot over the bar and late on Burnley went 1-0 up.
A fine cross from Johan Gudmundsson found Vokes who headed home to put the away side ahead with their first, and only, effort on target during the game.