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Southampton – A goal from Shane Long plus an own goal from Jason Shackell deliver Southampton to three points over Burnley. The Saints won 2-0 and secure its position in the standings board.
Entertaining Burnley St. Mary’s Stadium, Saturday (22/03/2015) night, Soton appear dominant. They controlled the game with possession reached 61%.
But Burnley forcing them to be patient to get a goal. New in the 37th minute lead through kicking Soton Shane Long. One additional goal obtained in the 58th minute through Shackell fault anticipation of a cross Ryan Bertrand. The ball hit his knee and into his own goal.
Soton total release 20 shots, only three were on target while one hit the bar. Burnley currently has 12 trials with three of them lead to the goal.
Three points ensure Soton remained in sixth position with a value of 53 of the 30 weeks. They stalking Liverpool in the top five winning a point, but only played 29 times. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 win over Leicester City still stuck with a score points with the same number of games as well.
Burnley itself still had not moved out of the relegation zone. They collected 25 points from 30 matches.
In the 6th minute, Morgan Schneiderlin tried kicking off from outside the box. But not meet the target because deviated to the left.
Just 14 minutes of action going, Soton forced to pull out goalkeeper Fraser Forster due to injury. His position was then filled by Kelvin Davis.
The real test for Davis came in the 24th minute, when Sam Vokes forward Danny Ings kick from inside the penalty box. Davis swiftly dismissed.
Several attempts later waged Soton through Graziano Pelle and Schneiderlin, but still not produce results. Pelle kick off the mark, while the trial of Schneiderlin countered Burnley defense.
Soton effort in the process to fruition in the 37th minute. Nathaniel Clyne releasing a kick from the right side, which did not seem to lead to the goal and wide to the left after hitting Burnley defender. But there are already standing unmarked Shane Long and mencocor ball into the goal.
Just a minute ago, Soton almost double the advantage. Pelle kick from close range following a free kick foiled scheme crossbar.
Burnley immediately responded. Ings kick is still able to be secured by Davis.
In injury time, both teams had each other to threaten the goal of each other. Soton threatened by a header from Steven Davis welcomes cross Dusan Tadic, just still able to be secured goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Burnley twice threatened, each passing Vokes and George Boyd. Vokes header saved by Davis, while Boyd kick off to the left of the goal. The first half ended.
In the 53rd minute, Long spread threats to Burnley. Only sideways to the left side of the goal.
Five minutes later, Soton get the second goal. A cross from Ryan Bertrand knee hit Burnley defender, Jason Shackell, and into his own net.
Pelle’s header from close range welcomes cross Steven Davis thwarted well by Heaton.
Following pressure from Toby Alderweireld Soton done through a free kick in the 77th minute. Streaking slightly above the crossbar.
Burnley responded in the 82nd minute. Scott Arfield kick just above the goal Davis. In injury time, turn threaten Soton Ross Wallace. But failed to meet targets for widening to the right. No more goals in the remaining time.
Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee; Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Barnes (Wallace 82 ‘); Vokes (Jutkiewicz 74 ‘), Ings.
Southampton: Forster (Davis 14 ‘), Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadic (Wanyama 46’), Mane, Long, Pelle