Burnley beat Southampton and believe in miracles


Burnley continue to dream of avoiding relegation to the Premier League after beating Southampton today at Turf Moor (2-0). Two goals from defenders Connor Roberts and Nathan Collins in the first half allowed the ‘clarets’ to stay in third from last spot but are now just one point behind Everton, 17th classified and the team scoring permanently.

Burnley have six games out of Everton’s seven but today’s win gives them hope of a miracle as they have scored four points from two games since Michael Jackson took over from sacked Sean Dyche. On Sunday he made his debut starting 1-1 on his visit to West Ham.

Southampton, who were in 13th place and no one in line, started the game better and in the 7th minute, after a corner taken by James Ward-Prowse, Oriel Romeu had a good chance to score by shooting alone, but his header went. skimming the square.

1-0 changes the dynamic

But Burnley, having a difficult time in the early stages, changed the dynamics of the game in the 12th minute when Roberts received from John Brownhill on the edge of the area, who controlled with his right and with his left foot. he put on a perfect yarn. .

The 1-0 prompted Burnley, who had a clear chance to rise to the score, but were met by a highly inspired Ben Forster. The Southampton goalkeeper was brilliant to cover shots by Weghorst and Jay Rodriguez, the latter twice. In the second the rejection fell to Weghorst, whose header from close range was repelled by the crossbar.

Southampton only appeared in the attack early on with another header from Romeu in a corner taken again by Ward-Prowsew who extended again (32 ‘).

sentence by collins

But Burnley continued to take the lead and Forster fired from the post from Dwight McNeil before Collins made it 2-0 late in the first half (44 ‘). Brownhill again became an assistant by throwing a corner that Collins stabbed with a cross header.

After the break, VAR eliminated Jack Cork 3-0 due to offside (63 ‘) and Southampton got even more intense with the entry of Nathan Redmond and Che Adams in the 66th minute, with only two pushing Nick Pope to intervene to avoid 2-1. The final stretch didn’t change the score and Burnley celebrated with three points allowing them to continue dreaming.

Source: La Verdad


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