Southampton stage fantastic fightback as they come from 2-0 down to beat Burnley

Southampton produced a remarkable turnaround as they beat Burnley 3-2 after going 2-0 down at St Mary’s on Easter Sunday.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side showed impressive fighting spirit as they battled back to take all three points despite enduring a very rough start.

Danny Ings led the charge

Burnley went 1-0 up in the 12th minute following a penalty from Chris Wood.

Play continued for a while after Kyle Walker-Peters’ challenge on Erik Pieters before VAR intervention prompted referee Andre Marriner to watch the incident on a pitch-side monitor and award a spot-kick.

Southampton’s task became more difficult just 28 minutes in as Matej Vydra doubled Burnley’s lead to 2-0.

Wood beat Jan Bednarek in the air following Ben Mee’s long ball forward, allowing the unmarked Vydra to lash home past Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster from the edge of the box.

Burnley were comfortable early on

Southampton quickly hit back and halved the deficit through Stuart Armstrong.

The Scotland midfielder fired into the bottom left corner from just inside the D after Ings flicked a James Ward-Prowse pass into his path.

Saints levelled at 2-2 four minutes before the break courtesy of the fit-again Ings.

The striker seized on a mistake by Mee to race on to Walker-Peters’ hopeful ball forward and then cut inside James Tarkowski to slot through the legs of Burnley keeper Nick Pope.

Armstrong reduced the deficit
Ings equalised with a brilliant goal

Southampton completed the turnaround in the 66th minute following a prolonged period of pressure.

Nathan Redmond volleyed in Walcott’s cross to put Saints 3-2 ahead after Nick Pope superbly saved from Ings.

Ward-Prowse earlier rattled the underside of the crossbar, while Armstrong and Walcott also threatened.

The win lifted them up to 13th in the table while Burnley sit 15th.

Redmond’s winner sealed the three points

Source: Sport

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