Premier League: Southampton rally from behind to beat Burnley 3-2

Southampton rally from behind to beat Burnley 3-2
  • Saints rally from two goals down to beat Burnley at the St Mary’s Stadium
  • The Clarets took a two-goal lead in the first half courtesy of a penalty from Chris Wood and Matej Vydra
  • Stuart Armstrong, Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond sealed the win for Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side

Southampton rallied from two goals down to beat Burnley 3-2 at the St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Chris Wood opened the scoring in the match when he fired in an early penalty awarded by Andre Marriner after the vide assistant referee advised him to check the pitchside monitor.

The New Zealand striker turned provider later when he knocked down Ben Mee’s long ball for Matej Vydra to volley in the second goal of the match.

But Southampton, who welcomed back Danny Ings and Theo Walcott from injury, hit straight back with midfielder Stuart Armstrong sweeping in the ball after a neat flick by Ings.

The ex-Burnley striker coolly slotted in his 10th goal of the season to equalise just before half-time, scoring against his former club for the third successive game.

And although Burnley’s Nick Pope pulled off some fine saves after the break, Saints broke the England goalkeeper’s resistance as Nathan Redmond volleyed them in front.

The win lifted Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men up to 13th in the table, 10 points clear of the relegation zone with eight games left.