- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
Southampton - Burnley
Premier League - 4 November 2017
Premier League – Follow the Football match between Southampton and Burnley live with Eurosport. The match starts at 16:00 on 4 November 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Mauricio Pellegrino or Sean Dyche? Find out by following our live matchcast.
Have your say by voting on who will win between Southampton and Burnley? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Southampton vs Burnley. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.
Tickets: Barclays Premier League official site
Sam Vokes' late winner moves Burnley into the top six of the Premier League with this narrow victory over Southampton!
For a full match report, see the Eurosport website. Thanks for tuning in!
THREE minutes shall be added on.
- OffSofiane BoufalSouthampton
- OnJames Ward-ProwseSouthampton
Southampton sub: James Ward-Prowse comes on for Boufal. Probably the club's best crosser of the ball, why did the manager leave this substitution so late?
Remember, Burnley will move into the top six with this victory, leapfrogging Liverpool in the process.
Burnley deal with a Southampton corner quite comfortably and time is running out for the hosts.
Burnley lead with their first shot on target! The Southampton fans are furious. The Saints have Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal to follow and they must improve.
- GoalSam VokesBurnley
GOAL! BURNLEY ARE AHEAD; SOUTHAMPTON ARE STUNNED!
The substitute Vokes scores with a lovely header from Gudmundsson's looping cross from the right channel.
It is the first time he has scored since the opening day of the season!
Davis creates space for a shot on the edge of the penalty area, but he cannot keep his shot down.
Long drags his shot from outside the area and Burnley can hack it clear.
Ward takes a long throw-in, finding Vokes in the Southampton penalty area but he can only head the ball straight into the arms of Forster.
- OffDusan TadicSouthampton
- OnShane LongSouthampton
Shane Long replaces Tadic and it finally seems as though Southampton are going to play with two forwards.
It is worrying that Southampton are still playing with one up front with less than 20 minutes to play at home to Burnley.
Into the final 20 minutes now. Will we be treated to a goal this afternoon?
Vokes is played through on the left side of the home side's penalty box, he should shoot but instead tries to cut the ball back for a team mate and Southampton clear.
Burnley launch a rare attacking move, but it collapses as Barnes catches Davis with a high boot and concedes a free-kick in the process.
- OffManolo GabbiadiniSouthampton
- OnCharlie AustinSouthampton
Southampton also make a change, with former Burnley striker Charlie Austin replacing Gabbiadini.
- OffChris WoodBurnley
- OnSam VokesBurnley
A double change from Burnley, as Dyche goes more attacking: Vokes and Barnes replace Hendrick and Wood.
Southampton, with their sixth corner of the game, see the set-piece cleared, but only as far as Davis on the edge of the box. The Northern Ireland midfielder can only blaze his first-time shot over the bar, though.
Tadic is played in behind the Burnley defence as he gets the wrong side of Cork but Mee comes across to snuff out the danger.
Cedric's cross on the volley is dangerous, but Mee is alert in the Burnley defence to head clear.
Bertrand gets into a promising position, but he needs to be more composed. His cross is poor and Burnley can easily clear.
An hour has been played on the south-coast, but still the game remains finely poised.
Cedric's cross is blocked and it goes out of play. The Southampton wing-back feels it should be a corner, but the linesman signals for a goal-kick.
Redmond exchanges passes with Gabbiadini, the former is through on goal but pokes his effort wide.
Southampton upping the ante in search of an opener.
Pope drops Davis' corner delivery. The ball is set up for Yoshida to have a shot but Pope makes amends as he produces a fine save as he tips the goal-bound shot over the bar!.
Redmond releases Bertrand on the overlap, but Gudmundsson gets across well to make a vital block. Southampton have to settle for a corner.
Cedric curls a cross onto the head of Gabbiadini, but he glances his effort wide of the Burnley goal.
Should have done better.
Redmond does well to win a corner. Davis tries a move straight off the training ground as he finds the unmarked Bertrand at the edge of the penalty area, but he fails to get his shot away. In truth, it is a complete waste from the hosts.
After receiving some treatment, Ward is back on the pitch and seems fine to continue.
There is some concern for Burnley now as Ward goes down in some pain after clearing the ball.
Boufal breaks into the Burnley penalty area after skipping past a couple of challenges, but in the end he tries too much and loses the ball.
Burnley would be more than happy with a point this afternoon. A draw would take them into the top six, above Liverpool who play West Ham in today's late kick-off.
There were no changes from either side at the break, not in personnel anyway.
- 2nd Half
Southampton get the second half underway. Will we see the home side take a more offensive approach? The game is crying out for something.
Southampton’s woes in front of goal continued in an uneventful first half as Pellegrino continued to operate in a rigid 4-2-3-1 formation, with Manalo Gabbiadini playing the role of a lone-striker. Wide-man Nathan Redmond provided the biggest threat for the Saints, and it was the 23-year-old who came closest when he forced Nick Pope into a good save at his near post.
- End of 1st Half
No injury time is played as the referee signals for the break.
That was the best chance of the first half, no doubt.
Much better from Southampton: Tadic releases Redmond on the left channel, the winger cuts inside and fires a low shot at the bottom corner, forcing Pope into a really smart stop at his near post.
Pity about their offensive play this afternoon, though. Just now Brady curls his cross straight into the arms of Forster.
Davis tries to slide through Redmond but Mee is across to clear the ball out for a throw-in.
Say what you like about Burnley, but they know how to defend effectively.
Bertrand smashes a shot at goal, but Tarkowski makes a crucial block to deny him.
Can Southampton find a way through in the final five minutes of the first half?
Scoring the opening goal would do the Saints the world of good, though. They are looking the more likely side at the moment, but the final ball needs improving.
Moans and groans from the frustrated home supporters as Cedric takes his eye off the ball and concedes a throw-in. It is blatantly obvious that everything isn't quite right at Southampton.
Bertrand plays a give-and-go with Boufal but the former drills his cross straight into the arms of Pope at the near post.
Burnley fail to clear their lines from Redmond's cross and the ball sits up nicely for Boufal to try a half-volley from inside the box but his effort is well saved by Pope!
But it wasn't worth the wait; Brady sees his corner delivery cleared at the near post.
FINALLY, Burnley win the first corner of the game!
Redmond has been the most lively player on the pitch so far and he almost threads a ball through to Gabbiadini, but again the pass is overcooked and Pope gathers with ease.
Redmond surges forward, skips past a challenge but proceeds to fire the ball over the bar with his weaker left foot from 25 yards.
Burnley's Jack Cork has covered more ground than any other player in the Premier League so far this season.
Redmond finally lifts the home supporters as he drives to the by-line and passes to Tadic, but he is out-muscled by Tarkowski who clears.
No way through for Boufal who runs into trouble on the edge of the Burnley penalty area.
The Saints are playing with little confidence and there is a very subdued atmosphere at St Mary's.
Tadic finds space to deliver a cross into the Burnley penalty box. Bertrand rises highest but can't direct his header on goal.
Redmond looks to release Cedric who has taken up a dangerous position on the right, but the Saints full-back mis-controls the ball and it goes out for a goal-kick.
Gabbiadini peels off his marker as he looks to latch onto Boufal's through-ball, but there is too much zip on the pass and Pope can collect.
Brady appears to have switched flanks for Burnley.
Burnley counter once more: Cork slides through Brady on the right and the Irishman tries to pick out Wood at the far post but his cross sails out of play.
The Saints go direct, but lone striker Gabbiadini is isolated in attack and unsurprisingly loses the ball. Burnley had four defenders marking him there.
Almost 20 minutes have been played and there has been a shot mustered up at either end. Things can only get better, as they say...
Both teams have been guilty of not passing the ball forward quickly enough. It isn't making for a great spectacle, if I am honest.
Another Southampton move collapses, as Cork wins the ball for Burnley and tries to pick out Wood with a long ball, but the hosts deal with the danger comfortably.
Fifteen minutes in and this game is being played out in the exact manner it was expected to. Southampton have enjoyed the lion's share of possession without creating a clear-cut chance, while Burnley have been resolute in defence and keen to play on the counter.
Redmond dinks a lovely ball into Tadic in the Burnley box, he has his back to goal but he is unable to get the ball under control, allowing the visitors to clear their lines.
Southampton come forward with pace, with both full-backs in support. The ball is worked to Cedric but his cross is blocked for a throw-in.
After a slow start, Burnley are beginning to grow in confidence a little.
Burnley pump a free-kick delivery into the Southampton penalty box and it ends up with Wood who is allowed to turn at the by-line, but his cut-back is hacked clear.
After a spell of controlling possession, Southampton lose the ball cheaply in midfield which allows Burnley to launch a counter-attack.
Gudmundsson wastes the opportunity, though, as he fires over the bar from 25 yards.
A mesmerising bit of skill by Boufal takes him past two defenders, he plays a one-two with a team mate and then sees his shot blocked.
Southampton have started on the front foot here.
Redmond surges forward on the channel and tries to find Gabbiadini inside the penalty area, but Southampton's leading goalscorer - with an amazing three goals - is wrestled off the ball.
Defour's looping cross is directed to the back post, but none of his Burnley team mates are in position to contest the ball.
Burnley have won only once at Southampton in 70 years, and that was 10 years ago. Can Dyche mastermind an impressive victory this afternoon?
- 1st Half
A minute's silence is respectfully observed ahead of Armistice Day, and we are underway at St Mary's.
FIVE MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF!
Let us know your predictions - this writer is thinking 1-0 to the hosts.
Pellegrino would snap your hands off for a similar result this afternoon.
DID YOU KNOW?
Burnley have already won more games and earned more points away from home this season than they did in the whole of 2016-17.
"The players have just got on with their jobs, despite all the speculation. They are professional," said Dyche (per Sky Sports).
"I just keep getting on with my job. Same as I was last week. When you [the media] asked me. Same as I was the week before."
Burnley are enjoying a club-record start to a Premier League campaign, and their best in the top flight since the 1973-74 season.
It should come as no surprise then that the man who has masterminded this transformation - Sean Dyche - is wanted by other clubs, and more specifically, Everton.
Could this be Dyche's final game in charge of the Clarets?
"This game is really important for us because we need to keep going and get points," said Pellegrino.
"We have in the last three games and it's another opportunity to keep going and convert this performance into points."
A poor run of results has raised questions over Southampton manager Pellegrino.
His side may be three games unbeaten, but the Saints have won only two of their previous 11 home games.
In the Premier League - home and away - Southampton have scored only nine goals in 10 matches.
Despite all of this, Pellegrino's side can move as high as sixth today, with a win.
Sean Dyche makes one change to the Burnley team that overcame Newcastle on Monday night, with Chris Wood returning from a hamstring injury - he replaces Ashley Barnes in attack.
Meanwhile, Steven Defour has recovered in time after coming off on Monday night.
Mauricio Pellegrino makes two changes to the side that drew at Brighton.
Maya Yoshida replaces Wesley Hoedt in defence while Nathan Redmond is selected ahead of James Ward-Prowse in an attacking three-man midfield
Charlie Austin is fit enough to return to the bench.
BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Cork, Hendrick, Defour, Brady, Gudmundsson, Wood.
Subs: Lindegaard, Vokes, Barnes, Westwood, Bardsley, Long, Arfield.
SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Forster; Cédric, van Dijk, Yoshida, Bertrand; Davis (c), Romeu; Redmond, Tadić, Boufal; Gabbiadini.
Subs: McCarthy, Hoedt, Long, Austin, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, McQueen.
Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of Southampton versus Burnley.
Team news to follow shortly, kick-off is 15:00.