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Southampton seals 3-2 comeback win over Burnley

Big comeback. Big win. Big Redz.

Southampton v Burnley - Premier League Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images

Nathan Redmond’s second-half goal propelled Southampton to an improbable 3-2 comeback win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Southampton overturned a two-goal deficit after a Chris Wood penalty and Matej Vydra tally gave Burnely a 2-0 lead with 28 minutes played.

But Stuart Armstrong responded three minutes later to pull Saints within 2-1, before Danny Ings marked his return with a goal to draw his team level approaching half-time.

James Ward-Prowse, who left the England squad to rest ahead of an important run of fixtures, nearly gave Saints the lead only to see his shot strike the crossbar and then bounce off the goal-line.

Redmond’s resurgence continued as he picked out the would-be winner, converting a stunning volley in the 66th minute from Theo Walcott’s cross to nudge Southampton ahead 3-2.

It was Southampton’s first home win since the 1-0 triumph over Liverpool back on January 4.

The win extends Southampton’s gap over the bottom three to ten points with eight games remaining, with Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United all facing the drop.


Southampton (4-4-2): Forster; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Walcott (Djenepo 87), Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong (Salisu 79); Redmond, Ings (Adams 86)

Unused subs: McCarthy (GK), Stephens, Minamino, Ferry, Tella, Jankewitz

Goals: Armstrong (31), Ings (42), Redmond (66)

Bookings: None

Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters (Taylor 33), Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Gudmundsson (Richards 90); Woods, Vydra (Rodriguez 78)

Unused subs: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Cork, Stephens, Dunne, Nartey, Driscoll-Glennon

Goals: Woods (12 PEN), Vydra (28)

Bookings: None