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Burnley 1-0 Southampton: Heaton saves PK, Barnes a hero at Turf Moor

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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, second right, celebrates with teammates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Southampton at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley, England, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)


Ashley Barnes’ 73rd minute shot took a deflected left turn into the Southampton goal, as Burnley shocked the suddenly-reeling Saints in a 1-0 match at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The Clarets leap out of the relegation zone and into 17th for the moment, while Southampton sinks to fifth place. Both could fall a spot depending on latter results.

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Eighteen-year-old Jake Hesketh got the start for Southampton, but his day lasted just over a half an hour. Hesketh was involved in a pair of tough collisions and subbed off for James Ward-Prowse.

The second half at Turf Moor brought a downpour of rain, and the game got sloppy and a bit testy.

A 61st minute penalty for usual Southampton hero Dusan Tadic was hit low and saved by a diving Tom Heaton.

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And Barnes became the ultimate hero when he dribbled into the 18 before ripping a shot off a defender and past Fraser Foster, who still probably could’ve made the save.


Burnley: Heaton; Mee (Lafferty, 74'), Shackell (c), Keane, Trippier; Boyd, Jones, Marney, Arfield; Barnes, Ings

Goal: Barnes (73')

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Bertrand, Alderweireld, S. Davis, Wanyama, Hesketh (Ward-Prowse, 37'), Tadic, Mane (Long, 78'), Pelle

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