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