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Southampton 1 v 2 Burnley
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 15th February 2020 Kick-off 12:30

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Alex McCarthy4.8
Kyle Walker-Peters5.0
Jack Stephens6.2
Jannik Vestergaard3.8
Ryan Bertrand5.5
James Ward-Prowse5.4
Pierre Hojbjerg4.9
Stuart Armstrong5.6
Sofiane Boufal6.0
Danny Ings6.8
Shane Long5.4
Che Adams3.9
Moussa Djenepo4.0
Michael Obafemi3.6
5.6Nick Pope
4.7Phil Bardsley
5.4James Tarkowski
5.1Benjamin Mee
4.5Charlie Taylor
4.8Jeff Hendrick
4.8Ashley R Westwood
4.9Jack Cork
4.5Dwight McNeil
4.1Chris Wood
4.5Jay Rodriguez
6.1Matej Vydra

Referee2.9 
Match Rating3.0 


Your Southampton v Burnley Match Reports

I_would added 14:47 - Feb 15

Not surprised with the result. RH has to drop Long and JWP for a start, they're not doing anything to justify continually being first choice. Too much hesitation and negativity in the build ups and midfield. He HAS to change the starting line up or we'll sink like a stone again.
-9


TimSaint added 14:58 - Feb 15

Same old disappointing performance and result at home.
Freak goal that Ings should have cleared but made amends with style and a quality finish.
I thought and hoped we would then go on to win it, but again we are let down by poor defending, poor decisions in front of goal and a real lack of urgency when trailing and trying to get something out of the game.
All too similar a story to the rest of our home games this season.
We had 3 things to defend in 2nd half - the goal where we stood off, let him turn, avoid a challenge and shoot, the ball across our 6 yard box with our defence at 6's and 7's and JRod shot where we stood off and allowed him to shoot.
With Wood off, Ralf should have changed it.
We were bullied but didn't get help from the ref again. How did Cork not get booked for his scissors tackle, or the foul on Armstrong in the corner not even get given ?
Still, we didn't do enough in front of goal either and paid the price at the other end. These rain loving sods have done the double over us !! Not even Leicester, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and Man Utd can boast that !!
10


Boris1977 added 15:00 - Feb 15

Europe here we come....
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Boris1977 added 15:00 - Feb 15

Europe here we come....
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Boris1977 added 15:01 - Feb 15

Europe here we come....
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codge added 15:05 - Feb 15

Yet again we get let down in the coverage for the goal,same mistakes time and again we never learn.This was an awful game to watch but the mistakes leading to there goals were school boy defending.This is a game we should of won with ease but no not Saints they never make things easy.Hope were not slipping back to our old ways.
9


janecook added 15:58 - Feb 15

Oh dear back to normal. A couple of injuries and our lack of cover shows up. We missed Redmond big time today, but we were doing ok until Boufal went off to be replaced by Djenepo who just runs about like a headless chicken. Another miss was Bednarek who was replaced by Vestergaard who was slow and gave the ball away a few times. Should have brought in better defenders in January.
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janecook added 15:59 - Feb 15

Oh dear back to normal. A couple of injuries and our lack of cover shows up. We missed Redmond big time today, but we were doing ok until Boufal went off to be replaced by Djenepo who just runs about like a headless chicken. Another miss was Bednarek who was replaced by Vestergaard who was slow and gave the ball away a few times. Should have brought in better defenders in January.
1


AmericanSaint added 16:24 - Feb 15

Yeah this was a disappointment for sure. 1-1 at half and we should have brought on Benderak for Vestagaard for the speed (since Wood left the game). This would have allowed for quicker transition. Burnley's second goal was quality, give credit where credit is due. The issue I saw was the easy turn over in their half. Someone needs to tell Djanepo to cross the ball instead of always trying to dribble in the box. Next, THAT was a handball and how VAR didnt call it was gross negligence by the VAR ref. Also, Burnley should have had several more yellow cards against Cork for that tackle. Well, we need to regroup and get ready for the next game. COYR.
5


Block8 added 21:22 - Feb 15

Quite simply we lack the ability to break down teams who sit deep!
Boufal was & is the only player we have that can go past players in a tight space and his injury made their defending easier, as we seemed to run out of ideas.
Because of the way we generally play we end up hitting long balls at a defence that thrives under this style of play. They in turn move the ball forward quickly to fast and eager strikers.
Armstrong, Boufal, Stephens & only because of the goal, Ings were the only ones who performed to any level today.
Ralph needs to revise tactics against teams who play this way of we are to progress.
Also Adam's is unlikely to show much improvement with roughly six minutes a game!
6


sidsaint added 23:13 - Feb 15

Very disappointing. We didn't seem to play the right way in the wind and rain allowing the wind to blow the ball off course instead of keeping it on the deck. Not helped by the awful goal to give away after a couple of minutes but what a great equaliser by Danny Ings. This should have boosted us to go on to win the game but for long periods had no idea what to do and were not helped by poor refereeing. Another home game we should win next week but will we have enough confidence.
6


SaintPaulVW added 08:00 - Feb 16

Aside from that really odd first goal, same old same old. Looked great for most of the first half. Then let a goal in and it all went to pot.

Agree completely with the fact that we are too slow going forwards against sides that drop back deep. End up doing that useless 'hit and hope' passing low crossing into the box. Sometimes our attacking players look like they have only just started playing together and haven't got the slightest idea what their team mates might do next.

JS had some cracking runs forward. He has really improved this year. KWP had a good but not great debut.

RH's subs were a bit odd. All the attackers seemed to crowd each other out.

Tbh JV terrifies me, he is so slow and really not suited to this build from the back style. Djenapo seems to have gone backwards. Perhaps they just both need a run of games.

Playing an organised side like Burnley in the rain was always going to be a challenge. Unfortunately we didn't meet it. Not the end of the world. COYS
5


sandywelsh added 10:56 - Feb 16

Well they look much better after their winter break. What a total load of shite. Half of them looked like they were still on their break only Armstrong, Boufal, Stephens and Ings looked like they cared. Burnley have done the double over us this season and they are a team you would expect us to beat every time we play them. Well Ralph has a week to get them playing as a team again because we need to beat Villa next Saturday. Hopefully next Saturday we will have a full squad to choose from with Redmond, Boufal and Bednarek all fit.
3


aceofthebase added 11:43 - Feb 16

I believe that RH picks a better team when he doesn't exercise his limited brain power.

Play your best players in their best positions RH, it is that simple.

Incidentally, if any other player than Ings had made that horrendous error that conceded a goal then we would be demanding he never, ever, wore a Saints shirt again. I know, he scored a great goal.

I think I'm suffering from depression, It's so difficult being a Saints fan.
0


JoeEgg added 09:24 - Feb 17

One week the team is being touted for a top six position and the next more likely a place in the bottom six. A wasted January window and the alarming prospect now of losing more key players to injury with no experienced replacements. Brilliant forward thinking and planning as usual from the management
0


I_would added 15:29 - Feb 17

More negative comments on my posts please, only -8, I'm starting to worry.
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I_would added 09:58 - Feb 18

Thank you.
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