Burnley player ratings: how Sean Dyche's side fared against Southampton at St Mary's

The Clarets gave up a two-goal lead as they lost out against Southampton at St Mary's.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 2:49 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 2:50 pm
Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley and Ralph Hasenhuttl, Manager of Southampton interact prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Southampton at Turf Moor on September 26, 2020 in Burnley, England.

For only the second time this season Sean Dyche's side finished without a point after scoring the first goal of the game.

Burnley - who were beaten 4-2 by Leicester City after Chris Wood had opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium in September - had been cruising on the south coast.

The New Zealander struck first against the Saints when beating Fraser Forster from the spot in the 12th minute.

Looked to be wrong-footed when Armstrong pulled a goal back for the Saints, but made a couple of tremendous saves in the second half to keep the Clarets in the game. The England international did incredibly well to keep out Armstrong and Ings.

And the visitors extended their lead just before the half-hour mark when Matej Vydra finished from outside the box from Wood's flick on.

However, Southampton responded well and were back on level terms before the break.

Stuart Armstrong fired past Nick Pope from a Danny Ings flick before the ex-Burnley striker capitalised on Ben Mee's error to make it 2-2.

The hosts completed the turnaround in the 66th minute when Theo Walcott lifted the ball to the back post and Nathan Redmond volleyed home.

Just couldn't settle into the game. Gave the ball away cheaply on too many occasions in the first half, with the Saints capitalising on one such error. Slow to get out to Redmond for Southampton's winner.

Here are our RATINGS...

Enjoyed a vibrant 33 minutes before being forced off through injury. Took up some good attacking positions down the left hand side, finding plenty of space, and drew the foul from Walker-Peters to win the penalty.
Seemed distracted when Southampton found a way back into the game, which afforded Armstrong far too much time to finish. Much of the defending seemed desperate as they failed to address the movement of Southampton's front two.
Performed well in the air, but the skipper's lack of pace was often exposed. Handed Southampton an equaliser when allowing Walker-Peters' pass to run across him and Ings capitalised. Had a tough afternoon at St Mary's.
Quiet. Didn't impose himself on the game anywhere near enough. Bertrand only troubled when the Icelandic international switched flanks with McNeil. Full of running, but fortunate to survive 90 minutes.
Showed some delicate touches throughout the game, protected the ball well at his feet and brought others into play. Bust a gut to cut Walcott's break short in the second half and much more effective when switching to the right hand side late on.
Started the game ever-so-well, breaking up the play, preventing the hosts from getting the ball out from the back and getting Burnley on the front foot. Couldn't get into it when Southampton got on top, but recovered in the final 10 minutes.
Excellent for the first quarter, pressing high, hard and preventing Southampton's more influential figures from getting on the ball. Largely bypassed after the break as the Saints exploited the space in-between the lines.
Lacks composure at times, but battles for every single ball. Didn't give the Southampton defence a moment's peace as he closed the ball down and stretched the play. Took his goal impeccably well when beating Forster from outside the area.
Involved in everything going forward. Had the beating of Vestergaard and Bednarek in the air, which contributed to Burnley's second. Kept his cool to score from the spot - becoming the club's joint leading scorer in the PL - and unfortunate not to get a couple more.
Partly culpable for Southampton's equaliser when failing to cut out Walker-Peters' pass, but made a number of timely interventions in the second half. Got a touch on Ward-Prowse's effort that came back down off the underside of the crossbar.