Lacklustre Southampton get what they deserve at Burnley


Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, right, scored the only goal against Southampton (Picture: AP)

‘We were unlucky at Arsenal we deserved a point’….. ‘We were unlucky against United, we were the better side and should have won.

Both valid statements, and rightly Saints fans comforted themselves after those two defeats in the knowledge that the team had actually played well. Today though at Turf Moor, the team did not play well and they got exactly what they deserved. Nothing.

Saints were poor today, not outplayed by Burnley, who themselves lacked creativity but out-battled and at this level and with the ambitions that the coaching staff and the club claim to have that is unacceptable.

There is an argument, and in my opinion a valid one that the team is tired. The consistent use of the same 11/12 players has seen them fatigued and they gave everything in defending a possible point at…

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