Burnley started life at Turf Moor without Sean Dyche by selecting a classic 4-4-2 formation made up of players their former manager brought to the club, but this was a different team from the one that lost 2-0 at Norwich less than two weeks ago. Southampton could not cope with the liberated hosts, who gave themselves hope once again of beating the drop.
Goals from Connor Roberts and Nathan Collins put a revitalised Burnley in control of their first home contest without Dyche at the helm for almost a decade. The victory leaves them one point behind Everton and safety having played a game more, but with a marginally better goal difference. In a carefully poised season, such things could be decisive.
Written by Will Unwin at Turf Moor
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/apr/21/burnley-southampton-premier-league-match-report under the title “Burnley boost survival hopes as Connor Roberts sparks sinking of Southampton”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.