Burnley edge Southampton to revive survival chances

Burnley produced one of their finest performances of the season to beat Southampton at Turf Moor.

It gave their hopes of Premier League survival a huge boost.

The Clarets earned their first win in the post-Sean Dyche era, and just their fifth in the league this season, to close to within one point of 17th-placed Everton with six games to play.

Connor Roberts scored a timely first goal for the club when he curled a delightful opener into the far corner.

Nathan Collins headed in to double their lead before half-time.

With interim boss Mike Jackson in the dugout, the hosts delivered an impressive attacking display.

But it also showed the grit associated with their decade under Dyche to keep any Saints revival at bay.

It is a victory that sets up a tantalizing relegation scrap heading into the run-in.

Burnley look to earn a seventh successive season in the top flight at the expense of the Toffees, or potentially even Leeds United.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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