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Southampton 2-2 Burnley: Maxwel Cornet scores twice in entertaining draw

By Mantej MannBBC Sport
Maxwel Cornet
Maxwel Cornet scored his second and third Premier League goals on his third league start for Burnley

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said Maxwel Cornet was the "bit of difference we have been searching for" after his two goals earned a point against Southampton at St Mary's.

Cornet had given the visitors the lead before rescuing a draw after the impressive Tino Livramento and Armando Broja turned the game around for Saints.

"I think there were a lot of good things about our performances," said Dyche. "I've been saying that a lot lately but we had two excellent goals by Maxwel.

"We brought him [Cornet] to add to what we do. He had been good but we had to be a bit cautious with him as he cramped a bit with a hamstring issue.

"He gives us that bit of difference we have been searching for."

Livramento headed Saints on level terms after Cornet's opener before Broja scored his second goal in as many games to capitalise on James Tarkowski's mistake.

Cornet's third Premier League goal in as many starts was not enough to lift the Clarets out of the relegation zone and they remain 18th.

Saints drop to 16th after Watford's win at Everton, four points above Burnley.

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October may be too early for games to be dubbed six pointers, but this one was a 'must not lose' rather than a 'must win'.

Both Southampton and winless Burnley have had disappointing starts to the season, although the former ended their run of seven matches without victory with three points against Leeds in their last outing.

With just four points separating the sides at the wrong end of the table, Burnley started well as Cornet, the club's £12.85m summer signing from Lyon, headed them into the lead from a Matthew Lowton cross.

Saints were sloppy but their main threat came down the right through teenage full-back Livramento, who joined from Chelsea in the summer.

He delivered several testing crosses into the Burnley box before cutting in on his left and hitting the post with a curling effort.

His reward finally came as he rose highest to head Nathan Redmond's corner into the roof of the net, before Chelsea loanee Broja drove at goal and fired his side in front, after Tarkowski played the ball straight to Ibrahima Diallo.

Livramento, 18, and Broja, 20, have played together in the Chelsea academy since the age of nine but Saints are the beneficiaries of the Cobham production machine.

Ivory Coast international Cornet showed his class again as he span his defender to smash in the equaliser, and all three players will be key to their side's chances of moving away from danger this season.

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Player of the match

BrojaArmando Broja

with an average of 7.58

Southampton

  1. Squad number18Player nameBroja
    Average rating

    7.58

  2. Squad number21Player nameLivramento
    Average rating

    7.53

  3. Squad number17Player nameS Armstrong
    Average rating

    6.76

  4. Squad number9Player nameA Armstrong
    Average rating

    6.60

  5. Squad number22Player nameSalisu
    Average rating

    6.47

  6. Squad number6Player nameOriol Romeu
    Average rating

    6.43

  7. Squad number24Player nameElyounoussi
    Average rating

    6.36

  8. Squad number27Player nameDiallo
    Average rating

    6.33

  9. Squad number35Player nameBednarek
    Average rating

    6.07

  10. Squad number15Player namePerraud
    Average rating

    6.05

  11. Squad number11Player nameRedmond
    Average rating

    5.90

  12. Squad number10Player nameAdams
    Average rating

    5.79

  13. Squad number32Player nameWalcott
    Average rating

    5.64

  14. Squad number1Player nameMcCarthy
    Average rating

    5.63

Burnley

  1. Squad number20Player nameCornet
    Average rating

    7.56

  2. Squad number19Player nameRodriguez
    Average rating

    6.14

  3. Squad number22Player nameCollins
    Average rating

    6.12

  4. Squad number27Player nameVydra
    Average rating

    6.07

  5. Squad number7Player nameGudmundsson
    Average rating

    6.06

  6. Squad number11Player nameMcNeil
    Average rating

    6.04

  7. Squad number1Player namePope
    Average rating

    6.01

  8. Squad number8Player nameBrownhill
    Average rating

    5.93

  9. Squad number18Player nameWestwood
    Average rating

    5.86

  10. Squad number2Player nameLowton
    Average rating

    5.85

  11. Squad number4Player nameCork
    Average rating

    5.76

  12. Squad number5Player nameTarkowski
    Average rating

    5.74

  13. Squad number3Player nameTaylor
    Average rating

    5.68

  14. Squad number9Player nameWood
    Average rating

    5.44

Line-ups

Southampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McCarthy
  • 21Livramento
  • 35Bednarek
  • 22Salisu
  • 15Perraud
  • 32WalcottSubstituted forS Armstrongat 74'minutes
  • 6Romeu
  • 27Diallo
  • 24ElyounoussiBooked at 81mins
  • 18BrojaSubstituted forAdamsat 79'minutes
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forA Armstrongat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 4Lyanco
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 10Adams
  • 17S Armstrong
  • 19Djenepo
  • 23Tella
  • 43Valery
  • 44Forster

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 22Collins
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 3Taylor
  • 11McNeil
  • 18WestwoodBooked at 72mins
  • 4CorkBooked at 42minsSubstituted forRodriguezat 70'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 20CornetSubstituted forGudmundssonat 78'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 9WoodSubstituted forVydraat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 10Barnes
  • 13Hennessey
  • 17Lennon
  • 19Rodriguez
  • 23Pieters
  • 26Bardsley
  • 27Vydra
  • 28Long
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
29,145

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthamptonAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southampton 2, Burnley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southampton 2, Burnley 2.

  3. Post update

    Valentino Livramento (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood.

  6. Post update

    Jan Bednarek (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Southampton. Adam Armstrong replaces Nathan Redmond.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jóhann Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Che Adams (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Valentino Livramento with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Collins.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Valentino Livramento (Southampton).

  13. Post update

    Dwight McNeil (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Valentino Livramento (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong with a headed pass.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Westwood with a cross.

  18. Booking

    Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton).

  20. Post update

    Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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