Southampton tops Burnley 2-0 to keep up push for European place
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton continued its push to qualify for European football with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at St. Mary's in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ronald Koeman's side had a troubled start to the game as goalkeeper Fraser Forster had to be substituted with an injury after 14 minutes when he slipped while hitting a clearance.
But the home side went ahead in the 37th through Shane Long, who converted a shot across goal from defender Nathaniel Clyne which appeared to be heading comfortably wide of goal.
Southampton's lead was doubled in the 58th when Burnley defender Jason Shackell stuck out his leg to try to block a low cross from Ryan Bertrand but instead diverted it into his own net.