Burnley defeats Southampton by two goals

Burnley put in one of their best performances of the season to overcome Southampton at Turf Moor and enhance their Premier League survival chances.

The Clarets gained their first victory since Sean Dyche’s departure, and just their fifth in the league this season, to move within one point of 17th-placed Everton with six games remaining.

Connor Roberts scored the club’s first goal in a timely manner, curling a wonderful opening into the far corner, and Nathan Collins headed in to increase their advantage before halftime.

With interim manager Mike Jackson in charge, the hosts produced an outstanding offensive performance while also displaying the tenacity associated with their decade under Dyche to thwart any Saints resurgence.

It’s a win that sets up a tense relegation battle moving into the last few weeks, with Burnley aiming to gain a seventh consecutive season in the top flight at the cost of the Toffees, or possibly Leeds United.

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