Following the closure of the January transfer window and Southampton seeming to miss out on top target Che Adams, it was time to turn attentions back to the Premier League campaign and our trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley earlier today.
The hosts were on an unbeaten run in the top flight of five games, but Southampton had been in decent form again of late with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl continuing to have an effect on the win column.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 2, 2019
After a pretty quiet and uneventful first half, Southampton started more brightly in the second period and with the game edging in our favour Nathan Redmond took full advantage of that to open the scoring in the 55th minute.
Southampton were unable to add to their scoring and Burnley got a late stoppage-time leveller from the penalty spot to take a point from the game, but with penalty controversy from the game, it was a fair point in many ways.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, the Austrian said of the game.
“The 1-1 with Crystal Palace on Wednesday felt a success but this feels like losing. But I think it was a fair result. We had a few situations where we were lucky. We are unbeaten in five games which is important for me. We had a big chance but it’s important to keep winning points consistently and that’s what we are doing. It’s important steps.”