Southampton 2-2 Burnley: Maxwel Cornet’s double denies Saints back-to back wins as visitors still remain winless

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  • Southampton and Burnley draw 2-2 in thrilling St Mary’s match
  • Burnley took the lead after just 13 minutes with a header from Cornet
  • Tino Liveramento got the Saints a worthy equalizer four minutes before the interval
  • Chelsea loanee Armando Broza scored five minutes into the second half
  • But Cornet’s fierce strike earned Burnley a point but they remained without a win.

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Only one team has lost more Premier League games in 2021 than Burnley (17). You guessed it – Southampton is up front at 18.

Between them, these sides have won just once in their last 23 matches. Perhaps it should come as no surprise, then, that the lengths to which the two went to throw a game were within their grasp.

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The only blow? Neither did enough to succeed. Instead, after 90 bonkers minutes, the loot was shared as well as an explanation of what could have happened.

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Maxwell Cornet gave Burnley the lead with a well-deserved header after just 13 minutes

The Saints got on level terms via a header from Tino Livramento four minutes before the break

The Saints got on level terms via a header from Tino Livramento four minutes before the break

Although his side fought to lead through Tino Liveramento and Armando Broza, Ralph Hasenhuttle justified the countless opportunities wasted by Southampton.

Meanwhile, Sean Dyche was left to lament how Burnley broke down again after opening the scoring – and his failure to convert one point to three after Maxwell Cornett’s brilliant equalizer.

Alas, they don’t win this season – in fact this run of 12 league games without a win is their joint-worst in the Premier League.

Southampton are right above them, to the right of that trap door, but the disappointment remains after combined scoring multiple goals in the rest of this season’s home matches.

The hosts took the lead through Chelsea loanee Armando Broza five minutes after the interval.

The hosts took the lead through Chelsea loanee Armando Broza five minutes after the interval.

Match facts and ratings

Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy 6.5; Salvation 8, Bednarek 6, Salisu 6.5, Peraud 6; Walcott 5 (S. Armstrong 74, 6), Romeo 6.5, Diallo 6.5, Elinoussi 6.5; Broza 7 (Adams 79, 6), Redmond 7 (A Armstrong 89, 6)

Members not used: Forster, Walker-Peters, Lyanko, Genpo, Tela, Valery

Target: Liveramento 41, No. 50

Yellow: Elyounoussi

Manager: Ralph Hasenhutl 6.5

Burnley (4-5-1): Pope 6; Lowton 7, Tarkowski 7, Collins 6.5, Taylor 6; Cornet 7.5 (Gudmundsson 78, 6), Cork 6.5 (Rodriguez 70, 6), Westwood 6.5, Brownhill 6, McNeil 7; Wood 6 (Vyadra 90,6)

Members not used: Hennessy, Barnes, Lennon, Peters, Bardsley, Long

Target: Cornet 13, 57

Yellow: Westwood, Cork, Rodriguez

Manager: Sean Dyke 7

Att: 29,145

Referee: Chris Kavanaugh 7

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‘An interesting game for a neutral supporter and a point is fine,’ Hasenhuttl said. ‘Against Burnley you don’t get that many chances… two goals at home should be enough to win.’

They weren’t because of Cornet. His opener – the second of three goals in four league appearances – was the first sign of life, or quality, at St.

The build-up and finish were both square, even though the Saints offered little through resistance, as Matthew Loughton was allowed to swing a graceful cross towards the back post, where Cornet took the front of Levermento. Had to stop to see a header. Post.

This provided a ground for the visitors to despair and the first cry about wasted time soon fell down the stands.

Southampton's Broja celebrates after scoring his team's second goal at St Mary's

Southampton’s Broja celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal at St Mary’s

Credit HasenHuttel’s players, though. They awoke from their sleep and ignored any history to lay siege to the Burnley target.

Broja took a brilliant chance off the foot of Mohamed Elyunussi, who soon after saw a header clip outside Nick Pope’s post.

Burnley still put himself in danger and the clean work between Chris Wood, Cornet and Dwight McNeill ended with Wood making a smart save from Alex McCarthy.

As half-time neared, however, Diache’s side began to falter. No side has lost more points from a win position this season than Burnley. So inevitably they fell.

Cornet struck again shortly after to bring Burnley level in Premier League clash

Cornet struck again shortly after to bring Burnley level in Premier League clash

The only surprise? It took till the 41st minute for the equalizer to arrive.

Hasenhuttl looked ready to blaze after a wide hit from 15 yards by Theo Walcott, Redmond missed the target by no more than three and Livramento’s curling effort came back from the post. All in a span of two minutes.

Livramento, 18, had a right to the liberties of the saints—thanks to Cornet’s charitable approach—back on track.

So it was in keeping with the flurry of madness that his most decisive contribution came from within the packed boundaries of the penalty box. Four minutes before the break, Livramento met Redmond’s corner. His header sprang onto the roof of the Pope’s net and disbelief gave way to relief around St.

Cornet kept Burnley level for the second day of the day with a hard hit from outside the box

Cornet kept Burnley level for the second day of the day with a hard hit from outside the box

The noise was turned up another notch shortly after the break when Burnley made a second gift to the Saints – a poor pass from the defense of James Tarkowski was cut by Ibrahima Diallo, who made a move for Broza to eliminate Pope. Kept close Unfortunately Southampton forgot the easy road route and within seven minutes Burnley were once again on terms.

Cornet had walked into the confines of the game until Ashley Westwood picked up an optimistic ball towards the Southampton penalty area. Out of nowhere, Cornet peeped past Jan Bednarek and hit the ball that bounced past McCarthy for the first time.

From there, Burnley could – and probably should have – snatched all three points. McNeill sent a fierce attempt at the bar, Westwood fired narrowly wide and despair fell once again around St. “We are still looking for that win, but there are a lot of good signs,” Diache insisted. We are aware of the situation… we just want to go back to those winning performances. I don’t think we are that far away.’

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