Ivorian Cornet scores twice as Burnley draw at Saints

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Maxwel CornetMaxwel Cornet scored his second and third Premier League goals on his third league start for Burnley

Maxwel Cornet scored twice as Burnley claimed a point in an entertaining draw with Southampton at St Mary's.

Burnley are yet to win this season but Cornet smashed in an impressive equaliser to share the spoils.

Cornet had given the visitors the lead before the impressive Tino Livramento equalised for Saints.

The hosts grew into the game and went in front when Armando 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.

Saint 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 £15m record 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.

Player of the match

BrojaArmando Broja

with an average of 7.58

Southampton

  1. Squad number18Player nameBroja

  2. Squad number21Player nameLivramento

  3. Squad number17Player nameS Armstrong

  4. Squad number9Player nameA Armstrong

  5. Squad number22Player nameSalisu

  6. Squad number6Player nameOriol Romeu

  7. Squad number24Player nameElyounoussi

  8. Squad number27Player nameDiallo

  9. Squad number35Player nameBednarek

  10. Squad number15Player namePerraud

  11. Squad number11Player nameRedmond

  12. Squad number10Player nameAdams

  13. Squad number32Player nameWalcott

  14. Squad number1Player nameMcCarthy

Burnley

  1. Squad number20Player nameCornet

  2. Squad number19Player nameRodriguez

  3. Squad number22Player nameCollins

  4. Squad number27Player nameVydra

  5. Squad number7Player nameGudmundsson

  6. Squad number11Player nameMcNeil

  7. Squad number1Player namePope

  8. Squad number8Player nameBrownhill

  9. Squad number18Player nameWestwood

  10. Squad number2Player nameLowton

  11. Squad number4Player nameCork

  12. Squad number5Player nameTarkowski

  13. Squad number3Player nameTaylor

  14. Squad number9Player nameWood

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
  • 4Silveira Neves Vojnovic
  • 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

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Southampton 2, Burnley 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Southampton 2, Burnley 2.

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

  4. Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).

  5. Substitution, Burnley. Matej Vydra replaces Chris Wood.

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

  7. Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).

  8. Substitution, Southampton. Adam Armstrong replaces Nathan Redmond.

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

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

  12. Foul by Valentino Livramento (Southampton).

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

  14. Attempt saved. Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

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

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

  19. Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton).

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

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