London - Burnley and Southampton cancelled each other out at Turf
Moor as they drew 1–1 in a hard fought
contest in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Manolo Gabbiadini’s last minute goal cancelled out an Ashley
Barnes' opener as Burnley and Southampton shared the spoils. The result pulled
the Saints out of the relegation zone for the time being but heaped pressure on
the Clarets as they remained winless in 11 games.
Both teams started well but it was the visitors who enjoyed
the first chance as Dusan Tadic had an attempt at goal as early as the 11th
minute. A clever reverse pass from Nathan Redmond set up the opportunity only
for Nick Pope to make a good save down to his right to deny the Serbian.
The home team went close in the 28th minute thanks to good
link up play from Barnes and Aaron Lennon saw the latter strike a shot on the
run from just outside the box but Oriol Romeu did well to charge down and block
The Clarets had a golden opportunity to take the lead on the
hour mark when a smart early ball into the box from Ashley Westwood was met on
the six yard box by the head of Barnes who sent his header well wide of the
Sean Dyche’s men took the lead in the 67th minute. Alex McCarthy
produced a brilliant save from Johann Gudmundsson's volley from a tight angle
only to parry the ball back into the danger area where Barnes was ready to
pounce and bundle the ball home from close range.
The Saints came close to an equaliser through substitute
Josh Sims only for his curling effort to be brilliantly tipped onto the bar by
Pope to keep his clean sheet intact.
The visitors were not to be denied as they got their goal in
the 90th minute. Gabbiadini was on hand to control and finish in the box under
pressure to save a point for his team.