Saints win despite Forster injury


(Long 37, Shackell 58 og)


Southampton recovered from what looked to be a serious injury to goalkeeper Fraser Forster to beat Burnley and keep their Premier League top four ambitions alive.

England goalkeeper Forster was left flattened in the opening minutes of the game and was replaced by the experienced Kelvin Davis, who produced a number of top saves to prevent Burnley picking up a second impressive result in a week, following their shock win over Manchester City last time out.

The deadlock was broken eight minutes before the interval as Shane Long was on hand to finish from five yards out, turning in Nathaniel Clyne’s misplaced effort after Graziano Pelle had failed to make contact.

The lead was doubled when Ryan Bertrand’s near-post cross was turned into his own goal by Jason Shackell.