Five beautiful images from Southampton 3-1 Burnley

Southampton were rewarded for their persistence yesterday afternoon as they eventually beat Burnley 3-1, propelling themselves into the top half of the table and leaving the Clarets firmly in the bottom half in the process.

After a pretty quiet first half, bar Tom Heaton’s fine save from Charlie Austin’s header, the game came to life and it was the Saints striker who opened the scoring.

The former QPR man read the situation in the six-yard box perfectly, as all good strikers do, and poked home from close range. Nathan Redmond grabbed the second from a corner before Austin scored Saints’ third from the penalty spot, killing off the game.

Sam Vokes nicked a consolation from the penalty spot himself but it was too little too late in a poor showing from the Clarets.

Nevertheless, Southampton fans will be going home happy. Here are five pictures to help sum up what went on down on the South Coast.