Southampton come from two down to beat Burnley in five-goal thriller at St. Mary's

Southampton come from two down to beat Burnley in five-goal thriller at St. Mary's

Southampton came from two goals down to beat Burnley 3-2 in a thrilling Premier League match played at St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon. 

The Clarets took a two-goal lead courtesy of a Chris Wood penalty and Matej Vydra strike, but the hosts responded through Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings before Nathan Redmond won it in the second half. 

Burnley got off the blocks first and almost grabbed the opener in the first minute when Chris Wood burst into the box after a fine solo run, but his shot, directed into the bottom right corner, was expertly saved by Fraser Forster with the ball going out for a corner. 

They then got their opener when Erik Pieters went down inside the box in the ninth minute, with Wood easily tucking the resulting penalty. 

Wood then turned provider just before the half-hour mark when he picked Vydra on the edge and the forward rifled a first-time shot into the bottom left corner.

The hosts however halved the scores in the 31st minute after a great link-up play between Armstrong and Ings gave the former a clear sight of goal on the edge of the box, and he easily beat the keeper in the left side of the goal.

Ings then equalised in the 42nd minute with a beautiful solo goal, weaving through the defence inside the box before rolling the ball into the back of the net for a 2-2 score going into the break. 

Both sides had chances to score more goals in the second half, but it was the hosts who completed the comeback in the 66th minute. 

Redmond found some space deep inside the box to fire a volley into the back of the net, leaving the keeper helpless.

The win, Saints' second in the last six games, saw them move to 36 points, but are still stuck in the bottom half of the table.