Burnley beat Southampton 3-0 on the opening day of their premier League match. Ashley Barne double put the host upfront against the Saints.Burnley were able to control the game pressure to pass through the Saints.

Burnley could have won by more after they had a first-half goal ruled out by VAR for offside against Barnes, while new Southampton signing Che Adams also escaped a sending off after a crunching challenge on Ben Mee was reviewed.

Burnley: Pope (7), Lowton (6), Clark (6), Tarkowski (7), Mee (7), McNeil (6), Westwood (6), Pieters (7), Gundmundsson (7), Wood (6), Barnes (8).

Subs used: Rodriguez (n/a), Lennon (n/a).

Southampton: Gunn (6), Vestergaard (5), Bertrand (6), Stephens (6), Bednarek (6), Romeu (6), Ward-Prowse (6), Redmond (7), Valery (6), Ings (6), Adams (6).

Subs used: Obafemi (5), Hojbjerg (5), Boufal (4).

Man of the match: Ashley Barnes.

Burnley keep the VAR department busy with so much dramaic decisions from both clubs.Arshely Barnes was the best player of the match.

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