Maxwel Cornet celebrates following scoring a brace
Maxwel Cornet celebrates following scoring a brace

Maxwel Cornet scored a brace to earn Burnley a vital point away at Southampton.

The Clarets took the lead against the run of play when the Ivorian converted a free header in the six-yard box.

Home star Tino Livramento lost Cornet for Burnley's first goal but made amends just before half-time, netting his first Premier League goal after hitting the post just moments earlier.

On-loan striker Armando Broja then put the Saints ahead early in the second period after capitalising on James Tarkowski's mistake.

But Burnley, who are still yet to win a league game this season, soon made it 2-2 when the impressive Cornet spun his marker and smashed home his second of the afternoon.

Southampton drop to two places above the relegation zone, while Burnley remain in 18th.

Clarets manager Sean Dyche was upbeat after the draw despite his side's search for a first win continuing. 

Dyche said: "I'm pleased once again with the performance level, but obviously disappointed with the mistakes.

"Our mentality to try to win the game was quite obvious. We're still searching for the win but we've got to maintain these performances and there were certainly good signs today.

Maxwel Cornet is on track to top his previous goal hauls this term
Maxwel Cornet is on track to top his previous goal hauls this term

"We're aware of the situation and we are working hard with the players, and I don't think we are very far from it."

Did you know?

Southampton have lost just two of their last eight Premier League games, after losing five of the eight before that.

Burnley have now dropped 12 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.

Burnley are without a win in 12 Premier League games, equalling their longest-ever winless run in the competition.

Livramento became the fourth-youngest player to score in the Premier League for Southampton.

At 20y 43d, Southampton’s Armando Broja became the fifth-youngest player in Premier League history to score on both of his first two starts in the competition.

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