Saints edge a seven-goal cup thriller

Jay Rodriguez scores against his old club

Jay Rodriguez scores against his old club

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Jay Rodriguez helped Southampton to a thrilling victory against boyhood club Burnley, as Adam Lallana put the Mark Clattenburg affair behind him to wrap up progress to the FA Cup fourth round.

A 3-0 home defeat to Chelsea, an ugly spat with the Premier League over referee Clattenburg and a three-match ban for club-record signing Dani Osvaldo mean it has hardly been a happy new year to date for Saints fans.

However, the majority of those that braved the wet and windy conditions left St Mary's with a smile on their face after Mauricio Pochettino's side secured a thrilling 4-3 win against Sky Bet Championship promotion hopefuls Burnley.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Saints, winners in 1976 and finalists 11 years ago, recovered from an uneasy start to go ahead in style midway through the first half, with Nathaniel Clyne smashing home an exceptional volley from the edge of the box.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Rickie Lambert followed that up with a fine strike of his own six minutes later, only for two Southampton fans to put Burnley level at the start of the second half.

Sam Vokes and Danny Ings both spent time with the club as schoolboys and showed them just what they were missing, with a header from the former followed by the latter's low strike from an acute angle.

Basingstoke Gazette:

However, Burnley-born Rodriguez - given a warm reception by both sets of fans after replacing Lambert - put Saints back ahead, choosing not to celebrate in respect to the club he left in 2012.

Basingstoke Gazette:

There was no holding back when fellow substitute Lallana put the off-field issues behind him to net from distance - a strike that meant Kevin Long's late strike was merely a consolation.

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Burnley proved a threat from the outset in the south coast drizzle, with Scott Arfield swinging a fine strike just wide after 43 seconds.

Vokes and Ings also had early chances as the Clarets continued to press, although it was Pochettino's men that were enjoying the lion's share of possession.

Gaston Ramirez was involved in much of the early play and sent in a fine cross, which looked set to be nodded home at the back post by James Ward-Prowse until Danny Lafferty's intervention.

The Clarets were showing just why their defensive record is the second best in the Championship, although they could do little to prevent the opening goal after 22 minutes.

Clyne was the unlikely source, collecting a pass before sending a rasping half-volley into the top right-hand corner from the edge of the box.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The right-back's second goal for Saints led home fans to bellow 'shoot' whenever - and wherever - he got the ball from that point onwards.

Lambert needs no such encouragement and six minutes after Clyne netted, the Saints talisman impressively struck into the top-right hand corner after picking up the ball 20 yards out.

The England international wasted a chance to make it 3-0 soon after - his last action before limping off after taking a knock.

There were few more popular figures inside St Mary's than Lambert's replacement Rodriguez, whose 35th-minute introduction was greeted by a loud ovation by all.

There was little more action before half-time, from which Burnley returned strongly.

Six minutes after the restart Kieran Trippier swung in a fine cross from the right and Southampton-born Vokes impressively directed his header past Kelvin Davis.

Ings tested Davis soon after as the Clarets continued to threaten, before Vokes saw a looping header land on the roof of the net.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Heaton easily dealt with a Rodriguez strike soon after, before Burnley drew level through another Hampshire native as Ings showed impressive skill, control and confidence to cut inside and lash home from an acute angle.

It was quite the capitulation from Southampton and only a fine Davis save stopped Vokes making it 3-2 moments later.

Lallana, splashed across the back pages on Saturday due to the Clattenburg case, was brought on in a bid to change Saints' fortunes, with Rodriguez seeing a strike saved by Heaton when they returned to the attack.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The Burnley-born forward would not be kept off the scoresheet for long, though, slotting into the empty net as Ward-Prowse took a tumble in the box.

Play was swinging from end to end and Ings rattled the post as Burnley threatened an equaliser, although Lallana put the game out of sight with 17 minutes left as he drove forward to unleash a fine, low strike from distance.

Despite the goal, the visitors clearly still believed they could force a replay, with Ings threatening before Long bundled home their third of the afternoon.

Buoyed by 1,845 travelling fans, Burnley continued to press but there was to be a no grandstand finish as Saints secured a first win of 2014.

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6:07pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

We're through! All that matters really.

However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular.
We're through! All that matters really. However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

7:08pm Sat 4 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
We're through! All that matters really.

However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular.
(in my opinion) Gaston, I am afraid was gashton, first touch poor, passing inaccurate just completely off his game, time to go. Hoover, a curates egg some good defending followed by an 'away with fairies' moment or two, time to go to a Championship side I am thinking, Yos was slow to get going, a bit slack at times, better until turning an ankle, which hampered his movement somewhat in the second half. JWP lots of huff and puff but not in his best position with so many other midfielders in the line up. Jack Cork doing well in the holding role, gave Spider more freedom, which he used well at times, both full backs put in a good shift, Rickie was doing OK until he got that kick, I prefer him as a striker, but he did get about and was playing some nice set up passes. Steve Davis as busy as ever, trying to cover every bit of the pitch to defend and create. Fonte did his usual thing, not sure if he was at fault for the third one, need to see it again, Rodriguez, with a bit more composure would have had a hat trick, Lallana just a class act from the moment he stepped on the pitch, he has been doing that since he played for England! Oh! and KD had a good one, not much chance with the goals, except maybe the near post one, some good saves and a mixed bag with his distribution. Burnley were as good as I expected them to be Ings and Vokes justified what I said about them before hand, if they get promoted they will need to learn not to give space to top class forwards around the 18 yard box. A good Cup Tie cheered me up a lot. The score was not as important as the result. Referee had an OK game but was not tested, Burnley only registered on serious foul, the hero must be the Groundsman that got another near perfect pitch in the worst conditions that you can imagine. Nottarf was only fit for the ducks!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: We're through! All that matters really. However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular.[/p][/quote](in my opinion) Gaston, I am afraid was gashton, first touch poor, passing inaccurate just completely off his game, time to go. Hoover, a curates egg some good defending followed by an 'away with fairies' moment or two, time to go to a Championship side I am thinking, Yos was slow to get going, a bit slack at times, better until turning an ankle, which hampered his movement somewhat in the second half. JWP lots of huff and puff but not in his best position with so many other midfielders in the line up. Jack Cork doing well in the holding role, gave Spider more freedom, which he used well at times, both full backs put in a good shift, Rickie was doing OK until he got that kick, I prefer him as a striker, but he did get about and was playing some nice set up passes. Steve Davis as busy as ever, trying to cover every bit of the pitch to defend and create. Fonte did his usual thing, not sure if he was at fault for the third one, need to see it again, Rodriguez, with a bit more composure would have had a hat trick, Lallana just a class act from the moment he stepped on the pitch, he has been doing that since he played for England! Oh! and KD had a good one, not much chance with the goals, except maybe the near post one, some good saves and a mixed bag with his distribution. Burnley were as good as I expected them to be Ings and Vokes justified what I said about them before hand, if they get promoted they will need to learn not to give space to top class forwards around the 18 yard box. A good Cup Tie cheered me up a lot. The score was not as important as the result. Referee had an OK game but was not tested, Burnley only registered on serious foul, the hero must be the Groundsman that got another near perfect pitch in the worst conditions that you can imagine. Nottarf was only fit for the ducks! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 13

7:14pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
We're through! All that matters really.

However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular.
(in my opinion) Gaston, I am afraid was gashton, first touch poor, passing inaccurate just completely off his game, time to go. Hoover, a curates egg some good defending followed by an 'away with fairies' moment or two, time to go to a Championship side I am thinking, Yos was slow to get going, a bit slack at times, better until turning an ankle, which hampered his movement somewhat in the second half. JWP lots of huff and puff but not in his best position with so many other midfielders in the line up. Jack Cork doing well in the holding role, gave Spider more freedom, which he used well at times, both full backs put in a good shift, Rickie was doing OK until he got that kick, I prefer him as a striker, but he did get about and was playing some nice set up passes. Steve Davis as busy as ever, trying to cover every bit of the pitch to defend and create. Fonte did his usual thing, not sure if he was at fault for the third one, need to see it again, Rodriguez, with a bit more composure would have had a hat trick, Lallana just a class act from the moment he stepped on the pitch, he has been doing that since he played for England! Oh! and KD had a good one, not much chance with the goals, except maybe the near post one, some good saves and a mixed bag with his distribution. Burnley were as good as I expected them to be Ings and Vokes justified what I said about them before hand, if they get promoted they will need to learn not to give space to top class forwards around the 18 yard box. A good Cup Tie cheered me up a lot. The score was not as important as the result. Referee had an OK game but was not tested, Burnley only registered on serious foul, the hero must be the Groundsman that got another near perfect pitch in the worst conditions that you can imagine. Nottarf was only fit for the ducks!
Nice summing up, Osprey; thanks. Now tempted to see if I can find the highlights on First Row. Yes, well done groundsman and his team.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: We're through! All that matters really. However, those who went, please let us know how, in your opinion, certain players got on; Gaston, Jos and Yos in particular.[/p][/quote](in my opinion) Gaston, I am afraid was gashton, first touch poor, passing inaccurate just completely off his game, time to go. Hoover, a curates egg some good defending followed by an 'away with fairies' moment or two, time to go to a Championship side I am thinking, Yos was slow to get going, a bit slack at times, better until turning an ankle, which hampered his movement somewhat in the second half. JWP lots of huff and puff but not in his best position with so many other midfielders in the line up. Jack Cork doing well in the holding role, gave Spider more freedom, which he used well at times, both full backs put in a good shift, Rickie was doing OK until he got that kick, I prefer him as a striker, but he did get about and was playing some nice set up passes. Steve Davis as busy as ever, trying to cover every bit of the pitch to defend and create. Fonte did his usual thing, not sure if he was at fault for the third one, need to see it again, Rodriguez, with a bit more composure would have had a hat trick, Lallana just a class act from the moment he stepped on the pitch, he has been doing that since he played for England! Oh! and KD had a good one, not much chance with the goals, except maybe the near post one, some good saves and a mixed bag with his distribution. Burnley were as good as I expected them to be Ings and Vokes justified what I said about them before hand, if they get promoted they will need to learn not to give space to top class forwards around the 18 yard box. A good Cup Tie cheered me up a lot. The score was not as important as the result. Referee had an OK game but was not tested, Burnley only registered on serious foul, the hero must be the Groundsman that got another near perfect pitch in the worst conditions that you can imagine. Nottarf was only fit for the ducks![/p][/quote]Nice summing up, Osprey; thanks. Now tempted to see if I can find the highlights on First Row. Yes, well done groundsman and his team. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

7:56pm Sat 4 Jan 14

David Crook says...

Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment. David Crook
  • Score: -9

8:47pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

David Crook wrote:
Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears.

It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?
[quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.[/p][/quote]You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 1

9:08pm Sat 4 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

David Crook wrote:
Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
Wouldn't be like you to put a positive slant on anything anyway. signes? I think you have genuine cause for worry, but I won't delve too deeply.
[quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't be like you to put a positive slant on anything anyway. signes? I think you have genuine cause for worry, but I won't delve too deeply. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:16pm Sat 4 Jan 14

hedge end bob says...

We are in the hat but , i thought we made ard work of it. The boy's too me looked like they did'nt care if we won or not. Without JAY and ADAM i think we might not have won. Some very good goals scored by both sides, maybe it's me but, the buzz has gone out of our home games lately.
We are in the hat but , i thought we made ard work of it. The boy's too me looked like they did'nt care if we won or not. Without JAY and ADAM i think we might not have won. Some very good goals scored by both sides, maybe it's me but, the buzz has gone out of our home games lately. hedge end bob
  • Score: 6

9:26pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
David Crook wrote:
Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears.

It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?
Four sentences, 45 words.

I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.[/p][/quote]You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?[/p][/quote]Four sentences, 45 words. I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -5

9:34pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Rank Xerox says...

Yoshida does not do it for me, he is looking for the back pass to KD all the time without really looking up to see what's on. First half JR made so many runs that just needed a ball popping over the the top for him to run on to but that didn't seem to happen until AL came on and changed the game. Result was good but disappointed with the overall performance.
Yoshida does not do it for me, he is looking for the back pass to KD all the time without really looking up to see what's on. First half JR made so many runs that just needed a ball popping over the the top for him to run on to but that didn't seem to happen until AL came on and changed the game. Result was good but disappointed with the overall performance. Rank Xerox
  • Score: 3

9:36pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
David Crook wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?
Four sentences, 45 words. I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret.
De nada! I'm here all night...
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.[/p][/quote]You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?[/p][/quote]Four sentences, 45 words. I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret.[/p][/quote]De nada! I'm here all night... Santa Retfordia
  • Score: -5

9:40pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
David Crook wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.
You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?
Four sentences, 45 words. I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret.
De nada! I'm here all night...
Excelente. Mantenha-vindo!
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David Crook[/bold] wrote: Again three more goals let in at home,that is not good news,but well done with the result,not that I am excited about it,the signes ahead are worrying at the moment.[/p][/quote]You surprise me. I imagine the only thing you get excited about is w@nking into a pool of children's tears. It was a stonking cup tie, we got through and Adam and Jay got a bit of a rest. What more can you ask for?[/p][/quote]Four sentences, 45 words. I think you will have managed to offend, hit the nail on the head and, most of all, make me laugh. Thanks, Ret.[/p][/quote]De nada! I'm here all night...[/p][/quote]Excelente. Mantenha-vindo! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -6

10:04pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Quick highlights of all the goals on
http://www.goalsaim.

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Quick highlights of all the goals on http://www.goalsaim. com/southampton-vs-b urnley-4-3-highlight s-2014-fa-cup/ Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 2

12:32am Sun 5 Jan 14

andoru says...

Sounds like we made hard work of that one! But we got the result and two of their three goals were Southampton lads anyway. Just getting in some practice scoring at St Mary's.
Sounds like we made hard work of that one! But we got the result and two of their three goals were Southampton lads anyway. Just getting in some practice scoring at St Mary's. andoru
  • Score: 1

11:34am Sun 5 Jan 14

SnapperSaint says...

andoru wrote:
Sounds like we made hard work of that one! But we got the result and two of their three goals were Southampton lads anyway. Just getting in some practice scoring at St Mary's.
It was a first rate Cup match, that's what it was!!!
Burnley are top of the Championship and I think could most likely beat any of the bottom 5 in the PL at the moment on that second half display so a tough side.
Ings and Vokes were very good though they do seem to be a bit over weight, if they came to Saints they would need to get the diet plan going and could be very good in the PL.
[quote][p][bold]andoru[/bold] wrote: Sounds like we made hard work of that one! But we got the result and two of their three goals were Southampton lads anyway. Just getting in some practice scoring at St Mary's.[/p][/quote]It was a first rate Cup match, that's what it was!!! Burnley are top of the Championship and I think could most likely beat any of the bottom 5 in the PL at the moment on that second half display so a tough side. Ings and Vokes were very good though they do seem to be a bit over weight, if they came to Saints they would need to get the diet plan going and could be very good in the PL. SnapperSaint
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Sun 5 Jan 14

City Saint says...

Burnley are a good side this season, and as we'll know ourselves, a team used to winning in the championship or even league one can be a handful for anyone. Well done saints!
Burnley are a good side this season, and as we'll know ourselves, a team used to winning in the championship or even league one can be a handful for anyone. Well done saints! City Saint
  • Score: 1

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