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Mike Dean Hands Saints 3 Points Against The Clarets

Southampton cruised to a 3-1 victory over Burnley at home with Charlie Austin grabbing a brace to see off Sean Dyche’s side who now lie at 14th position.

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Mike Dean decided not to give away a penalty to the away side in the first half when Virgil Van Dijk fouled Johann Berg Gudmundsson in the penalty area which left the Burnley boss fuming as he expressed: “We knew they were a good side and in a good run of form, especially defensively. It’s very difficult when you come to these places, particularly when we can’t get a decision.”

“I’m stunned by our penalty that wasn’t given. I’ve seen it back and am absolutely amazed.They’re a really good side and made it a really tough afternoon for us. But it’s not helpful when it’s 0-0 and you should have a penalty. Who knows after that? It changes the dynamic in the ground and the whole feel of the game.”

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Eventually the Saints came out on top in the second half when Charlie Austin scored two goals along with Nathan Redmond who volleyed the ball following an unattended corner.

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Sam Vokes later converted a penalty in the 72nd minute which was not enough initiate a comeback. Southampton rise to 8th in the league table leaving the Clarets without any points in the last two Premier league outings.

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