October 16, 2016 / 5:16 PM / 2 years ago

Austin double keeps Southampton on the rise

Southampton’s Charlie Austin struck twice and Nathan Redmond also scored to secure a comfortable 3-1 win against Burnley at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Sunday.

Britain Football Soccer - Southampton v Burnley - Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 16/10/16 Southampton's Charlie Austin celebrates scoring their third goal with Virgil van Dijk and Nathan Redmond Reuters / Stefan Wermuth Livepic

Austin has now got seven goals in six games but with better control - and against a less impressive keeper than Tom Heaton - he could have had a hat-trick before he scrambled the ball in from close range for the opener after 52 minutes.

Heaton had earlier denied the former Burnley favourite with a marvellous one-handed diving save and also foiled Redmond before the winger backed off a corner and fired cleanly past the keeper for Southampton’s second on the hour.

Austin added the third with a penalty in the 66th after Sam McQueen was tripped while Sam Vokes netted a spot kick for Burnley in the 72nd - their first away goal this season and the first Southampton have conceded in over 10 hours of football.

Reporting by Neil Robinson; Editing by Ken Ferris

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