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Austin scores twice as Southampton down Burnley

Charlie Austin scored twice against his former team to help Southampton run their unbeaten stretch over all competitions to seven games with a 3-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday at St. Mary's Stadium.

Austin, who played for parts of three seasons with Burnley earlier this decade, opened the scoring in the 52nd minute, then following Nathan Redmond's strike eight minutes later, converted a penalty kick in the 66th. The Saints (3-3-2) are 3-1-0 in their last four Premier League contests and including Europa League and EFL Cup play, 5-2-0 since falling 2-0 at Arsenal in top-flight action Sept. 10.

Burnley (2-1-5), meanwhile, have dropped two in a row in the league and are amidst a 1-1-5 stretch over all competitions. The Clarets are currently 14th in the table but just one point from the relegation zone.

Sam Vokes helped Burnley save a little face Sunday by converting a penalty in the 72nd minute to prevent Southampton from claiming a clean sheet.