Saints keeper McCarthy frustrates Burnley

Alex McCarthy

Alex McCarthy retained his position in goal after starting in Southampton’s last Premier League game against Manchester City in May

An inspired performance from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy helped Southampton earn a point against Burnley at St Mary’s.

Burnley controlled the tempo early on in the game, despite returning from Europa League action on Friday.

McCarthy denied Aaron Lennon early on before keeping out Jeff Hendrick’s low first-half header.

But the hosts came back into the game when new signings Danny Ings and Mohamed Elyounoussi were introduced to the action.

Jack Stephens saw his side-foot effort at the back post turned round the corner by Clarets’ keeper Joe Hart, and the former England number one clung on to Mario Lemina’s header.

Ings proved to be a welcome addition for Southampton as the striker headed over the bar from a corner before laying the ball into Elyounoussi’s path in the Clarets’ box, but the Norwegian saw his shot deflected behind Hart’s goal.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Southampton 0, Burnley 0.

Second Half ends, Southampton 0, Burnley 0.

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Burnley).

Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ings (Southampton).

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Southampton) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross following a corner.

Substitution, Burnley. Charlie Taylor replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Offside, Southampton. Manolo Gabbiadini tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton).

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Delay in match Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mario Lemina (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross.

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Chris Wood.

Substitution, Southampton. Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Charlie Austin.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Joe Hart.

Attempt saved. Jack Stephens (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jannik Vestergaard.

Attempt blocked. Mario Lemina (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mario Lemina (Southampton).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Offside, Burnley. Joe Hart tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

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