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Ralph Hasenhüttl saw his Southampton side come from two behind against Burnley this afternoon to win 3-2 and declared it a fully deserved victory.

“It was a tough fight today and, in the end, a deserved win, the Southampton boss said. “We didn’t have a good start with the penalty and the second goal. Maybe the opponent was a bit too sure of the win, as then we were trying to do what we wanted to do from the beginning.

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“You can see how much quality we have when we create so many chances against such a side that is normally defending very well and very deep. It’s not easy to score and create in such a game but it was important that we did it in a fantastic way and this definitely gives us a boost.

“Today it’s fantastic to see and it’s always good when you work on things and see the result at the weekend.

“I must say we were good to watch and I always had the feeling that we could score and always had the feeling we could stretch them, and this is how we have to do it in the future also and then we are a good side.”

Sean Dyche was clearly disappointed with the period between our second goal and half time. He said: “We had a lot of control of the first half hour of the game and played very well. We made simple decisions and did the basics well, but then we just flat lined for fifteen minutes and you can’t afford to do that in the Premier League.

“Without being disrespectful to Southampton, we gave them a chance to come and win a game and we shouldn’t have done that. We often lock games down, but we were a little bit naïve by our standards in the last fifteen minutes of the first half and made some poor decisions at key moments, and suddenly, from nowhere, they had a feel for the game.

“In the second half it was a bit of a ding-dong to be fair. The third goal is a bit of a disappointment because we had the ball on the edge of their box and gave it away too easily. Both keepers made saves and it was end to end before Woody has a real chance, right at the end, to make it 3-3, but in the end it wasn’t to be and we do know how to see games out better than that. Today, we just didn’t do it.”

He added: “It’s a strange one today because when we pick the bones out of the game there were a lot of good things about the performance, particularly in the first half hour. You can never control a game completely, but we had a lot of control, the two centre forwards scored again and there were so many good things. But there was a little bit of naivety crept in, so we’ll be working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

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