Trippier inspired by Clyne

Burnley 1 Southampton 0

Trippier inspired by Clyne

The pair were opposing right-backs on Saturday and it was Trippier’s Burnley that came out on top in a 1-0 victory over Southampton.

Clyne’s form with Saints over the past two years earned the attention of Roy Hodgson and he made his England debut last month in the Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Slovenia.

Trippier has been Burnley’s stand-out player so far this season along with striker Danny Ings and he remains hopeful of adding to the caps he won from U18 to U21 level.

Seeing a player like Clyne from one of the Premier League’s smaller sides given a chance provides added encouragement for the 24-year-old.

Trippier said: “He deserves it. He’s been brilliant this year and last year.

“Of course (it gives me hope). I watched him a lot when he was at Palace and now he’s stepped up to Southampton and done brilliantly. I’m delighted for him.”

Burnley have settled into life in the Premier League after a torrid start and their third win in six games lifted them out of the relegation zone.

The key moments both came in the second half, with Tom Heaton saving Dusan Tadic’s penalty before Ashley Barnes’ deflected shot earned the Clarets victory.

Trippier added: “We’re all full of confidence now.”

It was a fourth successive defeat for Southampton, who have hit their first roadblock after a stunning start to the season. The main positive was the return to action of 20-year-old midfielder James Ward-Prowse after almost three months out with an ankle injury.

He said: “Of course I’m happy to be back but disappointed not to get the three points to turn the run around.”

BURNLEY: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee (Lafferty 74), Boyd, Marney, Jones, Arfield, Barnes, Ings.

SOUTHAMPTON: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Steven Davis, Hesketh (Ward-Prowse 32),Tadic, Mane (Long 78), Pelle.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg.

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