Ref controversy helps Southampton to draw at Burnley 1-1
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini scored a contentious 90th-minute equalizer for Southampton to draw at Burnley 1-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Referee Bobby Madley inadvertently blocked Burnley’s Ashley Westwood to allow Southampton to break clear, and Gabbiadini smashed home from Guido Carrillo’s cut-back.
Burnley was as high as fourth in December, but its dreams of qualifying for Europe have diminished thanks to an 11-match winless run in the league.
Ashley Barnes looked to have propelled Burnley to victory with a close-range goal in the 67th.
The draw lifted Southampton out of the relegation zone, on goal difference.