Burnley sink listless Southampton thanks to substitute Sam Vokes

If this was to be Sean Dyche’s last game as Burnley manager, he leaves them hovering just outside the Champions League places and presumably with the best wishes of everyone. This would be an appropriate way to depart too, a meat-and-potatoes 1-0 win against Southampton of the sort that most – fairly or not – would associate with Dyche’s style.

Substitute Sam Vokes got the only goal, another apt detail because he was on the pitch as part of an astute tactical switch by Dyche, an aspect of his make-up that doesn’t get enough attention. Everton have plenty of problems but a shrewd football mind who can steer them through the next few months will solve a couple of them.

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