Southampton had been hoping to get back to winning ways to prove to their critics there was substance to their sterling start to the season.
Going into the match, they had the meanest Premier League defence and were facing the joint worst goalscoring record in the top-flight.
However, after quelling Burnley’s threat, Southampton failed to build on their growing danger culminating in Tadic’s missed penalty.
And, after defeats by Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United caused them to drop from second to fifth in the table, their struggles continue. Burnley moved out of the bottom three after an Ashley Barnes winner against Southampton gave the Clarets a third league win of the season.