Burnley, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Southampton's horrid run of results continued on Saturday as the club suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
A three-game slide had dropped the Saints out of the top four, but Saturday's defeat, their fourth straight in Premier League play, leaves the club in fifth place in the table with 26 points.
Southampton had a tremendous chance to open the scoring at the hour mark when George Boyd committed a foul on Ryan Bertrand in the box, but Dusan Tadic's ensuing penalty was saved by Tom Heaton.
It proved to be a pivotal miss as the hosts went in front in the 73rd minute. A poor giveaway from the Southampton defense allowed Ashley Barnes to pounce on the loose ball and fire a shot past Fraser Forster at the near post.
Barnes' strike held up as the winner, giving Burnley its third win of the season and lifting the club to 15 points and out of the relegation zone.
Chelsea maintained its position at the top of the table by picking up a 2-0 victory over Hull City on Saturday.
The Blues received an early goal from Eden Hazard, who nodded home a cross from Oscar in the seventh minute.
Hull's Tom Huddlestone was sent off for a rash challenge in the 60th minute, and Chelsea took advantage of the extra man eight minutes later with Diego Costa producing his team-leading 12th goal of the season.
Manchester City managed to keep pace with Chelsea by grinding out a 1-0 defeat of Leicester City at the KP Stadium.
Frank Lampard netted the lone goal of the affair, steering home a low cross from Samir Nasri in the 40th minute to keep the Citizens three points back of the Blues.
Arsenal turned in a superb performance at the Emirates on Saturday, smashing Newcastle in a 4-1 victory.
Olivier Giroud headed home the opener in the 15th minute while Santi Cazorla doubled the advantage with a sublime chip in the 54th minute. Giroud's deft touch four minutes later made it three while Newcastle pulled one back through Ayoze's header in the 63rd, but Cazorla converted a late penalty to restore the three-goal lead.
West Bromwich Albion capitalized on Kieran Richardson's first-half red card to collect a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa behind Craig Gardner's strike 18 minutes from time.
Crystal Palace and Stoke City exchanged goals two minutes apart to split the points in a 1-1 draw and Stewart Downing erased a penalty from Jordi Gomez to help West Ham United salvage a point from a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.