Manolo Gabbiadini gives Saints late draw to extend Burnley’s winless run

Substitute Manolo Gabbiadini helped relegation-threatened Southampton snatch a controversial last-gasp point to prolong Burnley’s winless run. Sean Dyche’s Clarets were as high as fourth in December, but their European dreams have diminished thanks to a lengthy run without a Premier League victory.

Ashley Barnes looked to have propelled Burnley to a much-needed victory, only for their winless top-flight run to extend to an 11th match as Gabbiadini fired home late on to snatch Saints a 1-1 draw.

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European roundup: Real Madrid rout Alavés as Bayern Munich held by Hertha

• Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema score for Real in 4-0 La Liga victory
• Bayern’s winning run halted by Hertha in goalless Bundesliga draw

Real Madrid’s strikeforce hit back with a vengeance when Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all scored in a 4-0 La Liga win over Alavés as the champions moved within four points of second-placed Atlético Madrid.

Ronaldo returned to the starting lineup after being rested for Wednesday’s game with Leganés and, after shaking off a painful ankle knock, the Portuguese put Real ahead on the stroke of half-time, taking advantage of a clever backheel from Benzema.

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