BOSS Ralph Hasenhuttl declared Saints completing a league double over Burnley “a good step forward” – even if he himself was struggling to sprint!

The Austrian manager revealed post-match he had been in discomfort for around a week with a pain in his hip.

Asked whether his injury had come from celebrating during Saints’ 3-2 success over the Clarets, Hasenhuttl replied: “No, I’ve had hip pain since more than a week I think now.

“It stops me from sprinting a little bit or from sitting without pain. Coaching, I still can do it, but sprinting is not possible.”

Saints’ home success over Sean Dyche’s side coupled with a 1-0 win at Turf Moor in September.

Hasenhuttl added: “It was an intense game for the managers I think on Sunday.

“You can hear from my voice it was a lot of coaching from outside, especially in the end when you are only one up and you don’t make the fourth goal and you are still under pressure. You never know what happens.

“They are always good with winning the second balls and scoring form these situations. We have seen this so many times that Burnley can do this.

“But we beat them this season twice, this was definitely a good step forward for us.”