Burnley's Nathan Collins produces 'possibly the greatest knee slide of all time'

Burnley's Nathan Collins vs Southampton

Nathan Collins produced one of the greatest knee slides ever as Burnley beat Southampton 2-0 on Thursday night.

Collins scored the second goal of the night as the Clarets picked up a crucial three points at Turf Moor and celebrated in style.

Connor Roberts had given the home side the lead in the 12th-minute before Collins headed in just before half time.

Knowing that he’d just given his side a two-goal cushion in such a big match, Collins produced an epic knee-slide.

Usually when players want to knee-slide, they go to the ground gently on their knees. However, Collins jumped up in the air as if he was copying Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘SUIII’ celebration before landing on our knees.

VIDEO: Nathan Collins’ incredible knee slide

Our knees hurt just watching it.

Burnley’s win has moved them to within a point of Everton in the relegation battle.

And caretaker manager, Mike Jackson, believes his side are capable of avoiding the drop.

“I’ve said that all along [we have what it takes], because I’ve seen them in the last few days. How they’ve been and how much it’s meant to them,” Jackson said.

“If you keep seeing that, if you keep seeing that spirit. Again, they’ve gone and delivered that, we’re just there to help them. They’ve just gone for it.”

He added: “I think the players and the group have remembered who they are, what they are good at and what they are capable of.

“It’s as simple as that. We are here to guide them – the staff have all mucked in, everyone’s played their part. I don’t buy into this magic wand thing, I am not reinventing the wheel here. This is a group of guys here who have come together and are fighting.”

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