The final whistle has gone and what a fantastic advert for the Premier League. Outstanding performance by both sides. Southampton really had a go in the first period and Stoke deserve credit for coming back with only ten men.
Crouch headers but Davis claws it out. It's not over yet. Stoke still pressing
Stoke, with 10 men, really trying to win this
Still five minutes of injury time left. Don't want this one to end
What a half-volley from Jerome. One of the strikes of the year
SEVEN minutes of stoppage time to be played
90 GOAL STOKE CITY! Jerome with one of the goals of the season. WOW!
Two minutes of normal time remaining. There will be plenty of stoppage time
Begovioc long clearance flicked on by Crouch. Jerome is clean through and lofts it over Davis and into the net. He moved too quickly though and was flagged offside.
Credit to Southampton. They are going for the win rather than hanging on
Crouch heads on but it's great defending again by Southampton.
Jerome wanted a penalty after his effort was blocked. Talked himself into the book though
Yellow for Jerome
Richardson on for the impressive Puncheon for Southampton
As the clock ticks down, Stoke are 9/2 to salvage a draw with Sky Bet Cameron Jerome 20/1 to score next
Fox comes on for Shaw for Southampton
Crouch takes a tumble and it allows Southampton to break. Rodriguez gets in behind but he over hits the ball to Lambert who couldn't get anywhere near it
Puncheon tricks his way into the box but the resulting ball ends up in Begovic's hands
Walters really working hard. He wins a corner but it fails to beat the first man. Stoke City will have to deliver far better
That's Mark Clattenburg's first red card since the Chelsea game
76 Rodriguez receives a yellow for time wasting
Shotton again trying his best down the right. Another throw-in flicked on by Jones into the danger area but Davis gathers
Jones, Crouch, Jerome and Walters all on for Stoke City. They have 10 men don't forget
Jones flicks on Shotton's long throw but it's hooked away by Davis and a Southampton defender. Then on the next attack Jones gets a yard and fires over. 10 men doesn't appear to be a problem so far for Stoke.
Before that Whitehead came on for Stoke in place of Wilkinson
Straight red for N'Zonzi. Late tackle on Cork.
I did say that Guly's miss was a big one
67 GOAL STOKE CITY! Upson scores. Southampton fail to clear. Jones first shot is blocked by Fonte and Upson does brilliantly to force in.
Massive chance for Guly to put the game beyond Stoke. Lambert gets the better of Huth and plays Rodriguez in perfectly. Begovic saves but when the ball falls to Guly he hits wide. Big miss
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Mayhem in the Stoke defence again. Cork plays in Rodriguez and he rounds Begovic but Huth is there to clear in time
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Another Stoke City corner. Not dealt with well but Guly of all people is on hand to clear. Stoke getting closer.
Nearly an hour played and it's Stoke City who are asking all the questions. Keep an eye on the quick Southampton breaks
A corner follows for Stoke but that too is lofted to safety
Jerome wins a throw in straight away. Shotton delivers and it's cleared by Southampton
More power and height for Stoke City. The game is back on
55 Etherington off Jerome on for Stoke City
Wilkinson and Huth changing tops and shorts. Play stopped at the moment.
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Horrible clash. Wilkinson and Huth collide. Blood dripping from both heads.
Stoke really pushing forward now. Walters again looking to find a way past the Southampton defence
At the other end Walters is really trying his best to unsettle the Southampton defenders. His shot blocked in front of Davis. Pulis will be happy with the start his side has made this half
Rodriguez breaks while Stoke City are on the attack and wins his side a corner.
47 Yellow card for Fonte. Late on Walters. Free-kick Stoke City
Southampton again happy to knock the ball long. Guly offside this time though
Stoke City get us going in the second half
The teams are jogging back out onto the pitch
Carrie from Leeds has been in touch: "Terrible half from Stoke City. My little boy could do better."
And there it is. Southampton go in at the break leading 3-1 at Stoke City.
Southampton nearly there. The half-time whistle moments away now
two minutes added time
Shotton again looking dangerous down the right. This time his cross is headed away well by Fonte
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Fantastic effort by both sides thus far. No yellow cards
Southampton more than happy to release the likes of Lambert, Guly, Rodriguez and Puncheon with a quick ball over the top
Hannah Merriman has been in touch via Twitter: "Good to see Adkins team selection bearing fruit. A clever choice to match Stoke."
Cork shoots from distance but straight at Begovic. Decent effort from 25 yards
You have to give Nigel Adkins all the credit for his sides display this half. They have really had a go at Stoke City
36 GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! Wilkinson own goal. Superb ball in by Puncheon and when Lambert nods down it flies off Wilkinsons foot and over the diving Begovic
Walters forces his way through. He plays wide to Etherington but it's slightly over hit and the danger is cleared
Rodriguez again getting behind the Stoke City defence. Upson managed to clear at the second attempt though
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Louise has been in touch via Twitter: "Match against Liverpool was awesome and I hope Stoke can do it again even without Shawcross"
Another Puncheon chance. Happy to take the Stoke City defence on and Begovic palms away for a corner
I said Stoke looked more comfortable. Well they did, for two minutes. Appear to be missing Shawcross
Puncheon again slips Rodriguez in and Begovic diverts for a corner
Another Southampton chance. Puncheon' shot this time blocked.
24 GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! Lambert's cross flies off Huth and onto the bar and it's left for Rodrigues to tap in. I did say Southampton looked dangerous on the break
Shaw takes his eye off the ball and gives away a corner
Begovic claims a cross easily and then his long ball this time eludes Jones and goes through to Davies
Stoke City starting to look more comfortable at the back. Southampton look dangerous on the break via Guly and Lambert. Great opening 20 minutes here
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Stoke really on top now. Shotton's long throw claimed well by Davies this time though
What a goal from Jones! I'll say it again
Jones' goal wouldn't have looked out of place at the Nou Camp. Long ball? Not today
15 GOAL STOKE CITY! Shotton takes his man on and Jones back heels the ball past Davies. Superb finish.
Mark Cooper has Tweeted in: "Stoke will miss Shawcross today! He has been the most consistent performer this season"
Guly again with a teasing cross but Stoke City clear......for now
Liverpool took the lead against Stoke City earlier in the week. Long way to go
N'Zonzi receives the ball on the edge of the box. His shot is deflected into Jones path but he can't grab Stoke the equaliser
That's Lambert's 8th Premier League goal of the season
10 GOAL SOUTHAMPTON! Great play by Guly and Lambert is there at the back post to stab in.
Stoke City playing the ball out of defence well at times. Walters and Jones great outlets
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Stoke City Anne says: "Post-Christmas pud syndrome should see a draw here. But hoping for a hatfull from the Potters anyway!"
Better by Southampton. Puncheon with a couple of balls into the box towards Lambert but no problems for Begovic.
Better by Southampton. Puncheon with a couple of balls into the box towards Lambert but no problems for Begovic. Goal kick
Begovic long to Walters who holds the ball up well but can't quite get N'Zonzi away
Early, but Southampton struggling to get into the Stoke City half
Flurry of balls into the Southampton box. Walters involved heavily
And we are off
Southampton to kick off
Mark Clattenburg almost ready to get the game going
Upson's first Premier League start since last May for Stoke City
The players are coming out. The pitch looks fantastic at the Britannia Stadium
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15 minutes till kick off. Can you get a big three points today Saints fans? Or, will you take a point now?
That wasn't a typo Stoke City fans. Michael Owen is on the bench today......
Stoke City will hope to extend their unbeaten streak to ten games. Southampton meanwhile have the fifth-worst defence in the Premier League.
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Southampton substitutes: Boruc (GK), S. Davis, Ramírez, Fox, Richardson, Mayuka, De Ridder
Southampton starting XI v Stoke City: K. Davis, Yoshida, Fonte (c), Hooiveld, Shaw, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Cork, Guly, Rodriguez, Lambert
Stoke City substitutes: Sorensen, Palacios, Owen, Adam, Whitehead, Crouch, Jerome.
Stoke City starting XI vs Southampton: Begovic; Shotton, Huth (c), Upson, Wilkinson; Kightly, Whelan, Nzonzi, Etherington; Walters, Jones
Team news to follow.....
Can Stoke continue their fine home form against a much improved Southampton side?
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