M Diouf (40),P Crouch (85)
M Yoshida (75)
Stoke vs So'ton
3:00pm Saturday 30th September
WATCH: STOKE 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON
STOKE 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON
Stoke hold on for a crucial victory! Peter Crouch is the match winner after Maya Yoshida had cancelled out Mame Biram Diouf's opener.
90+3: The ball is bouncing around the Stoke area but the hosts get a lucky break as Soares spoons his volley wide. He wanted a corner but it's a Stoke goal kick. Time is running out...
90+2: SUB! Diouf is replaced by Glen Johnson for Stoke.
90: FIVE minutes of added time...
90: CHANCE! Huge moment for Stoke! Bertrand skips to the byline and looks for an unmarked Gabbiadini but the striker can't turn it home! Butland just got a touch with his foot.
CHANCE! Zouma saves Stoke! Van Dijk wins the initial header, Austin steams in and knocks it past Butland but Zouma is there to hack clear. Southampton are pushing hard.
88: SUBS! Southampton have introduced Charlie Austin for Lemina, while Afellay is on for the hosts.
GOAL! STOKE 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON (Crouch, 85)
A massive goal for Stoke and it's Crouch with the tap-in!
Stoke had a penalty appeal turned down when Romeu wiped out Allen but they kept the ball alive through Shaqiri and Pieters.
It then broke to Choupo-Moting after a goalmouth scramble and he poked it towards Crouch, who helped it over the line.
Very messy but Stoke won't care!
STOKE 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON
84: Tadic wins a free-kick from Pieters midway inside Stoke's half. Before the set-piece referee Mike Jones comes across to speak to Mark Hughes. It's just a warning.
CHANCE! Soares takes the free-kick and Yoshida is free at the back post. He tries to flick it back into the danger area but can only turn it into the side netting.
82: CHANCE! It's Stoke who almost snatch a goal! Shaqiri slips a super through ball for the advancing Choupo-Moting but Lemina covers brilliantly for Southampton, conceding a corner on the stretch.
Saints clear when the delivery comes in from Shaqiri.
81: Crouch is penalised for clattering into Van Dijk. Southampton have dominated possession and now have their equaliser - can they push for a winner?
78: A much needed goal from Southampton's point of view. They haven't created too much so have Yoshida to thank for pulling something out of nothing.
GOAL! STOKE 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON (Yoshida, 75)
Just as I was saying Stoke were comfortable they concede!
It's a brilliant finish by Yoshida, who controls his volley and fires in off the crossbar. It came courtesy of good work by Boufal in the build-up after his initial corner was cleared.
STOKE 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON
73: This still looks fairly comfortable for Stoke. Most of the play is in front of their midfield and they are simply shuffling across the pitch to deny their opponents space.
Can Gabbiadini salvage something for Southampton? The Italian is 11/1 to score next with the Saints 16/1 to win and 3/1 to salvage a draw.
Bet in-play with Sky Bet here.
70: SUB! First Stoke change - former Southampton striker Peter Crouch replaces Berahino.
69: There's more pretty passing around the Stoke box until Lemina fires it into Gabbiadini, who doesn't read the pass. Goal kick. That sums it up for Southampton.
67: SUB! Another Southampton change sees Redmond replaced by Manolo Gabbiadini. That should be two up front with Long also on the pitch.
67: Southampton are passing the ball around neatly but aren't really threatening Stoke. The hosts will be happy with this as it stands.
63: Boufal gets in front of Cameron to nod the ball into the path of Long but Zouma defends very well to muscle the Southampton forward off the ball in the area. Strong work.
61: Pellegrino has shuffled his pack after that change, Tadic is playing more centrally and closer to Long. Redmond is on the right and Boufal the left.
60: SUB! Boufal replaces Steven Davis for Southampton. Austin and Gabbiadini still on the bench...
60: Choupo-Moting shows great desire and awareness to track Soares' run and concede a corner. Mark Hughes will be pleased with that.
The corner comes to Van Dijk at the back post but the Dutchman doesn't time his jump. Sofiane Boufal is about to come on for the visitors...
57: Tadic turns Pieters inside out on the right and digs out a cross but Long can't generate pace on his header and it drops wide of Butland's goal.
57: YELLOW! Romeu gets beaten by a nice piece of Shaqiri trickery on the touch-line and the Southampton midfielder is in the book.
56: Southampton have failed to score in five of their seven games in all competitions this season. They need to make something happen here.
55: CHANCE! Soares gets his cross right this time, picking out Long, but the striker fires his header over the bar. Better from Southampton...
53: YELLOW! Tadic in the book for taking out Allen.
Watching on Soccer Saturday, Phil Thompson says Stoke should have had another penalty for that Tadic handball appeal: "For me it is a penalty."
51: Van Dijk in the right place at the right time again to challenge Berahino in the box and the Southampton defender does well to head away seconds later.
The ball then falls to Shaqiri and he delivers a great cross but Forster collects when it deflects off Tadic. Stoke want a penalty for handball but referee Mike Jones is not interested.
Long is back on and looks fine to continue.
48: Long clatters into Allen and that's a free-kick to Stoke. Long has hurt himself in the challenge, it seems to be a knee problem.
46: We are back under way for the second half at the bet365...
FORSTER'S PEN SAVE
Will Stoke pay the price for that miss after the break? Southampton are 13/2 for a comeback win, while Berahino is Price Boosted to 9/1 to make amends for his penalty miss by scoring next.
Stoke lead at the break but they will disappointed it's not 2-0. Diouf nodded them in front and they had an immediate chance to double their lead but Forster saved Berahino's spot-kick.
Berahino has not scored a league goal since February 2016. The wait goes on...
45: THREE minutes of added time...
43: PENALTY SAVED! Forster dives to his left and keeps out Berahino's spot-kick. A super stop by the Southampton goalkeeper, who has been very good today. That's bailed out Van Dijk.
42: PENALTY TO STOKE! Van Dijk has been great today but this is a poor decision. It's a soft one but Berahino goes down under his contact and referee Mike Jones points to the spot.
GOAL! STOKE 1-0 SOUTHAMPTON (Diouf, 40)
Stoke force a succession of corners and Shaqiri finally delivers some quality, picking out Diouf with an excellent cross.
It's poor marking from Southampton to allow Diouf to nod past Forster. Nothing the Southampton goalkeeper could do.
STOKE 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON
38: Superb defending by Van Dijk, who steals the ball from Allen just as the Stoke midfielder was shaping up to shoot inside the Southampton area.
The Saints defender then rises well to head away for a corner with Diouf lurking.
36: Stoke counter after Soares is caught of position and the Southampton right-back chases back and needlessly bundles over Pieters near the corner.
The hosts deliver but Long meets it well to clear.
35: Zouma makes a meal of a clearance under pressure from Long and Southampton win a corner out of nothing. That's what Long brings to this Saints team. If only he could add goals.
Diouf is back on as Stoke defend the resulting corner.
33: Stoke have an injury concern as Diouf has stayed down after a tackle on the left by Tadic. He seems to be holding his shoulder.
31: SAVE! Forster keeps Southampton level again! The referee plays a good advantage to allow Stoke to break and Choupo-Moting bursts through, turning Yoshida and testing Forster. A good stop.
32: YELLOW! Allen is in the book for chopping down Tadic.
28: Another good move by Southampton gets let down by a poor cross by Bertrand. Mark Hughes looks frustrated on the touch-line, his team is struggling to get a foot on the ball.
27: Southampton are starting to exert a little control over this game now. Lemina is looking very bright in midfield and alongside Romeu it is a strong partnership. Stoke are dropping slightly too deep.
24: CHANCE! A Southampton free-kick is poorly cleared by Choupo-Moting, bounces off Romeu and falls to Long. The striker swivels in the box but Butland is already out and smothers the effort. Southampton can't buy a goal this season.
22: CHANCE! Stoke open up Southampton with a great passage of play. Choupo-Moting holds up the ball in the box and slides a fantastic pass for Allen, who looks for Shaqiri on the cut-back. Bertrand was alive to the danger, though, and clears for the visitors.
21: Southampton's crossing has just let them down on a couple of occasions and Soares gets it wrong again for the away side. He only really had Long to aim for in the middle but put it into the stand.
18: CHANCE! Super build-up by Southampton as Tadic turns into space and plays a perfectly-timed pass for Redmond. The forward isn't strong enough, though, and pokes his shot wide when one-on-one with Butland. Redmond should have done better.
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