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Jose Fonte takes the free kick.
Kevin Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama.
Marouane Chamakh produces a cross.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by James Ward-Prowse results in a free kick.
Dean Moxey sends in a cross.
Kevin Phillips fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Adam Lallana goes off and Gaston Ramirez comes on.
The ball is swung over by James Ward-Prowse.
Corner taken by Adam Lallana from the right by-line.
Dean Moxey takes a shot. Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Corner taken by Jerome Thomas from the left by-line.
The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Jerome Thomas results in a free kick.
Rickie Lambert leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Rodriguez.
Jerome Thomas fouled by Nathaniel Clyne, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.
Kevin Phillips comes on in place of Jimmy Kebe.
Jerome Thomas delivers the ball.
Free kick crossed by Joel Ward.
Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick.
Adrian Mariappa is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adrian Mariappa on Morgan Schneiderlin.
James Ward-Prowse joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Davis.
Clearance made by Steven Davis.
Adam Lallana makes a clearance.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.
Dejan Lovren fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Jerome Thomas coming on for Dwight Gayle.
Cameron Jerome joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Bannan.
Marouane Chamakh challenges Dejan Lovren unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The official flags Marouane Chamakh offside.
Clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.
Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Blocked by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Dwight Gayle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Adam Lallana.
Victor Wanyama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh.
Danny Gabbidon makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Clyne on Dean Moxey.
Adam Lallana crosses the ball.
Free kick scored by Rickie Lambert. Southampton 2-0 Crystal Palace.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Osvaldo by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick.
Pablo Osvaldo scores with a left foot finish. Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace.Adam Lallana provided the assist for the goal.
Clearance made by Dejan Lovren.
Clearance made by Luke Shaw.
Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross.
Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.
Jose Fonte takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Gabbidon.
Pablo Osvaldo takes a short corner.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.
Luke Shaw makes a clearance.
Victor Wanyama takes the free kick.
Mile Jedinak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama.
Free kick taken by Victor Wanyama.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Jimmy Kebe.
Adam Lallana delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Jimmy Kebe.
Centre by Jimmy Kebe.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh.
Foul by Jimmy Kebe on Luke Shaw, free kick awarded.
Rickie Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick. Julian Speroni parries the ball away.
The referee penalises Mile Jedinak for handball.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Shot by Rickie Lambert went wide right of the net.
Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Barry Bannan.
Steven Davis is given a yellow card.
Steven Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe.
Clearance by Barry Bannan.
Rickie Lambert delivers the ball.
Barry Bannan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nathaniel Clyne.
Dwight Gayle is penalised for a handball.
Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.
Marouane Chamakh fouled by Victor Wanyama, the ref awards a free kick.
Luke Shaw crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Kagisho Dikgacoi by Victor Wanyama results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Luke Shaw.
Clearance made by Marouane Chamakh.
Headed chance falls to Morgan Schneiderlin. Joel Ward gets a block in.
Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
Clearance by Luke Shaw.
Foul by Victor Wanyama on Mile Jedinak, free kick awarded.
Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
The game begins.
Clyne relishing Palace tussle
Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne is looking forward to facing his former club Crystal Palace for the first time after overcoming a personally frustrating start to the season.
Despite reported interest from Manchester United and Manchester City, the highly-rated 22-year-old plumped for a move to St Mary's after his Palace deal came to an end last year.
The right-back made 139 appearances for the Eagles after coming through the Selhurst Park academy, which has produced the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Victor Moses and Wayne Routledge in recent years.
The latter, now with Swansea, was welcomed by boos last Sunday when he lined-up against his former club for the first time - a fate Clyne hopes to avoid at St Mary's this weekend.
"I am hoping for a good reception," he said with a smile. "I don't think I will get a tough ride. Hopefully I will get a good reception.
"I haven't had time to go and see them play since I left, but I follow their games.
"I still talk to a few of their players about how it is going down there. Obviously they are doing well and deserve to be here in the Premier League.
"It is definitely special, the fact I am playing my former club for the first time.
"I am definitely excited and it should be a good game, both teams going at it, and hopefully we can get away with the three points."
Clyne is almost certain to be named in the starting line-up against Palace which bodes well for the Saints who have kept clean sheets in the two league games since Clyne's recall.
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino will assess the recovery of the players involved in Capital One Cup action ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace.
Tadanari Lee and Gaston Ramirez were among those to impress in the 2-0 defeat of Bristol City, although began to fade in the second half and the latter limped off late on.
Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo are set to start in attack against the Eagles
Manager Ian Holloway has challenged his Crystal Palace players to box clever just like Muhammad Ali when their battle for Barclays Premier League survival continues at Southampton on Saturday.
The Eagles head to St Mary's on the back of a disappointing 2-0 home defeat by Swansea, where they never recovered from falling behind to a goal from Michu inside two minutes.
Despite his side having now lost four of the opening five matches on their return to the top flight since winning promotion via the play-offs, Holloway remains confident this new-look Palace squad will soon gel - and is determined to make them harder to beat while also capable of landing a knockout blow of their own.
"We will have to be slightly different away from home, but part of our game is drawing teams onto us and then knocking them out with a (sucker) punch," Holloway said.
"I don't think we are going to be a Sugar Ray Leonard, I think we are going to be more of a Muhammad Ali against Joe Frasier (rope-a-dope in the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle).
"I just want our lads to grow, and if we can give ourselves half a chance, then that will do.
"We are going to have to set our stall out and then look to counter-attack, maybe get a set-piece and hurt them, if we can get a goal, then away we go.
"It is more about staying in the games long enough when I can make those changes to try to go get the points - we have not had a draw yet, which is unbelievable if you think about the way we have played."
Holloway can call on South African midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi again after his one-match suspension for a red card at Manchester United although defender Damien Delaney (ankle) is sidelined.
Holloway continued: "I am totally convinced our attitude and the way we are going to work hard for each other and what we have learned from last week, that we can take all of that into this next game.
"We have got to be right at it and on our game, but we are trying to gel this lot together and learn from our mistakes.
"As long as you improve and move forwards and don't go backwards on your belief, that is all you can ask from the players."
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