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The referee blows for the end of the match.
Erik Pieters sends in a cross.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Rickie Lambert results in a free kick.
Artur Boruc takes the free kick.
Peter Odemwingie receives a caution.
Peter Odemwingie challenges Luke Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jack Cork.
Foul by Jose Fonte on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded.
The ball is crossed by Calum Chambers.
Geoff Cameron makes a clearance.
Oussama Assaidi leaves the field to be replaced by John Guidetti.
Peter Crouch makes a clearance.
The referee shows Jonathan Walters a yellow card.
Jonathan Walters concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Shaw.
Clearance by Calum Chambers.
Nathaniel Clyne leaves the field to be replaced by Calum Chambers.
The ball is delivered by Erik Pieters.
Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Steven Nzonzi on for Charlie Adam.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
Short corner worked by Steven Davis.
Marc Muniesa makes a clearance.
Free kick crossed by Charlie Adam.
Jonathan Walters fouled by Luke Shaw, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Peter Crouch.
Clearance by Maya Yoshida.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Crouch on Morgan Schneiderlin.
Jack Cork has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Steven Davis takes the free kick.
Glenn Whelan challenges Luke Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Jack Cork.
Clearance by Geoff Cameron.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal. Geoff Cameron gets a block in.
Clearance made by Peter Odemwingie.
Clearance by Erik Pieters.
Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
The ball is delivered by Geoff Cameron.
Rickie Lambert takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.
Peter Crouch challenges Jose Fonte unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Oussama Assaidi crosses the ball.
Jose Fonte challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Peter Odemwingie results in a free kick.
Steven Davis has a headed effort at goal. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.
A cross is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.
Header at goal by Jay Rodriguez to the left of the net.
Corner taken by Steven Davis.
Clearance by Nathaniel Clyne.
Maya Yoshida restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Jonathan Walters.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows for half time.
Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick crossed by Steven Davis.
Glenn Whelan challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Asmir Begovic fouled by Jay Rodriguez, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Jack Cork.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
A cross is delivered by Erik Pieters.
Steven Davis slots the ball left footed into the goal. Southampton 2-1 Stoke.Nathaniel Clyne provided the assist for the goal.
Peter Odemwingie slots the ball right footed into the goal. Southampton 1-1 Stoke.The assist for the goal came from Charlie Adam.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Foul by Steven Davis on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
The ball is sent over by Steven Davis.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
Oussama Assaidi challenges Nathaniel Clyne unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.
Nathaniel Clyne takes a shot. Erik Pieters gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Steven Davis.
Luke Shaw manages to make a clearance.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Rickie Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.
Nathaniel Clyne has an effort at goal. Asmir Begovic parries the ball away.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Peter Crouch results in a free kick.
The ball is swung over by Nathaniel Clyne.
Clearance made by Jose Fonte.
Clearance made by Maya Yoshida.
Erik Pieters produces a cross.
Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.
Charlie Adam sends in a cross.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Lallana fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Davis.
Glenn Whelan concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana.
Charlie Adam takes a shot. Artur Boruc catches the ball.
The ball is crossed by Oussama Assaidi.
Rickie Lambert finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Southampton 1-0 Stoke.
Clearance by Luke Shaw.
The game gets underway.
Wanyama fit to face Stoke
Victor Wanyama is available for Southampton's clash with Stoke, although Calum Chambers is doubt for the Premier League encounter.
Kenyan midfielder Wanyama has overcome a knock sustained in last weekend's 3-0 win at Fulham - a match right-back Chambers picked up a dead leg, which will be assessed before the match.
Teenage striker Sam Gallagher will not be available following a family bereavement, while Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez (both ankle) remain absent.
Ahead of the game boss Mauricio Pochettino insisted he is happy at Southampton amid links to Real Madrid - although he stopped short of committing his long-term future to the club.
The former Argentina international arrived at St Mary's 13 months ago a relative unknown in this country and facing an uphill battle to win over hearts and minds after the manner in which he replaced Nigel Adkins.
However, Pochettino's high-pressing style and focus on home-grown talent soon won over the doubters, with his stock rising in tandem with Saints' own fortunes.
Southampton were three points clear of the relegation zone when the former Espanyol boss took control and now lie ninth in the Premier League, just five points off reigning champions Manchester United.
That improvement in fortunes led to interest from Tottenham when they disposed of Andre Villas-Boas and reports this week suggest he is on Real Madrid's radar should Carlo Ancelotti leave.
"You all know I am not one to speak about rumours, speak about unrealistic things, intangible things so I really have no comment on that," Pochettino said.
"I also don't like to talk about the future - I am not one to talk about the long-term future.
"Real Madrid are an amazing club, a great club and you never know what could happen in football, but at the moment I am really happy at Southampton and that is my present right now. Nothing else."
Stoke will check on the fitness of forwards Marko Arnautovic and Jonathan Walters.
Both players suffered knocks in last week's victory over Manchester United while defender Marc Wilson is also a doubt after missing some training this week with a chest infection.
Midfielder Steven Nzonzi is available again after suspension but Andy Wilkinson, Matthew Etherington and Robert Huth remain on the sidelines.
Boss Mark Hughes said: "Southampton are a good team. The manager has come in and has a certain way of playing, and he has got good players. They have spent well.
"They are a high-energy team and put you under pressure in your own half, so you have got to make sure you don't concede errors in your own half.
"They can capitalise on that and they have been doing all season.
"We have to be nice and solid and make sure we have a base and a platform to build from, and make sure we are threats going the other way as well."
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