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Clearance by Adam Johnson.
Clearance made by Jose Fonte.
Clearance by Modibo Diakite.
The ball is delivered by Connor Wickham.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea.
Centre by James Ward-Prowse. James Ward-Prowse restarts play with the free kick. Jose Fonte scores with a header. Southampton 1-1 Sunderland.James Ward-Prowse provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John O'Shea on Pablo Osvaldo.
Sebastian Larsson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Rickie Lambert.
John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Adam Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Modibo Diakite fouled by Pablo Osvaldo, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by David Vaughan went wide left of the goal.
Connor Wickham on for Emanuele Giaccherini.
Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Craig Gardner takes the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.
Clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.
Strike on goal comes in from Rickie Lambert from the free kick and goes over the bar.
John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez.
Rickie Lambert heads at goal. Keiren Westwood blocks the ball.
Gaston Ramirez comes on in place of Adam Lallana.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez cleared the target.
Centre by Nathaniel Clyne.
Chance falls to Rickie Lambert who heads at goal. Keiren Westwood blocks the ball.
Modibo Diakite makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jozy Altidore on Artur Boruc.
Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini by Victor Wanyama.
Jozy Altidore makes a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Rickie Lambert takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Keiren Westwood prevents the goal.
Jozy Altidore takes a shot. A parry by Artur Boruc prevents the goal.
The ball is sent over by Pablo Osvaldo.
Chance falls to Jay Rodriguez who heads at goal. Keiren Westwood catches the ball.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jozy Altidore on Jose Fonte.
Shot by Adam Johnson went harmlessly over the bar.
David Vaughan replaces Jack Colback.
Shot by James Ward-Prowse cleared the net.
Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Adam Lallana missed to the right of the target.
Calum Chambers manages to make a clearance.
Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
Jozy Altidore fouled by Jay Rodriguez, the ref awards a free kick.
Jose Fonte delivers the ball.
The ball is sent over by Jay Rodriguez.
Shot by Dong-Won Ji. Artur Boruc blocks the ball.
Clearance by Nathaniel Clyne.
Pablo Osvaldo is brought on as a substitute for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Nathaniel Clyne comes on in place of Luke Shaw.
Dong-Won Ji joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephane Sessegnon.
Shot by Jose Fonte went wide of the left-hand upright.
Clearance made by Dejan Lovren.
James Ward-Prowse sends in a cross.
Header at goal by Rickie Lambert goes over the bar.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Ondrej Celustka concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Rodriguez.
Clearance by Calum Chambers.
Ondrej Celustka takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Clearance made by John O'Shea.
Dejan Lovren takes the free kick.
The referee shows Craig Gardner a yellow card.
Luke Shaw fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick.
Luke Shaw takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emanuele Giaccherini on Luke Shaw.
Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jack Colback.
The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson.
James Ward-Prowse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.
Shot by Emanuele Giaccherini went harmlessly over the bar.
Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Clearance by Jack Colback.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Chambers by Sebastian Larsson.
Free kick taken by Ondrej Celustka.
Rickie Lambert has a headed effort at goal. Parried by Keiren Westwood back into danger.
James Ward-Prowse delivers the ball.
Rickie Lambert produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Sebastian Larsson.
John O'Shea challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
Clearance by Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is delivered by Jack Colback.
Free kick taken by Jack Colback.
Foul by Calum Chambers on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded.
Rickie Lambert crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini by Luke Shaw results in a free kick.
Modibo Diakite manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Jay Rodriguez offside.
Clearance made by Victor Wanyama.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson. Emanuele Giaccherini scores with a header. Southampton 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Sebastian Larsson.
Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.
Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Adam Lallana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.
Youth policy important - Pochettino
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the club's policy of promoting players from the youth system is just as vital as the heavy investment in the squad.
The Argentinian has added Dejan Lovren, Victor Wanyama and Dani Osvaldo to his squad in recent months, running up a total transfer outlay of around B#36million.
But despite breaking the club's transfer record on two occasions this summer, after last year also splashing out on Gaston Ramirez and Jay Rodriguez, Saints fielded four products of their youth academy in Saturday's 1-0 win at West Brom.
Calum Chambers, Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Adam Lallana all started, as did Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined the south coast club as an 18-year-old.
Pochettino is keen to keep blooding such youngsters from the same academy that has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in recent times.
"I'm very happy with all the players who have come through the academy, we are very pleased about what we are doing in that sense," he said ahead of Saturday's game at home to Sunderland.
"It speaks volumes of the good job that [chairman] Nicola Cortese has been doing in terms of promoting the academy going up.
"I think you need a good mix between youth players and older, more experienced players. If you do have that equilibrium then it is going to bring a good energy to the club.
"It is tough because we have 22 to 23 players who are looking at getting in to the side."
However, while he is happy to utilise his fledglings, Pochettino is also aware that he has to nurture their talents in the coming years.
"We have to be careful with young players," he added.
"We need to be patient with them and gauge how much they can give and what their potential can be for the club.
"But it is also true that the academy has not started recently, there has been a solid project there for four or five years and we just want to carry on that tradition."
Osvaldo is in contention to play some part against the Black Cats.
Italy international Osvaldo became Saints' club-record signing when he joined from Roma earlier in the week and the forward is likely to be involved.
Chambers could retain his place with Nathaniel Clyne short of fitness following a pre-season injury.
Defiant Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has struck back at critics quick to question his Stadium of Light revolution in the wake of his side's disappointing start to their new Barclays Premier League campaign.
The Black Cats head to Southampton anxious to claim their first points of the new campaign after falling to Pajtim Kasami's second-half header in their opener against Fulham last week.
Di Canio knows he has yet to convince some after his wholesale summer changes - including an entire team-full of new signings, a room-key lottery on away trips and bans on everything from Marmite to drinks with ice cubes.
Di Canio insisted: "I don't mind having people against me because it is very satisfying when you win at the end and prove them wrong.
"What is important is that you don't give up. Don't listen to the ones who keep putting the club down - they are like crows. Everyone should stay positive because we are going to have a very good season - I'm sure about that."
Di Canio completed his 11th new signing this week with the addition of Greek midfielder Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos, although he is unlikely to feature in the Italian's plans to face the Saints.
Craig Gardner's return from suspension gives Di Canio defensive options but he is likely to keep faith in last week's line-up, with Ondrej Celustka impressing at right-back and Valentin Roberge forgiven for the blunder that led to Fulham's winning goal.
Striker Steven Fletcher is still some weeks away from a first-team return but continues to make good progress with his ankle injury, while Wes Brown is nearing full fitness but will not be rushed back from his knee problem.
Jozy Altidore will get another chance to impress up front after an encouraging debut.
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