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Nathaniel Clyne restarts play with the free kick.
The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Joe Ralls concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Clyne.
Joe Ralls produces a cross.
Sam Gallagher takes a shot. Marek Stech fumbles the ball.
Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.
Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Foley.
Joe Ralls takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Sam Foley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ishmael Miller.
Harrison Reed comes on in place of James Ward-Prowse.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez went wide of the right-hand post.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Shot by Steven Davis.
Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Edward Upson on for Joel Grant.
Steven Davis on for Adam Lallana.
Byron Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Shaw.
Sam Gallagher slots the ball left footed into the goal. Southampton 2-0 Yeovil.Assist by Adam Lallana.
The ball is crossed by Luke Ayling.
Free kick taken by Marek Stech.
John Lundstram fouled by Nathaniel Clyne, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
James Hayter leaves the field to be replaced by Kieffer Moore.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by James Hayter.
Sam Gallagher takes a shot. Marek Stech parries the effort to safety.
Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.
James Hayter fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Sam Gallagher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Guly Do Prado.
Jay Rodriguez has an effort at goal. Byron Webster gets a block in.
Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Webster.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Joel Grant from the right by-line.
Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.
The second half has started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Shot by Ishmael Miller cleared the target.
John Lundstram gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado.
Jack Cork takes the free kick.
James Hayter challenges James Ward-Prowse unfairly and gives away a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse sends in a cross.
Luke Shaw takes a fantastic shot and goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Lundstram on Morgan Schneiderlin.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez. Marek Stech catches the ball.
Free kick taken by Jack Cork.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ishmael Miller on Maya Yoshida.
Unfair challenge on Joe Ralls by James Ward-Prowse results in a free kick.
James Hayter takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
The referee blows for offside against Ishmael Miller.
Ishmael Miller fouled by Maya Yoshida, the ref awards a free kick.
Joe Ralls takes the free kick.
Adam Lallana gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant.
Corner taken by Joel Grant.
Penalty scored by Guly Do Prado. Southampton 1-0 Yeovil.
The referee shows James McAllister a yellow card.
Corner from the right by-line taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Free kick taken by Maya Yoshida.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Ralls.
Nathaniel Clyne crosses the ball.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot.
The ball is sent over by Joel Grant.
Clearance made by Guly Do Prado.
Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Joel Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jack Cork takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Shane Duffy gets a header at goal. Kelvin Davis safely holds on.
Corner taken by Joel Grant from the left by-line.
Ishmael Miller fouled by Jos Hooiveld, the ref awards a free kick.
Jos Hooiveld restarts play with the free kick.
Ishmael Miller is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
The game kicks-off.
Ward-Prowse is up for the cup
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has backed Saints to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup - regardless of which side Mauricio Pochettino sends out to face Yeovil.
The Southampton boss fielded a strong side in the 4-3 third-round win over Burnley but, with a Barclays Premier League game against Arsenal on Tuesday evening, there may be a chance for some of Pochettino's fringe players to show their worth in their fourth-round tie.
The Burnley victory is the only game Ward-Prowse has started since the turn of the year but the 19-year-old is likely to start at home to Sky Bet Championship strugglers Yeovil as he targets a place in the last 16.
"Playing Yeovil is a winnable game and after this we will be looking at the tasty end of the competition, so we will be looking to win this for sure," he said.
"The mentality of the club and the manager is that we want to win every game, whether it is Yeovil in the cup, or Manchester United.
"The Arsenal game comes into consideration but we have just come off a busy Christmas period and we showed we could deal with that really well - the depth of the squad and the quality we have got, I don't think any team that is put out will be weakened."
With Ward-Prowse one of a number of players looking to force their way into Pochettino's Premier League side, the England Under-21 international knows a good performance against the Glovers is the best way to get noticed.
He continued: "Within English football we know the love of the FA Cup and I'm sure a lot of the players will be wanting to go out and make a statement to get through to the next round.
"I love playing in the FA Cup and it is a good chance to show everyone what you can do - it is always a competition that has been close to my heart."
Saints' assistant manager Jesus Perez has said the club will approach the game as if it were a league fixture and that Yeovil will not be underestimated.
"We are fully aware of them [Yeovil]," he said. "We did the same scouting on them as we do for a Premier League game.
"We know they won their last game and they are near the bottom of the table, but in the FA Cup the pressure is off and the players are a little bit different, so we have to face the game with full respect and full focus from the first minute to try to win it.
"Our target before the game is to talk more about us than our opponent in this situation and the players are aware that if we don't play with full focus then you will face problems during the game.
"You have to try to play in the same style as normal, keep the ball, play attacking and nice football so that you can forget about anything else.
"When the players have to think too much they lose focus, so it's important that we look forward and play well to win the game and get into the next round."
Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez are both missing after suffering similar ankle ligament injuries while the game will come too soon for midfielder Victor Wanyama.
Striker Dani Osvaldo will also be missing after he was banned by the club for two weeks following a training-ground altercation with a team-mate.
Yeovil will be able to field loan signing Ishmael Miller. The powerful striker arrived from Nottingham Forest on Thursday until the end of the season and has been given the green light to feature by his parent club.
There will be a change at left-back for the away day after Zoumana Bakayogo returned to Leicester having damaged his cruciate ligament on his debut at Birmingham. With Liam Davis sidelined due to a broken toe, Jamie McAllister or Luke Ayling look set to step in.
Ed Upson is clear of his ankle problem and came through an appearance in a friendly against Plymouth unscathed and he is pushing for a start but Matteo Lanzoni is cup tied.
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