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Dean Whitehead fouled by Jack Cork, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Glenn Whelan, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Cameron Jerome fires in a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Stoke 3-3 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Peter Crouch.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Glenn Whelan.
The referee cautions Cameron Jerome for dissent.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Frazer Richardson coming on for Jason Puncheon.
Daniel Fox comes on in place of Luke Shaw.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan from the right by-line to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Rickie Lambert. Jay Rodriguez receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.
Michael Kightly leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Crouch.
Kenwyne Jones takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Red card for Steven Nzonzi. Direct free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.
Dean Whitehead replaces Andy Wilkinson.
Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the right by-line. Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte. Matthew Upson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Stoke 2-3 Southampton.Assist by Kenwyne Jones.
Guly Do Prado produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
Jos Hooiveld fouled by Kenwyne Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.
Glenn Whelan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
Glenn Whelan takes the outswinging corner, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glenn Whelan.
Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Cameron Jerome on for Matthew Etherington.
Michael Kightly takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Jos Hooiveld.
Rickie Lambert challenges Robert Huth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Corner taken short by Jason Puncheon.
Unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida by Matthew Etherington results in a free kick.
Jose Fonte challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Jose Fonte for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Walters.
The referee blows for offside. Matthew Upson takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ryan Shotton, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.
Michael Kightly fouled by Luke Shaw, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Huth.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Andy Wilkinson scores an own goal from 35+ yards. Stoke 1-3 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Rickie Lambert.
Inswinging corner taken by Guly Do Prado from the left by-line, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.
Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maya Yoshida. Free kick taken by Jason Puncheon.
Maya Yoshida concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Etherington. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.
Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Jos Hooiveld results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Jason Puncheon takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Jason Puncheon takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Upson.
Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Matthew Upson gets a block in.
Guly Do Prado gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shotton.
Goal scored by Jay Rodriguez from close range high into the middle of the goal. Stoke 1-2 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Rickie Lambert.
Corner taken by Matthew Etherington, Guly Do Prado manages to make a clearance.
Jay Rodriguez fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Guly Do Prado crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Asmir Begovic.
Ryan Shotton crosses the ball, Kenwyne Jones scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 1-1 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Shotton.
Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
The official flags Jay Rodriguez offside. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Kenwyne Jones clears the bar.
Guly Do Prado produces a cross, Rickie Lambert finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Southampton.Guly Do Prado provided the assist for the goal.
Rickie Lambert is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Huth.
Pulis wants European return
Stoke manager Tony Pulis is targeting a return to the Europa League as reward for their good form this season.
The Potters have never finished in the top half of the Barclays Premier League since their promotion in 2008, but are eighth and just five points off the top four at the half-way stage of the season.
Stoke qualified for Europe as 2011 FA Cup runners-up but Pulis believes they have every chance of earning a return on the merit of their league position.
"It's something we should aim for and I'm sure players and fans alike would relish the challenge if we ever got there again," he said.
"That's not to overlook how tough it was with the number and timing of the games and how that affected our league form. It takes a lot to get used to games coming thick and fast on a Thursday and then a Sunday, not to mention the fact they kindly gave us away games in the league after virtually every away game in Europe - and they were long trips.
"But having the odds against us is what gets us going as a club, and that includes our fans."
However, Pulis has warned his players they cannot afford to get ahead of themselves after the Boxing Day victory over Liverpool extended their unbeaten league run to 10 matches, one short of equalling the club's top-flight record.
They host struggling Southampton on Saturday and Pulis stressed the importance of remaining focused.
"In many respects the Southampton game will be the toughest of the two because of the raised expectations," he told The Sentinel. "Southampton are giving it a good go and they will be a big challenge for us, especially if we are not up for the game.
"The other night was tremendous for everyone, and the players deserved their praise for the wonderful effort they put in. But that is gone and now we have to raise ourselves for another challenge."
Maya Yoshida might be expecting a "really tough game" but is confident Southampton can end the hosts' long unbeaten home record.
Tony Pulis' side are unbeaten in 16 league games at the Britannia Stadium following their comprehensive 3-1 defeat of Liverpool on Boxing Day.
"It will be a really, really tough game I think," the Japan international said. "Stoke have not lost a home game this season.
"They have many, many tall guys so it will be a more physical game.
"We have to give away less free-kicks, corner kicks and deep throw-ins otherwise they will put many, many long balls in the box. We have to think about this.
"Of course every time I want to win a game but this time it would be really nice because they haven't lost a home game (for a long time)."
It will prove an interesting test for a Southampton defence that has shown signs of improvements recently.
After conceding 28 goals in their first 10 games back in the Premier League, they have conceded just six in their last eight matches.
"The big reason is playing with the same players and for a long time," Yoshida said.
"The first time I played when I came here was in September so I had not enough time to make good communication.
"Jos Hooiveld had an injury and also many, many left- and right-backs had injuries.
"But now we play the same team and we play the same members for a long time. That is important, that continuity."
Adam Lallana will be on the sidelines once again.
The Saints captain picked up a knee problem against Reading on December 8 and has not featured since.
Manager Nigel Adkins revealed one or two unnamed players picked up knocks in the 1-1 draw with Fulham on Boxing Day, but expects them to be available at the Britannia Stadium.
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