STK vs Saints
Yoshida: We must bounce back
Maya Yoshida already has his eyes on a return to winning ways against Newcastle in two weeks' time.
Pellegrino praises away support
Manager grateful to travelling fans after the long trip to Stoke.
Video: Yoshida on Stoke disappointment
Yoshida reflects on Stoke City disappointment.
90 in 90: Stoke City 2-1 Saints
The key moments from Saints' defeat to Stoke.
Highlights: Stoke City 2-1 Saints
The highlights from Saints' trip to Stoke City.
Gallery: Stoke 2-1 Saints
See the best images from Saints' trip to the Potteries.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on Stoke City defeat
Saints boss on 2-1 defeat to Stoke City.
Pellegrino: We were the dominant team
Saints boss disappointed to see positive performance come to nothing.
Saints denied by late Crouch strike
Yoshida strike not enough as Crouch sinks Saints at the bet365 Stadium.
Match Preview: Stoke City vs Saints
All the key information ahead of Saints' trip to the Potteries.
Pre-match Quiz: Stoke City
Test your knowledge ahead of Saints' trip to Stoke City.
Opposition View: Stoke City
Find out what Mark Hughes told the press about Saints.
Pellegrino: Stoke will be tough
Mauricio Pellegrino on the threat Stoke will pose against Southampton.
Video: Pellegrino previews Stoke clash
Watch as Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino previews the trip to Stoke.
On The Road: Stoke City
Travelling up to Stoke City? Read our full guide to Saturday's away day.
Video: Cédric previews Stoke clash
Saints defender gives his thoughts ahead of Stoke.
Gallery: Saints finalise Stoke preparations
Check out the best photos from Saints' Thursday training at Staplewood.
Press Conference (part two): Pellegrino on The Potters
Mauricio Pellegrino speaks to the written media at Staplewood.
Pellegrino update on van Dijk fitness
The manager gives an update on the fitness of Virgil van Dijk ahead of Stoke trip
Inside Staplewood: Stoke on the horizon
Watch as Saints step up the tempo for Stoke
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Stoke City clash
Watch as Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to the trip to Stoke City.
Inside Track: Stoke City
Get the lowdown on Stoke City from Sentinel reporter Martin Spinks.
Stat Pack: Stoke City vs Saints
Find out the best facts and stats ahead of Saints' trip to the Potteries.
Gallery: Tuesday training ahead of Stoke
The best images from Tuesday's training at Staplewood Campus.
STK vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Crouch comes off the bench to strike late winner for Stoke
- Yoshida had deservedly equalised in the 75th minute
- Diouf's first-half header from a corner broke the deadlock
- Forster denied Berahino from the penalty spot soon after
FULL TIME: Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
A much-improved second-half display, but Saints are cruelly beaten by Peter Crouch's 85th-minute winner at the bet365 Stadium.16.57
Butland saves from Long
Bertrand crosses from deep and Long again jumps well, but his header is easily held by Butland. Surely that's it now...
Cédric shoots wide
Still Saints keep pressing, as Long's cross causes confusion in the Stoke box, but Cédric can only fire the loose ball wide of the near post. Was that our last chance?
Gabbiadini twice comes close 😨
Saints are really pushing and there are five added minutes! First Gabbiadini just fails to get something on Bertrand's low cross that flashes across goal, before Butland gets a vital touch as the striker tries to capitalise on a van Dijk flick on.
Maya Yoshida celebrates Saints' equaliser at the bet365 Stadium.
Crouch strikes for Stoke
It's tough on Saints, who have dominated the second half, but Crouch flicks in from only a couple of yards out after Choupo-Moting keeps the ball alive in a goalmouth scramble.
Peter Crouch (84’) | 2 – 1
Great tackle by Lemina!
Shaqiri breaks forward and looks for Choupo-Moting, but Lemina tracks him all the way and slides in to make a vital interception 😅
Into the last ten minutes...
Stoke have been hanging on but Saints have broken them down and now have the momentum... Do we stick or twist?
MAYA SCORES! GET IN!
After Tadić's shot deflects behind for a corner, Saints make the most of the set-piece with a great finish from Yoshida, who volleys home off the underside of the crossbar! Well deserved!
Maya Yoshida (75’) | 1 – 1
Lemina lashes over
Still Saints continue to press, with virtually the entire second half being played in the Stoke half, but Lemina loses patience with a wild shot from distance that sails miles over the crossbar.
Plenty of possession inside the Stoke half, but Saints just cannot fashion a clear-cut chance to level the scores.
van Dijk heads wide
Another half-chance, as this time Redmond delivers a corner that's met by van Dijk, whose downward header bounces well wide.
Another chance for Saints!
Tadić twists and turns away from Pieters and stands up a cross to the far post, but Long can't direct his header on target. This is a good spell for Saints 👍
Long goes close!
It's a good move from Saints, started by some neat footwork from Romeu, before Cédric's cross is headed narrowly over by Long.
Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)
Tadić becomes the first player to go into the book for a late tackle on Fletcher.
Long receiving treatment
Long is on the receiving end of a painful high tackle from Allen, but somehow it's Stoke who get the free kick 🤷♂️
Back under way in the Potteries
Saints get the game restarted. Come on, lads! 👊
Forster to the rescue 💪
Saido Berahino's big moment passes him by, as Fraser Forster expertly saves the striker's penalty to keep Saints well in this game at the break.
HALF-TIME: Stoke City 1-0 Southampton
Mame Biram Diouf heads home Xherdan Shaqiri's corner to separate the sides at the interval, but Saints have Fraser Forster to thank for saving Saido Berahino's penalty late in the half.
Berahino picks himself up to take it, searching for his first Stoke goal, but Forster guesses right - to his left - to keep the striker out! What a save!
Penalty to Stoke!
Berahino is tugged back by van Dijk and it's a penalty for the hosts...
Diouf heads Stoke in front
It's a simple opener for the hosts, as Diouf heads home unmarked from six yards to dispatch Shaqiri's inswinging corner.
Mame Biram (40’) | 1 – 0
Vital block from van Dijk
Allen finds space on the edge of the box, but van Dijk gets across and makes another excellent block.
Forster saves Saints
Choupo-Moting latches on to Shaqiri's pass and drills a low shot towards the bottom corner, but Forster gets down smartly to make another smart save.
Long denied by Butland
Saints keep the ball alive from an attacking set-piece and the ball falls kindly for Long, who instinctively shoots on the turn only to be denied by the sprawling Butland.
Crucial clearance by Bertrand
Stoke get in behind the Saints defence as Allen plays a neat one-two, but his cutback is intercepted by Bertrand, who gets in front of Shaqiri to clear the danger and deny the Swiss international a tap-in.
Forster to the rescue
Fraser Forster dives to his left to deny Xherdan Shaqiri.
Redmond goes close!
The best move of the match from a Saints point of view sees Tadić thread the ball through the eye of a needle for Redmond, but Diouf just gets back in time to put the winger off and Redmond pokes his shot wide.
Great save from Forster!
Stoke feed the ball into the dangerous Shaqiri in the box, who creates a yard of space for himself and rifles a shot expertly repelled by Forster. Best chance of the game by a distance.
Lemina tries his luck
First statement of intent from Saints, as Lemina breaks forward from midfield and hits a clean shot from 25 yards that just sails a couple of yards wide. That's more like it!
van Dijk makes another block
After Zouma's speculative shot strikes van Dijk, the big Dutchman gets in the way of another shot - this time from Fletcher. The hosts have made the brighter start here.
Early sights of goal for Stoke
Choupo-Moting runs at the Saints defence and tries his luck from 20 yards. After his shot deflects behind off van Dijk, Allen fires over from the resulting corner.
We're under way!
The hosts have kicked-off and we're up and running. Come on Saints! 👊
Final preparations ✅
The Saints players have completed their warm-ups and we're ready for kick-off here at the bet365 Stadium! Just over ten minutes to go 😬14.48
Hear from the boss!
Mauricio Pellegrino has been speaking to the media one last time before his team go head to head with the Potters. Hear what he had to say here.14.44
Watch the player arrivals!
We're in position and the team has been announced. Watch the players arrive at the bet365 Stadium here as we continue the countdown to kick-off!14.14
One change for Saints
He's back! Virgil van Dijk makes his first start of the season - and his first start for eight months - in Mauricio Pellegrino's only change to his Saints starting line-up. The Dutchman replaces compatriot Wesley Hoedt alongside Maya Yoshida at the heart of the defence.14.10
Stoke City team confirmed
Starting XI: Butland, Cameron, Zouma, Wimmer, Biram-Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters, Shaqiri, Berahino, Choupo-Moting.
Subs: Grant, Johnson, Tymon, Adam, Afellay, Sobhi, Crouch.14.03
Saints team confirmed
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, van Dijk, Bertrand, Davis (c), Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Tadić, Long.
It'll be tough, like any other game in the premier league. but we've done well here at stoke of late and hopefully that can continue today.ryan bertrandsouthampton defender
The stage is set!
We've arrived at the bet365 Stadium and the clock is ticking down towards kick-off. Who would you like to see on the Saints teamsheet this afternoon?13.23
Relive Saints' preparations for Stoke
The players have been training all week in readiness for today's game. Watch all the best bits from behind the scenes at Staplewood!12.34
I WOULD SUGGEST WE'RE TWO EVENLY MATCHED SIDEs. SOUTHAMPTON ARE A GOOD TEAM BOTH COLLECTIVELY AND INDIVIDUALLY, SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE READY.mark hughesstoke city manager
Pellegrino previews Stoke
What does Mauricio Pellegrino think of our opponents today? Find out what the boss had to say in his pre-match interview here.11.58
It's matchday! 😇
Welcome to the latest edition of Matchday Live! We're on the road today, as we visit Stoke City in the Premier League! As always, we'll bring you the build-up, team news, match updates and FREE live audio commentary, so stick with us for all the action. Kick-off is at 3pm BST!11.54
STK vs Saints Line Ups
Jack Butland (GK)
Darren Fletcher (C)
Mame Biram DioufGlen Johnson (93′)
Saido BerahinoPeter Crouch (70′)
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Xherdan ShaqiriIbrahim Afellay (87′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Nathan RedmondManolo Gabbiadini (67′)
Mario LeminaCharlie Austin (86′)
Steven Davis (C)Sofiane Boufal (61′)
STK vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target63