Rushed off his line quickly for Stoke's first but Odemwingie was always favorite to score. Not dominant enough in the air for Crouch's goal, although the windy conditions made life difficult.
Was doing well in the air against Crouch until the forward got the better of him to bundle home his goal. Aside from the goal, though, defended well and on the front foot.
Partly at fault for Odemwingie's goal as he left a big gap between himself and Shaw. Didn't use the ball as well as he can.
Should have made it 2-0 with a simple one-on-one but failed to beat Begovic. Solid up against the tricky Assaidi and pinned him back at times. One of Saints most threatening attackers after the break but was withdrawn after running his socks off.
Lost Odemwingie for his goal, with the attacker causing him numerous problems throughout the game. Didn't add as much as normal in attack, either, in an unusually bad performance.
Was neat and tidy in starting Saints attacks, while breaking up numerous from the other side with some delightful tackles. Went close with a half volley after a neat set-piece move.
Battled hard in the middle of the park and, as always, tackled well. Could have done a bit more to drive Saints forward. Missed a great chance to make it 3-2 in the second half.
Won the free-kick that led to Lambert's opener and was generally a tricky customer. Threatened to make things happen when most others went flat after the break, but far from his creative best.
Was a bit slow when breaking on a counterattack that should have put Saints 2-0 up, but still set up Clyne for a good chance. Got Saints' second in bizarre fashion, his cross eluding everyone. His set-piece deliveries were far from good enough.
Opened the scoring with a stunning free-kick and tested Begovic with a second decent dead-ball attempt. Set up a few chances with knock-downs from others' deliveries too. Threatened little aside from set-pieces though.
Direct and not afraid to shoot but didn't always look in control of the ball, while he failed to best Begovic with the shots he did have. Should have done better with a free header.
Had no chance for Lambert's opener. Stayed big to save well from Clyne, and then denied Lambert from close range soon after. Perhaps unfortunate with Davis' goal.
Struggled physically against Lambert when the Saints forward latched onto him instead of Shawcross. Part of a very strong second-half defensive performance, though.
Saints had quite a bit of joy on the right flank in the first half as he struggled to deal with Lallana and Clyne. He got more solid after the break.
Part of a defense that managed to limit Saints' clear-cut chances and allow mainly longer-range shots. Really solid in the second half especially.
Could have done more to exploit an uncharacteristically below-par performance by Shaw by supporting Odemwingie more often. Good defensively.
His passing started off a bit sloppy and he gave away the free-kick form which Lambert scored. However he set up Odemwingie's goal with a lovely through ball. His in-swinging corner led to Stoke's second, too.
Succeeded in breaking up Saints' attacks with numerous niggling fouls. Didn't use the ball well enough, though.
Failed to threaten the Saints defense enough but worked hard when battling back and joining a compact five-man midfield.
Linked up play and, as you would expect, caused some problems in the air. His persistence paid off as he bundled the ball over the line for the Potters second goal. Gave away some silly and unnecessary fouls for climbing on backs - which got him booked.
Looked a tricky customer for Clyne but the defender got the better of him on most occasions. Did manage a few testing crosses though. Replaced late in the second half.
Caused Shaw a few problems with his turn of pace, and indeed lost the Saints defender with a good run before his well taken equalizer. Battled back and stopped Shaw from threatening, too.