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Key Events

90' + 3'
J. Ward-Prowse
Yellow Card
88'
Muniesa
C. Adam
83'
S. McQueen
R. Martina
66'
D. Tadić
S. Long
57'
M. Diouf
X. Shaqiri
34'
J. Allen
Yellow Card
27'
Oriol Romeu
Yellow Card
23'
M. Arnautović
Red Card
2
1
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
1
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 227 560

Commentary

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It’s all over here at the bet365 Stadium as Stoke hold on for a crucial point after Marko Arnautovic’s first half red card.
Full-time: Stoke City 0-0 Southampton
J. Ward-Prowse
Yellow Card
Southampton FC
90' + 3' Ward-Prowse goes into the book for a foul on Whelan.
90' + 2' Southampton are throwing bodies forwards but so far it’s to avail.
90' + 1' There’ll be four minutes of added time for Stoke to hang on here, although Southampton haven’t created much in the last five minutes.
Muniesa
C. Adam
Stoke City FC
88' Stoke are making a second change now as they look to see out the rest of this game with Marc Muniesa coming on to replace Charlie Adam.
86' Diouf is down receiving treatment now, giving all the Stoke players a much need breather.
84' A rare chance to get forwards for Stoke as Walters breaks down the left, but with no support his only option is to go for goal from a tight angle and his effort is a weak one straight at Forster.
S. McQueen
R. Martina
Southampton FC
83' Southampton are going to make a final change now as Sam McQueen replaces Cuco Martina.
80' Wonderful block from Johnson!! The ball bounces off Johnson and falls at the feet of Ward-Prowse just 10 yards out, but the Stoke right back reacts superbly well to get back out to the midfielder and block the shot.
78' Boufal this time looks to picks out an unmarked Bertrand who’d made a good run towards the back post from the left, but once again Grant’s positioning is outstanding and he comes out to catch the cross with ease.
75' Pieters completely misses his header and Davis takes advantage to get in behind the Southampton defence down the right, but Grant just about gets a hand on the ball as Davis looks to pick out Rodriguez at the back post.
73' Just a few signs of desperation creeping in for Southampton now though as Boufal plays an optimistic ball over the top which goes nowhere near any other Southampton players and straight out for a goal-kick.
71' Johnson does really well to draw the foul from Tadic close to the corner flag, earning some much needed rest bite for Stoke who are holding on here.
68' HUGE CHANCE FOR SOUTHAMPTON!! Davis plays in Boufal who’s unmarked with just Grant to beat 12 yards out from goal, but the winger opts not to goal for goal and instead picks out Rodriguez at the back post. The substitute isn’t expecting it though and somehow fails to put the ball into an empty net from just two yards out.
D. Tadić
S. Long
Southampton FC
66' Southampton are to making a double change now in an attempt to break the deadlock as Dusan Tadic and Jay Rodriguez come on in place of Nathan Redmond and Shane Long.
63' Chance for van Dijk!! Southampton are really starting to dominate the game now as Ward-Prowse whips in another superb corner, this time towards van Dijk on the edge of the six yard box, but the centre-back can only send his header over the bar.
61' Wonderful save from Grant!! Bertrand picks the ball up 30 yards out from goal in the centre of the field and hits a ferocious shot towards goal, but Grant leaps to his left and palms the ball over the bar.
59' Stoke win a free-kick close to the corner flag in the Southampton half after Ward-Prowse pulls Adam’s, shirt bringing cheers from the home fans which Mark Hughes laps up by waiving his arms to the crowd in encouragement.
M. Diouf
X. Shaqiri
Stoke City FC
57' Stoke are making their first change here as Mame Biram Diouf comes on to replace Shaqiri, who punches a seat in the technical area having been taken off.
55' OFF THE LINE!! Ward-Prowse whips in a superb corner from the left and Redmond flicks the header towards the back post, but Pieters positions himself really well to head the ball clear, although it might have been drifting just wide anyway.
53' Davis gives the ball away to Allen inside the Stoke half but the Welshman has nowhere to go and ends up going backwards, highlighting Stoke’s problems whenever they do get on the ball here.
51' Stoke are defending with all 10 men behind the ball here as Martina crosses from the right towards Boufal at the back post, but Johnson gets goal side of his man and heads the ball clear.
49' Ward-Prowse is brought down by Pieters right on the edge of box after really clever footwork from the young midfielder and Southampton have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Van Dijk takes it and goes for power but drills his effort straight into the wall.
46' A good start to the second half for Stoke as Adam finds space for a cross close to the left hand touchline, but Forster comes off his line to catch the ball high above his head with comfort.
46' Kick-off! Stoke City get the second half underway.
Hughes will though be pleased with the way his side have defended since going down to 10 men, while Claude Puel may well turn to Dusan Tadic or Jay Rodriguez on his bench in order to try and break the deadlock in the second half, as his side have created very few real openings so far.
Marko Arnautovic’s red card is the only real talking point from the first 45 minutes, in which neither side created any real chances. Mark Hughes didn’t look too pleased with referee Taylor though as he made his way down the tunnel, at the end of a half which ended with the home crowd greeting almost every decision that went their way with an ironic cheer.
Half-time: Stoke City 0-0 Southampton
45' + 1' We’re into two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
44' Southampton are seeing much more of the ball now but are struggling to find any way through this solid Stoke defence, as an offside flag against Redmond brings ironic cheers from around the stadium.
42' Davis plays in Long down the right hand edge of the box once again, but having been picked out by Long having followed the ball and made the overlapping run, Davis’s cross is a poor one which goes straight out for a goal-kick.
40' Martins Indi is down on the edge of the Stoke penalty area after something that happened off the ball. Replays appear to show Long stuck an elbow into the centre-back’s ribs and the Irish striker is perhaps lucky the officials didn’t spot that.
38' The Stoke management are up on their feet calling for a yellow card as Long fouls Allen close to halfway, but referee Taylor ignores their calls and settles for just a free-kick.
35' Ward-Prowse goes for goal from the free-kick but it’s straight at Grant who catches it with ease.
J. Allen
Yellow Card
Stoke City FC
34' Allen goes flying into a challenge on Romeo 30 yards out from goal and goes into the book, drawing yet more boos from the home crowd, although there could really be no arguments with that decision.
33' Boufal slips the ball down the right hand edge of the penalty area for Long to chase. The striker gets to it just before it goes over the byline but his cross is well punched away by Grant as Ward-Prowse looked to get on the end of it.
31' Strangely that red card seems to have sparked Stoke into life here despite being a man down as the boos continue whenever Ward-Prowse gets on the ball.
29' Erik Pieters does really well to wriggle out of a couple of challenges on the left and fire a low cross across the six yard box, but Walters and Shaqiri were both waiting in the middle of the area and Bertrand clears the danger at the back post.
28' There are still boos coming from sectors of the home crowd here but Mark Hughes won’t be too pleased with his player when he sees the replays of Arnautovic's challenge.
Oriol Romeu
Yellow Card
Southampton FC
27' The game has suddenly become really scrappy now as Romeu is booked for a late challenge on Allen inside the centre circle.
25' The home crowd are really letting their feelings be known about that decision here with jeers ringing out around the bet365 Stadium.
M. Arnautović
Red Card
Stoke City FC
23' Arnautovic has been sent off!!! Out of absolutely nowhere Marko Arnautovic is sent off for a poor challenge on Boufal! The winger seemed aggrieved at Ward-Prowse going down easily moments earlier and took his frustrations out by going into Boufal with his studs showing.
20' Whelan is down in the centre of the field after falling awkwardly from a challenge with Oriol Romeu, but he looks as though he’s going to be alright to continue.
17' Southampton have suddenly come alive here as Bertrand gets in down the left hand side of the box again, but his cross this time is a poor one and Martins Indi blocks it well at the near post. Claude Puel may well be wondering why none of his players made a run across the near post there though.
16' Redmond picks out Bertrand on the overlap down the left hand side after a good advantage had been played by referee Taylor, but the left-back’s low cross flies across the face of goal evading everyone and away from danger.
13' Redmond is brought to ground by Shaqiri as he looked to skip away from him down the left. James Ward-Prowse swings in the resultant free-kick but Ryan Shawcross gets up well ahead of Virgil van Dijk to head the ball clear.
10' Boufal does really well to win the ball back from Glenn Whelan on the edge of the Stoke penalty area, but Grant holds on to his low driven effort across goal from the left, with Long closing in.
8' Redmond skips away from a couple of defenders just inside the Stoke half and picks out Boufal who has acres of space 25 yards out from goal, but his long range shot is sliced horribly wide.
6' The first real chance of the game falls to Stoke as Xherdan Shaqiri plays in Joe Allen just inside the area, but the Welshman’s low shot is well saved by Fraser Forster, before Charlie Adam puts an acrobatic overhead kick over the bar from the resultant corner.
4' Sofiane Boufal looks to chase down a through ball on the right hand edge of the penalty area, but Bruno Martins Indi does well to use his strength and guide the ball out of play for a goal-kick. A bright start from Southampton though.
2' Jose Fonte plays a long ball over the top for Shane Long to chase and the Irish striker gets on the end of it down the right, but he doesn’t have any support and his cross goes straight into the arms of Lee Grant at the near post.
1' Kick-off! Referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle and Southampton get the game underway.
The players are making their way out onto the pitch, kick-off is now just moments away.
Both games between the two teams last season were won by the away side, with Graziano Pelle scoring twice for Southampton in a 2-1 win in March after Bojan had scored the only goal of the game to secure a 1-0 win for Stoke at St Mary’s earlier in the season.
Southampton meanwhile make four changes as Ryan Bertrand, Steven Davis, Nathan Redmond and Shane Long come into the side in place of Sam McQueen, Jordy Clasie, Jay Rodriguez and Dusan Tadic.
Mark Hughes makes three changes to his Stoke side from the defeat at Arsenal, with Ryan Shawcross returning alongside Glenn Whelan and Jonathon Walters. Marc Muniesa, Giannelli Imbula and Mame Biram Diouf are the men who make way.
Subs: Taylor, Yoshida, Clasie, Rodriguez, Tadic, Hojbjerg, McQueen
Southampton (4-3-3): Forster; Martina, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand; Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Long, Boufal
Subs: Given, Muniesa, Bony, Diouf, Crouch, Imbula, Bojan
Team news: Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic; Walters
Southampton meanwhile bounced back from the disappointment of being knocked out of the Europa League last week by beating Middlesbrough 1-0 in their most recent game, with Sofiane Boufal’s first Premier League goal sealing all three points.
The home side go into the game on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, a game in which they led through Charlie Adam’s first half penalty, however they did beat Burnley and Watford in their two outings prior to that.
The two sides are separated by just a single point in the table, sitting 12th and 11th respectively having won five league games apiece so far this season.
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