Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored a bizarre goal but Jay Rodriguez earned Southampton a deserved point at a windswept Britannia Stadium.

Begovic's long kick forward after just 13 seconds cleared the Southampton defence before bouncing over visiting goalkeeper Artur Boruc for the opener.

But Rodriguez headed Saints level before half-time when he met James Ward-Prowse's well-placed cross.

Steven Nzonzi wasted a late chance for Stoke when he fluffed his shot.

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored from 97.5 yards against Southampton after 13 seconds

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic scored from 97.5 yards against Southampton after 13 seconds

On paper the game had looked destined to be a tight one. Stoke had only conceded four goals in their past six home league games, while Southampton arrived at the Britannia with the best defensive record in the Premier League.

So a goal after 13 seconds played rather against expectations - and nobody could have predicted the bizarre manner of its arrival.

With the strong wind behind him, Begovic - whose first club in England was Saints' bitter rivals Portsmouth - punted a long ball forward from his own area.

The ball looked set to be easily collected by Boruc, but the bounce caught the Southampton goalkeeper out and it cleared him before finding the net.

Begovic looked just as embarrassed as Boruc when his Stoke team-mates raced back to celebrate a goal that narrowly failed to dislodge Spurs defender Ledley King's effort after 10 seconds against Bradford in 2000 as the fastest Premier League goal.

The official distance of the goal was later put at 97.5 yards.

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says scoring a goal is a 'cool feeling'

The Potters should have been two ahead soon after but this time it was home defender Ryan Shawcross who was left red faced.

Peter Crouch flicked a corner into the path of Shawcross but the former Manchester United player mis-hit his attempt from the edge of the six-yard box.

With the game being played at a blistering pace, Dejan Lovren came close to pulling Mauricio Pochettino's side level but he headed wide after finding space at a corner.

As the half progressed, the visitors started to find their way in the game and produce the attractive fast-paced football that has served them so well this season.

This time last season Southampton were second from bottom but, 12 months on, they arrived on the back of four wins from five games and an impressive draw at Manchester United the only dropped points in that period.

They got their equaliser just before the break when some neat play gave Ward-Prowse space on the right to send over a looping cross.

Bizarre goals shaped game - Hughes

The ball hung in the air for Rodriguez before the Saints striker cleverly headed into the ground and over Begovic.

After the break, Boruc was in early action again, the Saints keeper having to be alert to deny Mark Arnautovic after the Stoke midfielder lashed an effort goalwards.

Nzonzi then carelessly gave away a free-kick on the edge of the area that Ward-Prowse curled onto the roof of the net as Southampton pushed forward.

The Stoke midfielder also had a late chance of his own before Saints had claims for a penalty turned down when Shawcross appeared to handle the ball in the area.

Pochettino's side had to settle for a point that extends their unbeaten league run to seven games.

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Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Stoke City

  • 01 Begovic
  • 20 Cameron Booked
  • 03 Pieters
  • 15 N'Zonzi
  • 17 Shawcross
  • 04 Huth Booked
  • 19 Walters Booked
  • 06 Whelan (Palacios - 45' )
  • 25 Crouch
  • 32 Ireland (Assaidi - 65' )
  • 10 Arnautovic

Substitutes

  • 08 Palacios
  • 09 Jones
  • 12 Wilson
  • 16 Adam
  • 24 Assaidi
  • 26 Etherington
  • 29 Sørensen

Southampton

  • 31 Boruc
  • 02 Clyne
  • 23 Shaw
  • 04 Schneiderlin
  • 06 Fonte
  • 05 Lovren Booked
  • 16 Ward-Prowse
  • 12 Wanyama
  • 07 Lambert
  • 09 Rodriguez (Ramírez - 69' )
  • 20 Lallana

Substitutes

  • 01 Davis
  • 08 Davis
  • 10 Ramírez
  • 18 Cork
  • 19 Lee
  • 22 Chambers
  • 26 Hooiveld
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 26,053

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

3 2

Corners

5 5

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stoke City 1, Southampton 1.

90:00 +3:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stoke City 1, Southampton 1.

90:00 +2:56

Offside, Southampton. Rickie Lambert tries a through ball, but Gastón Ramírez is caught offside.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

90:00 +1:40

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:37

Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).

89:37

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:33

Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

88:33

Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:59 Booking

Booking Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:52

Luke Shaw (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:52

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).

85:32

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).

85:32

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:28

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Jose Fonte.

83:22

Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:14

Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Crouch.

81:14

Attempt missed. Oussama Assaidi (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

79:14 Booking

Booking Robert Huth (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:03

Gastón Ramírez (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:03

Foul by Robert Huth (Stoke City).

77:56

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a corner.

77:26

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Oussama Assaidi.

76:10 Booking

Booking Dejan Lovren (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:02

Foul by Dejan Lovren (Southampton).

76:02

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:25

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

72:55

Foul by Adam Lallana (Southampton).

72:55

Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).

69:21

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:41

Luke Shaw (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:41

Dangerous play by Wilson Palacios (Stoke City).

68:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Gastón Ramírez replaces Jay Rodriguez.

67:11

Attempt saved. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Lallana.

66:01

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

66:01

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Oussama Assaidi replaces Stephen Ireland.

58:44

Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic with a cross following a corner.

58:19

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

54:45

Victor Wanyama (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:45

Foul by Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).

54:05

Attempt missed. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

53:06

Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:06

Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City).

53:03

Attempt blocked. Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jose Fonte.

52:42

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

52:13

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Erik Pieters.

51:00

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Erik Pieters.

49:13

Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Walters.

47:44 Booking

Booking Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47:29

Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:29

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

45:00

Second Half begins Stoke City 1, Southampton 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stoke City. Wilson Palacios replaces Glenn Whelan.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stoke City 1, Southampton 1.

45:00 +0:01

Adam Lallana (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:01

Foul by Stephen Ireland (Stoke City).

44:19

Rickie Lambert (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:19

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

41:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stoke City 1, Southampton 1. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a through ball.

39:24

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).

39:24

Jonathan Walters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:37

Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

36:39

Adam Lallana (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:39

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke City).

35:14

Victor Wanyama (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:14

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

31:16

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).

31:16

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:27

Luke Shaw (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:27

Foul by Jonathan Walters (Stoke City).

28:57

Attempt missed. Steven Davis (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rickie Lambert.

27:11

Foul by Adam Lallana (Southampton).

27:11

Robert Huth (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:53

Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).

24:53

Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:40

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

22:34

Adam Lallana (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:34

Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City).

21:57

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:45

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Dejan Lovren.

18:57

Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathaniel Clyne.

16:14

Offside, Southampton. Rickie Lambert tries a through ball, but Jay Rodriguez is caught offside.

11:51

Attempt missed. Dejan Lovren (Southampton) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a corner.

11:20

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

9:55

Attempt missed. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Crouch with a cross.

8:07

Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Walters with a headed pass following a corner.

7:37

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Victor Wanyama.

6:52

Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:52

Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City).

1:53

Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).

1:53

Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stoke City 1, Southampton 0. Asmir Begovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Pieters.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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