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Summary

  1. Southampton XI: Stekelenburg; Cedric, van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Clasie, Wanyama; Long, Davis, Tadic; Pelle.
  2. Stoke XI: Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Walters.

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By James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

That's it. Bojan's goal earns Stoke their first win at Southampton since 1980.

Stoke City celebrate
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YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Graziano Pelle gets his fifth yellow of the season, and he'll miss Southampton's trip to Manchester City next week.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Stoke holding firm as Southampton lay siege to the goal...

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Four minutes of injury time signalled. Erik Pieters goes into the book for a lunge on Sadio Mane, and Southampton have a good position for a free kick.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

More superb play from Marko Arnautovic. He gets down the left and picks out Ibrahim Afellay, whose shot is cleared off the line by Ryan Bertrand.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

And a final change for Stoke, as Mame Biram Diouf, who has scored in Stoke's last two meetings with Southampton, replaces Jon Walters.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton have their final throw of the dice - Cedric is off and striker Juanmi, who is yet to score for Saints in the league, is on.

PENALTY APPEAL

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Huge shout for a Southampton penalty as Graziano Pelle tangles with Philipp Wollscheid, but Lee Mason isn't interested. The replay shows that Wollscheid took legs Pelle's legs from under as he went up to win the ball in the air. That is a clear penalty - Southampton can feel very aggrieved.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Two great chances for Stoke. Charlie Adam fires over after good hold-up play by Jon Walters, then Ibrahim Afellay blazes inches wide with an angled drive.

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

James Ward-Prowse catches Charlie Adam and goes into the book.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

That's a big miss. With Southampton over-committed up the field, Stoke break quickly and Glen Johnson picks out Marko Arnautovic with a great through ball. The Austrian has the goal at his mercy but fires wastefully over.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

James Ward-Prowse, who scored for England under-21s in midweek, replaces Steven Davis.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Sadio Mane shows a neat bit of trickery to work space for a shot 25 yards out, but it's comfortably dealt with Jack Butland.

PENALTY APPEAL

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Shane Long bursts into the penalty and tumbles to the deck under the challenge of Philipp Wollscheid. Is that a penalty? No says Lee Mason.

On the replay, it does seem to be a case of shoulder to shoulder.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Ronald Koeman decides to inject the pace of Sadio Mane into proceedings. Jordy Clasie is off for Southampton.

Stoke make a change of their own - Xherdan Shaqiri, who has had a difficult day, is replaced by Ibrahim Afellay.

Mark Hughes makes a gesture
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Southampton 0-1 Stoke

That's poor from Bojan. Stoke have a real chance to launch a break and earn their defenders a breather, but Bojan misplaces a simple pass to Xherdan Shaqiri and Southampton are able to stream forward again. The passage of play ends with Victor Wanyama firing a shot wide.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Stoke are penned in their own half at the moment. Shaqiri desperately hooks the ball upfield, but there's no-one there in black. Stoke haven't conceded an away goal since September 12, but it's all hands to the pump at the moment.

Graziano Pelle is tackled
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Southampton 0-1 Stoke

This is much better from Southampton, they're playing with real intensity now, hussling Stoke in mistakes. Shane Long wins two corners in rapid succession, but on both occasions Dusan Tadic's delivery is poor.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Decent chance for Southampton. The ball drops for Dusan Tadic, but he can only fire horribly wide. Tadic eventually recovers the ball on the left wing and jinks inside nicely, but can only chip his pass into the gloves of Jack Butland.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Xherdan Shaqiri's left peg is having an off day. The ball falls nicely for him 25 yards out but he can only zip his drive five yards wide of the upright. Poor.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

What a chance. What a chance. Marko Arnautovic does brilliantly to bulldoze his way down the left, get his head and pick out Xherdan Shaqiri, running onto the ball in a central position 12 yards, but the Swiss blazes wastefully over. Wake-up call for Southampton.

KICK-OFF

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Back under way at St Mary's. Can Southampton get back into this?

Bojan goes forward for Stoke
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As it stands...

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

...Stoke would move up two places to 10th in the Premier League table, and Southampton would drop one spot to 8th. Long way to go though...

Penetrating Pieters

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

So, one goal separates the sides at half-time, and here it is - in diagram form. It was a patient, passing move from Stoke, but the real killer was Eric Pieters' cross from the left - a brilliant whipped delivery that took the Southampton centre-backs out of play.

Bojan goal map
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In fact, Pieters has been the star player of the half - he's found the mark with every one of his 15 passes, including six in the Southampton half.

HALF-TIME

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Ref Lee Mason blows for the interval. Stoke were the better side for the first half an hour, but Southampton bossed the final 15 minutes. Good game, plenty of quality on show from both sides.

Bojan celebrates for Stoke
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Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Oof, that's a nasty one. Cedric goes up for the ball with Bojan, and comes down with blood pouring from his head. On closer inspection, there was a stray arm - Bojan perhaps a lucky boy there.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton try a nice routine from a corner, but Cedric fluffs the final line when he fires the ball miles over the top from 20 yards.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton are coming into it here. Stoke over-commit from a corner, and Southampton clear and launch a swift breakout. Dusan Tadic carries the ball all the way from the halfway line to the penalty area - he has Shane Long in support, but chooses to go it alone and fires over.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Goodness me that was dicey! Jack Butland has won plenty of admirers this season but he almost makes an almighty howler here, dropping a floaty free kick right on the toes of Victor Wanyama. The Southampton man can't adjust in time and prods wide.

Victor Wanyama for Southampton
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Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton try a different tack. Virgil van Dijk swings a big long ball forward from the back, Shane Long gets up high and wins the flick-on, but Graziano Pelle can't quite latch on. A moment later, Steven Davis sees a shot blocked inside the area.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton's Jordy Clasie tries a spectacular effort when a corner is headed out to him on the edge of the area, but he sends his volley rolling lamely wide.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Lovely, intricate interplay between Marko Arnautovic and Bojan in the left-hand corner completely befuddles Southampton's defenders and allows the Austrian to drive to the bye-line unopposed. He has all the time in the world to pick out a team-mate, but his cut-back is errant and Southampton clear. Stoke very much on top though.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Marko Arnautovic is sporting his signature top-knot today, a look that wouldn't be out of place in the coffee-shops of east London. He wins a corner, but Bojan's delivery is headed away.

Arnautovic's top-knot
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Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Jose Fonte gets his head to Steven Davis's curling free kick, but he can't get over the top of it and the ball loops over.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

A bit of a scramble in the Stoke area as a good ball in from the left finds Graziano Pelle in the six-yard box, but he can't quite make a clean connection. Erik Pieters eventually hacks clear.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

And that's another lovely counter from Stoke! Lovely interplay between Bojan and Xherdan Shaqiri down the right releases the Swiss into the penalty area, and Maarten Stekelenburg has to be get down smartly to stop his shot. Real warning signs for Southampton here.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

That, by the way, was Bojan's third league goal of the season, making him their equal top scorer in the top flight. Stoke still looking dangerous on the counter - Marko Arnautovic is picked out by Jonathan Walters' through ball and Cedric has to be alert to block his shot.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Southampton immediately stream forward in search of an equaliser, but Cedric's shot from the edge of the box comfortably clears the bar.

Southampton 0-1 Stoke

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"A brilliant finish by Bojan! He made a fantastic run beyond the defender and just shifted the ball around him. The movement was fantastic and he gently caressed the ball home."