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Summary

  1. FT: Stoke 1-2 Southampton
  2. Mane sent off in final minutes
  3. FA Cup: Everton v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

There goes the final whistle and Saints boss Ronald Koeman punches the air.

What a game and it's Southampton who hold on for the three points.

Thanks for joining me.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Virgil van Dijk has been a monster at the back for Southampton, getting his head onto everything.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Southampton almost there...

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Can Stoke make anything of a late free-kick?

No.

RED CARD

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Sadio Mane is off, adjudged to have committed an act of violent conduct, going for a header and catching Erik Pieters.

A nervous, nervous last few minutes for Southampton.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

What an effort.

James Ward-Prowse hits the crossbar from the resulting free-kick, with Jack Butland beaten.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Philipp Wollscheid is lacking a few cells in the noggin. Your team needs a goal, so you've got to stay calm. 

Instead, he decides to turn into Hulk Hogan, slamming Shane Long into the ground and conceding a free-kick...

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Stoke running out of ideas now. Have they got anything left to give? Can Marko Arnautovic conjure up some magic in the final few minutes?

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

All Stoke now, but Southampton - men together arm-in-arm - are standing strong.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Stoke starting to pump balls into the box, Southampton defenders have their work cut out now.

They're like the army in the film 300, using their swords, shields and whatever resources available to try and defend themselves against the opposition.

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#BBCFootball Butland thought that was a penalty, if he had thought that Tadic had dived, he'd have been remonstrating with him.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

James Ward-Prowse strikes a long-range free-kick over the crossbar.

Meanwhile, what can Southampton do to combat the aerial threat of Peter Crouch?

Well, Ronald Koeman feels Maya Yoshida is the man to deal with the lanky striker, sending him on in place of Matt Targett.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Little man Mame Biram Diouf off, big man Peter Crouch on.

I wonder if the tactic will be to play short passes, gradually up to Crouchy?

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Stoke will be happy that they are still in this game.

Sadio Mane won't know where he is though.

Having just come on, he cops one straight in the face from Erik Pieters' cross. Ouch.

Thankfully, Mane regains his bearings and is able to continue. Could have been a nasty one.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

And that is Dusan Tadic's last contribution. He goes off, on comes Sadio Mane.

PENALTY APPEAL

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

A mix-up between the Stoke defence and goalkeeper, who leave it to each other.

Dusan Tadic nips in and rounds Jack Butland before going over.

Penalty surely?? NO, says Lee Mason.

No booking either.

A horrendous decision from the referee, Butland clearly caught Tadic there.

Dusan Tadic
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Stoke 1-2 Southampton

"Delicately poised game now," says Alistair Mann, the MOTD commentator.

Agreed.

Tense stuff now.

SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Jordy Clasie's last act is to shoot high and wide of goal.

The Dutchman comes off and the impressive youngster James Ward-Prowse comes on.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Very exciting game now. If you're reading, tell your aunty, your grandad and your cat to tune in. Someone is sure to get another goal.

CLOSE!

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

What a block.

Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf steadies himself in the box and looks like he's got an easy finish, but Dutchman Virgil van Dijk shows great commitment to come across and block the shot.

Brilliant play from the centre-back. The home fans can't believe it.

Mame Biram Diouf
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Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Southampton had their deckchairs and cigars out earlier - they had their feet up and were comfortable.

Not so much now.

Stoke are turning up the heat and look like getting a second, but not if Ibrahim Afellay keeps shooting from 30 yards out.

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What?

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross hasn't played football for eight weeks and shows signs he has forgotten how to play.

The Englishman concedes a corner with a wayward clearance, but will be thankful Southampton cannot take advantage from the set-piece.

GREAT SAVE!

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Marko Arnautovic is like Rambo at the moment, he's on a one-man mission to take out Southampton.

Having scored one already, he almost gets a second, but his left-footed drive is pushed away well by Fraser Forster, forced into his first save.

Really good game now and more goals will follow.

Marko Arnautovic
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Stoke 1-2 Southampton

7 - Marko Arnautovic has scored seven goals & assisted one more in his last 10 Premier League appearances at the Britannia Stadium. Homely.

Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Chris Powell

Former England full-back on Final Score

"Big moments, in big games, that is where the big players turn up. Marko Arnautovic has and I am sure others now will too. Southampton are holding on from almost going 3-0 up."

YELLOW CARD

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Booking for Erik Pieters for a mistimed tackle.

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Now Southampton are up against it.

2-0 is very much a dangerous scoreline and you can see why.

Stoke pull a goal back and now look like a team who can get a second, forcing Saints defender Virgil van Dijk into a hasty clearance.

The roar of the home supporters is deafening.

GOAL - Stoke 1-2 Southampton

Marko Arnautovic (52 mins)

Game on.

Stoke needed to score early in the second period to get back into the game and do just that.

Marko Arnautovic is the man on target, finishing off a lovely move my flicking in at the near post from Ibrahim Afellay's cross.

That's brought the Britannia to life.

A penny for Dusan Tadic's thoughts after that missed chance late in the first half.

Marko Arnautovic
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Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Southampton look dangerous every time they go forward and Stoke are panicking at the back, you wouldn't expect that of a Potters side, especially with Ryan Shawcross the main man marshaling the back line.

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

John Hartson

Former Arsenal and Wales striker on Final Score

"What Sparky will have said is 'defend properly and we certainly need to get the next goal and then we are back in the game'. 

"They have a fantastic crowd behind them and if they do get the next goal they are right back in the game."

YELLOW CARD

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Jordy Clasie slides in and chops Stoke left-back Erik Pieters on the charge and is the first man to go into Lee Mason's book.

The clearest yellow card you will ever see.

KICK-OFF

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Goalscorer Graziano Pelle gives it the universal sign for 'heads screwed on, boys' before getting us back under way.

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

John Hartson

Former Arsenal and Wales striker on Final Score

"Stoke have been bullied by Graziano Pelle, they cannot deal with his physical presence, it is very unlike Stoke."

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Tim Little: Each time Stoke look like going on a decent run we put in a performance like this. So frustrating!

Ben Stephenson: Graziano Pelle definitely only likes warm weather.

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Chris Powell

Former England full-back on Final Score

"You would expect Stoke to be really forceful, trying to make things happen, but Southampton look a real threat every time they get the ball in the final third."

HALF-TIME

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Southampton ahead and should have already had the points in the bag but for Dusan Tadic's terrible miss late in the first half.

SHOWBOAT

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Shoot man, SHOOT!

Southampton break clear and can end the game as Shane Long plays in Dusan Tadic inside the area.

The Serbian does brilliantly, turning to put defender Ryan Shawcross and goalkeeper Jack Butland on their backsides, and with a free goal to aim at from seven yards out, he takes too much time and Philipp Wollscheid can track back to nick the ball.

Will the Saints come to rue that missed opportunity?

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Southampton looking solid at the back and have been clinical up front. They're going to enjoy their half-time snacks today.

Stoke 0-2 Southampton

Megs. Bojan makes a mug of Oriel Romeu by rolling the ball between his legs, but the Spaniard's shot is blocked.

Two minutes to half-time.