Saints vs STK
Saints Together raises more than £8,000
Second annual campaign proves a resounding success.
Sims keen to provide a spark
Saints youngster hoping to make an impact after re-entering the first team picture.
Pellegrino's high hopes for Sims
Manager believes youngster could be a key man in the run-in.
90 in 90: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
Watch back our 90-second highlights from the 0-0 draw with Stoke.
Highlights: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
Highlights from Saints' 0-0 draw against Stoke City.
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Video: Sims reacts to Stoke stalemate
Young forward returns to the first team fold.
Video: Pellegrino on Stoke draw
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino's reaction to a draw with Stoke.
Pellegrino disappointed with Stoke stalemate
Manager feels Saints deserved more than goalless draw.
Sims on re-entering the fold
20-year-old forward pleased to make first-team return.
Gallery: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
The best images from Saints' stalemate with Stoke City.
Saints held to frustrating stalemate
Butland earns Stoke a point in goalless draw at St Mary's.
Update for Season Ticket holders unable to attend Stoke
Club to apply a credit to supporters' accounts if unable to attend.
Gallery: Saints train in the snow
Southampton finish their preparations for Stoke City.
Further update on Stoke game
Match at St Mary's still expected to go ahead.
Pre-match quiz: Saints vs Stoke City
Test your Saints knowledge ahead of the visit of Stoke City.
Match Preview: Saints vs Stoke
All you need to know ahead of tomorrow's big game.
Update on Stoke City match
Club monitoring conditions ahead of Saturday's game.
SAINTS: Stoke edition now available
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday magazine.
SAINTS: Stoke edition now available
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday magazine.
Saints Together: Matchday activities
Find out what's going on at St Mary's for our Saints Together week.
Stat Pack: Saints vs Stoke
Get the key facts and figures ahead of Saturday.
Saints vs STK As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints fail to capitalise on a barrage of second-half pressure, and are forced to share the spoils.
- The home side threatened throughout, with chances falling to Boufal and Redmond, among others.
- Josh Sims looked very encouraging on his first Premier League start of the campaign.
- After a goalless first half, neither side could find the breakthrough in the second.
Report: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
Read our report from St Mary's, as Saints were held to a frustrating stalemate. Click here!17.14
Attendance: 30,335 (1,560)
Thank you to all Saints fans, young and old, who braved the weather in these freezing conditions! ❄️17.10
We feel you, Redderz! It was a trying day at St Mary's, where weather conditions were less than ideal. A point gained, but it could so easily have been all three. 😣17.02
FULL-TIME: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
The referee calls time on an agonising day for Saints. A valiant effort, but some resolute defending from the visitors held it to a draw. It may well be viewed as two points dropped for Mauricio Pellegrino, after dominating so steadfastly!
Keep battling boys, we're right behind you! Two minutes added to the allotted 90.
Cèdric fires from distance
Well held again from Butland, who has undoubtedly kept his side in it! If Stoke glean a point here, or all three, they will be indebted to their 'keeper!
Stephens strong 💪
The defender flicks the ball out for a corner, taking the danger away from Crouch. Shaqiri had delivered an inviting cross, but it was dealt with well.
Come on lads, make this domination count! We're in to the final ten minutes at St Mary's!
Boufal straight in to the action
The Moroccan had the chance to put Saints in to the lead, with near immediacy, having just entered the field. He rose well, connected with the header, but diverted it agonisingly wide.
If only possession yielded goals! 15 minutes to make the breakthrough. Come on Saints! 👊
It is an onslaught here, but again we can't convert. Redmond shoots for the umpteenth time, but Butland spills it. No takers on the rebound! Agony 😫
Saints were queuing up at the back post to divert the delivery goalward, Romeu among them. But the linesman's flag was raised. Redmond in the aftermath, asking questions of Butland, and again the England international has all the answers! 😠
Saints doing everything, but putting the ball in the net here. Bertrand this time with the effort, cries of handball from the stands, but only a corner given. Carrillo rises under pressure, but is beaten to it.
Red hot Redderz
The wideman does superbly well to beat two defenders on the wing, makes it to the byline, and crosses deftly. The ball falls fortuitously to Cédric, who fires at Butland, but the keeper makes a great save to deny Saints once more.
Choupo-Moting in on goal...
Jack Stephens is retreating, caught the wrong side. McCarthy seemingly does enough to deter the forward, who scoops his effort aimlessly over the bar. He could - perhaps should - have Stoke in the lead. A definite let off! 😰
Sims draws the foul
Cédric with the dead ball delivery, which is awkwardly cleared by Zouma, at the second attempt. Tadić does well in the next phase, as the ball falls kindly to Sims, who hits it cleanly, but Butland saves. 😬
Redderz with good feet
The foward's trickery fools his opposition defender, and wins a corner. Butland elects to punch, only as far as Cédric, who reloads the box with another delivery. Saints need to capitalise on this pressure!
Danger man 🔥
He's at it again in this second half, willing Saints forward and providing threat. Still goalless here.
Saints showing signs
The home side are again on the front foot, lead courageously by young Sims. The wideman latches on to a smart pass from Carrillo, charges forwards before unleashing the shot - which is well saved. Lemina on the follow up is also denied.
HALF-TIME: Saints 0-0 Stoke City
The home side are edging this cagey tie here at St Mary's, but given the high stakes, it is not surprising that we enter the interval goalless.
Tadić goes close
The Serb's effort on the turn goes wide of the post, but is indicative of Saints' attacking intent here, as the half comes to a near end!
The home side continue to dominate the chances created here. Corner after corner have gone amiss. Redmond this time had worked the ball well down the left, but the danger was stabbed clear by Pieters.
Yellow Card for Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
First booking of the afternoon is dealt to Cameron.
McCarthy forced in to a superb save from a relatively innocuous situation. Shaqiri fired a ball in to the area, where N'Diaye's glancing header could have crept inside the post, if not for the outstretched glove of Saints' stopper.
Tadić Carrillo combination
The forward floats one towards Carrillo, who grapples with his man, but can't make clean contact with the ball. Tadić then goes over in the box, looked clumsy from Stoke, but the referee isn't interested.
The 20-year-old with a scintillating first touch to beat his man, before driving towards goal. He wins a corner for his side, which is wasted. Signs look positive, though!
Good build up
Saints working the ball cautiously around the Stoke box, and win a corner for their troubles. Delivered by Redmond and met by Hoedt, then Stephens, but neither can direct goalward.
Stafylidis fires over
The midfielder slices the ball wildly over, from a good position just outside the Saints technical area. Perhaps should have done better.
Josh Sims battling well down the right side of midfield. The youngster looks keen to make the most of the chance handed to him by Mauricio Pellegrino!
Good passage of play for the hosts! Redmond beats his man down the left, sticks a cross up at the far post. No takers. But the ball is well retrieved by Sims, before the pass intended for Tadić is overhit.
The youngster looks bright on the ball, as he tries to thread a pass through to Carrillo. The direction was correct, but accuracy a little off. He gets a clap from the admiring fans nonetheless.
Delivered by Shaqiri, as Cameron tussled with Bertrand at the back post. No danger there, and Saints win the foul. McCarthy restarts, and gets Saints back on the immediate attack.
Saints nearly caught
Attack swiftly descends in to defence, as Shaqiri had isolated last man Cédric at the back. He had Diouf for company, but the pass was wayward. A let off for the hosts!
Increase in tempo
Saints have upped the pace here, with Josh Sims getting involved frequently. We look comfortable in possession, but must watch the threat of Shaqiri and Choupo-Moting on the break!15.08
Carrillo is the obvious aerial threat for the home side, as he attempts to connect with a Cédric cross. Saints go short with the corner routine, and it doesn't quite come off.15.06
The full-back was invited forward by danger man Shaqiri, and fizzes a delivery across the face of goal. McCarthy was happy to watch it float past him, satisfied that there was little impending danger.15.04
Joe Allen gets Stoke forward
A miscommunication between Lemina and Romeu in midfield gifts Stoke an early chance. Wesley Hoedt clears the danger, before N'Diaye's shot from range is well held by McCarthy.15.03
We're under way...
Xherdan Shaqiri gets the game going. It's a big one here, and we need all your support once again, Saints fans! 💪15.00
Kick-off is upon us
Come on you Saints, we need a quick start here! 👊14.57
Saints Together! ❤️
Today is the culmination of Southampton FC's Saints Together campaign, as the club raises money for the Saints Foundation. All players are warming up in tops dedicated to our club charity!14.32
Warm-ups necessary! ❄️
Saints take to the St Mary's turf to get warm, as the stadium begins to fill. We need you today, Saints fans!14.30
Josh Sims 👀
The 20-year-old makes his first competitive start of the Premier League season today, but can he be the difference against Stoke? 🙏14.07
Josh Sims comes in to the starting line up after a bright substitute performance against Burnley, with James Ward-Prowse dropping down to the bench.14.03
Starting XI: Butland (GK), Bauer, Allen, Zouma, Choupo-Moting, Martins Indi, Diouf, Cameron, Stafylidis, Shaqiri, N'Diaye
Subs: Haugaard, Pieters, Shawcross, Johnson, Jesé, Fletcher, Crouch.14.00
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cèdric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo, Tadić, Romeu, Lemina, Bertrand (c), Redmond, Sims.
Teams news in 15mins...
Who would you select in your starting line-up today, Saints fans?13.44
Saints are in the building 😇
We were on hand to capture the Southampton players arriving at St Mary's!13.01
Lemina's strike gleans admirers!
You've got to try and fight to get out of it, but the league is difficult. One win takes you up a few places and a defeat takes you down.paul lambertstoke city manager
Gear up with our matchday video!
Watch today's build up, as Southampton bid for a massive three points against Stoke City in the Premier League!12.22
It's Matchday ❄️
Hello and welcome to a very wintery St Mary's! If you aren't able to brave the elements today, you can join us on here for all your up-to-date build up and live in-play action. Saints are set to host Stoke City in the Premier League, with a massive three points on offer!! Stay tuned for all team news, live match updates and free audio commentary. Kick-off is at 3pm GMT.11.46
Saints vs STK Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Josh SimsSofiane Boufal (76′)
Dusan TadicManolo Gabbiadini (64′)
Guido CarrilloShane Long (79′)
Jack Butland (GK) (C)
Bruno Martins Indi
Konstantinos StafylidisPeter Crouch (45′)
Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingJesé (64′)
Mame Biram DioufErik Pieters (23′)
Saints vs STK Match Stats
Shots on target63