Jose Fonte nicks a late equaliser for Southampton against Fulham. Keep up on all the action with Sports Mole's live text updates.
By Pascal Lemesre, Football League Editor Filed: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 13:00 UK
Last Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:31 UK
Good afternoon and welcome to Sports Mole's live text updates from the Premier League encounter between Southampton and Fulham at St. Mary's.
The Saints have had an indifferent start to life back in the Premier League, winning just one of their six games.
Martin Jol's Fulham, on the other hand, have started the season well and sit comfortably in the top half.
Who will come out on top? Or will it be the two sides' first draw of the campaign? Follow all the action below.
3.43pmApologies about the lateness of the majority of our updates this afternoon. We suffered complete meltdown. Look out for my match analysis that will be on site in around half an hour's time. If you're after more football then follow our coverage of Newcastle vs. Man Utd here or Spurs vs. Villa here. Until next time, good bye!
88 minHangeland's ranging pass picks out Riether down the right and he cuts back for Richardson, who angles the ball goalwards and it's deflected past Gazzaniga again by Hooiveld. The big centre-back won't be credited with a second OG though as it was going in anyway.
86 minCHANCE! Lallana twists one way, then the other to work space for a cross and he picks out Rodriguez at the back post. The forward can't, however, get it on target, heading straight into ground and over.
83 minIt's actually prodded Baird's way but he slices horribly wide.
82 minFree kick for Fulham about 35 yards out. Riise's lining it up?
80 minRiether and Duff link up well down the right and the former pulls back for Richardson but he gets his shot all wrong, skewing into row Z.
79 minSouthampton have a free kick in a good position but Lallana's curled centre is too close to Schwarzer.
77 minLate challenge from Schneiderlein on Karagounis and the former is lucky not to receive a second booking.
73 minKaragounis, the man who just came on, has a nasty cut to his left eye but has been given the OK to continue.
70 minMartin Jol instantly makes a change as Sidwell is taken off for Giorgos Karagounis.
69 minRiether's cross from the right goes all the way through to opposite full-back Riise. He strikes it hard and low but the ball's definitely going wide before Hooiveld sticks out a leg and pokes it into the roof of the net.
45+2 minHooiveld misses the ball and Rodallega's through on goal. Gazzaniga's out quickly though and Rodallega can only poke wide.
45+1 minFulham have a corner and Ruiz's delivery is met well by Hughes but his powerful header is straight at Gazzaniga.
38 minCHANCE! Lambert is found by Puncheon on the left of the area and he has time to take a touch before walloping with his left foot straight at Schwarzer, who did well to stand up tall.
34 minSchwarzer's attempted pass from the back goes straight to Lallana and he finds Lambert who in turn plays it back to the midfielder. Lallana's cutback is good but both Lambert and Rodriguez run too deep and it's behind them.
33 minKacaniklic escapes the grasp of Yoshida but his scooped cross bounces harmlessly on the roof of the net. Waste.
30 minAlong with Lambert's goals, Southampton have a real creator in Lallana, as shown by @OptaJoe on Twitter: "Adam Lallana has now made four assists in the Premier League this season, a joint-high with (Juan) Mata and (Eden) Hazard."
27 minSouthampton have kept up their intensity and Fulham are struggling to string multiple passes together.
24 minYellow for Hooiveld after he handled Rodallega's flick.
23 minThe aerial presence of Lambert, Fonte, Hooiveld and Schneiderlein is really causing Fulham problems at the moment.
22 minLallana's delivery goes all the way through to Puncheon at the back post and he diverts it goalwards but is denied by Riether on the line. The home side earn another corner and the ball's in the net but it's disallowed for Puncheon's shove on Schwarzer.
1.28pmThe players are out of the tunnel, the handshakes are done and we're just moments away from the off.
1.27pmDisappointed that Ramirez hasn't made it today. The marquee signing had just begun to find his feet but is now missing because of a dead leg.
1.21pmPrediction time! I'm going for a home win. I've liked the look of Southampton this season and with Berbatov and Petric missing for the visitors, I expect the Saints to outscore the Cottagers. I'm definitely expecting goals!
1.19pmHere's a stat that doesn't read well for Fulham fans: The Cottagers have not won a league match at Southampton for 77 years.
1.17pmLambert has just admitted in an interview with Sky Sports News that he was "deflated" when left out of the starting lineup at Manchester City on the opening day of the season. Since then, the Liverpudlian has netted on four occasions.
1.15pmSouthampton's league position seems somewhat unfair considering their prowess in front of goal. They have, however, struggled to defend against the Premier League's best attacks. Can they keep out Rodallega, Duff, Kacaniklic and Ruiz?
1.12pmIt's an absolute blockbuster of a Sunday both in the Premier League and across Europe. After the action at St. Mary's there's Newcastle vs. Man Utd, Spurs vs. Villa and Liverpool vs. Stoke in the PL. Later there's the El Clasico in Spain, the Milan derby in Italy and the top-of-the-table clash between Marseille and PSG in Ligue 1. Phwoar!
1.08pmSaints frontman Rickie Lambert is partnered with Jay Rodriguez today and they're likely to be the main source of goals all season. Lambert, especially, has grabbed Premier League life by the horns, scoring against both Manchester clubs already this term.
1.06pmMartin Jol is again unable to call on Dimitar Berbatov and that means that Hugo Rodallega leads the line for the Cottagers. Mladen Petric is also injured and is replaced by impressive youngster Alex Kacaniklic.
1.04pmSo, Nigel Adkins brings in Danny Fox and Jason Puncheon for Nathaniel Clyne and Gaston Ramirez, who both miss out because of dead legs.