Nov 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚Äčbet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
1-1
Southampton
Begovic (1')
Walters (48'), Huth (80'), Cameron (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Rodriguez (41')
Lovren (77')

Result: Asmir Begovic scores bizarre goal as Stoke City draw with Southampton

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is on target as the Potters draw 1-1 with Southampton.

Southampton's Jay Rodriguez cancelled out a bizarre goal from Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League.

Jay Rodriguez of Southampton scores their first goal past Asmir Begovic of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013© Getty Images

The Potters took the lead inside the first minute as Begovic's wind-assisted kick upfield found its way into the Saints' net.

Stoke should have doubled their lead in the ninth minute when the ball fell kindly for Ryan Shawcross six yards out following a corner, only for the defender to scuff his shot.

Southampton almost snatched an equaliser from a corner in the 13th minute, Dejan Lovren's glancing header sailing just a fraction wide of the post.

The Saints' equaliser came four minutes from the break through Rodriguez, who got his head to a James Ward-Prowse cross to make it all square after 45 minutes.

Southampton came close 10 minutes into the second period from a set piece, Ward-Prowse bending one over the ball and onto the side-netting, leaving Begovic breathing a sigh of relief.

The hosts almost secured maximum points late on when Peter Crouch nodded down a long ball to Marko Arnautovic, whose effort was spilled by Artur Boruc, but Jose Fonte hacked the loose ball clear.

Southampton felt that they should have been awarded a last-minute penalty when Shawcross appeared to block a shot using his arm, but the referee waved away their protests and it remained 1-1.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes on the touchline during the match against Manchester City on September 14, 2013
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