Stoke City 2-1 Southampton: Potters come from behind to shatter Saints’ top-six hopes

Stoke City scored twice in the second-half against Southampton, as the Potters earned an impressive win against the top-six hopefuls at the Britannia Stadium, coming from behind to take all three points at the death, reports BBC Sport.

Southampton took the lead in the 22nd minute through talented midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, with manager Ronald Koeman setting his sides on finishing in the top-six of the Premier League table. The French international, who has been outstanding in the midfield, scored from close range, after Fonte headed the ball into his path from a corner.

And while many will have expected Southampton to get their way back into the game, it was Stoke City who showed the biggest intent in the second-half. Mame Diouf scored minutes after the break to level proceedings for Mark Hughes’ side, and they didn’t stop there.

Charlie Adam broke Southampton hearts minutes before the end of the game to earn all three points for Stoke City, which saw them go 9th in the table.

Southampton slipped down a place in the Premier League, and are now looking over their shoulders, as Tottenham can overtake the Saints should they win Sunday’s clash against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

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