Southampton 1-1 Stoke City: Match Review

St-Marys-StadiumWith both clubs already safe Southampton and Stoke shared the points in a low-key end of season encounter at St Mary’s.

Mauricio Pochettino post-match… “I’m satisfied with how the season has gone but I’m a bit disappointed that we haven’t been able to win today and climb positions up the table. We’ve played very well today but as has happened in the last few games, we have played better than the rival teams but we haven’t been able to get the win.”

Tony Pulis post-match… “It was a good game. I thought they created two great chances after half-time which Asmir’s made two great saves from and we’ve had a couple of opportunities second half. But, all in all, it was a boiling day out there and I thought the two sets of players approached it in the right manner.”

Man of the Match…Morgan Schneiderlin: Illustrated why he picked was crowned as Southampton’s Player of the Year with a typically industrious display in front of the defence. Tackled, broke up attacks and ran till his lungs ached for air.

Flop of the Match…Marc Wilson: Difficult afternoon for the Stoke left back up against the pacey Clyne. Penned into his own half for much of the 70 minutes he was on the field until an injury forced him off.