The Saints took a sixth-minute lead through England striker Rickie Lambert before Stoke’s January signing Peter Odemwingie levelled seven minutes before half-time.
The result does not reflect the superiority
Pochettino’s men were in front three minutes later thanks to Steven Davis, but former Saints striker Peter Crouch levelled in the 44th minute cap a pulsating half.
Southampton had 60 per cent of the possession and 17 attempts on Asmir Begovic’s goal, but the south coast club were unable to conjure a winner and remain ninth in the table.
“We deserved to win that game, taking into account we took the lead twice in the game. The final result is disappointing,” Pochettino told BBC Sport.
“We were facing a very tough opponent and the most physical side in the Premier League. We were creating most of the chances and were unlucky not to get the third goal.
“Overall, we were superior to Stoke. The result does not reflect the superiority.”
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