GIF: Check out Rickie Lambert's smashing Stoke free-kick

Rickie Lambert scored the pick of the goals as Southampton and Stoke played a soggy 2-2 draw at St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rickie Lambert free-kick vs Stoke City

Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert notched his 10th goal of the season in Southampton's 2-2 home draw with Stoke City in Saturday afternoon's Premier League fixture.

The Saints led twice through Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis, but were twice pegged back, first by Peter Odemwingie and second by ex-Saint Peter Crouch.

Lambert scored the opening goal of the game in the 6th minute, after Charlie Adam handled an Adam Lallana cross from a short corner.

He stepped up and finished with aplomb, smashing a curling strike in off of the far post of Asmir Begovic's goal.

It was his 112th goal for Southampton in 219 games, as he continues to stake his claim for a place in Roy Hodgson's 23-man World Cup squad.

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