Football - Potters held in Baggies stalemate

Stoke's losing streak came to an end but they had to settle for a point after failing to make a breakthrough as they recorded a goalless draw against West Brom at the Britannia Stadium.

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After Asmir Begovic kept out an early strike from Albion captain Chris Brunt, the hosts - who went into the contest having lost their last three Barclays Premier League games and seven of their previous nine - were the better side in a scrappy first half. They could not pose any great threat to the Baggies goal, though, with a deflected Jon Walters effort being their closest attempt.

The match improved slightly after the break, but neither team could find a winner, with West Brom's Romelu Lukaku and Stoke's Peter Crouch unable to convert headers.

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