Wigan 0-0 Stoke Highlights
Stoke extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to three games as they frustrated a more adventurous Wigan to secure a goalless draw.
Neither side impressed in the first half with a Jason Koumas free-kick, which sailed into the stands, the nearest either team came to scoring.
After the break, Emile Heskey was inches wide with a downward header.
Stoke had Thomas Sorensen to thank for the point as he saved a Wilson Palacios strike from six yards with his feet.
When a team with the worst away record in the league visits a side with the poorest home record then, even three days after bonfire night, the most optimistic would probably have predicted a damp squib of a game.
And they would have been right – even though the final 30 minutes of the match was a dramatic improvement on what had gone before it.