Stoke, Sunderland play to scoreless tie
STOKE, England (AP)
Stoke extended its Premier League home unbeaten run to 11 games with a 0-0 draw against Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Stoke has not lost a league game at home since Feb. 4 when it was beaten 1-0 by Sunderland, a run that includes four wins and seven draws.
In a game of few quality chances, Stoke pressed for a late winner with chances falling to Robert Huth and Peter Crouch, but Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet held firm to secure a share of the points.
The draw was Sunderland's sixth in eight matches this season and leaves the Black Cats 14th in the table, trailing Stoke in 12th on goal difference.