Nugent header denies Potters win

Stoke went ahead on 23 minutes from a trademark Rory Delap long

throw, which Mamade Sidebe flicked on for Tuncay to head in from

eight yards out. Burnley hit back and Chris Eagles delivered a deep

cross to Paterson at the back post in the 39th minute but the

Northern Ireland striker didn’t connect well and his shot went into

the side-netting. But the Clarets did equalise on 52 minutes when

Paterson delivered a superb cross from the right and Nugent was the

first to react and left Thomas Sorensen stranded with a powerful

header – his sixth goal for the club. Paterson then hit a rasping

cross which Sorensen saved. And Eagles hit a superb 35-yard shot

which Sorensen again stopped and the midfielder fired wide soon

after. In the last minute Tyrone Mears cut the ball back to Eagles

but he blazed over as the two sides shared the spoils. Burnley move

up one place to 18th on 24 points, while Stoke stay 11th with 35

points.