No place in the Stoke City starting line-up again for Peter Crouch

Brighton 2

Stoke City 2

THERE was no place again in the Stoke City starting line-up for tonight’s Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton stretched their unbeaten league run to five games, thanks to Stoke squandering chances to take all three points.

Crouch came on for Xherdan Shaqiri in the second half, his 143rd sub appearance in the Premier League – a new record.

Stoke’s failure to gain a victory means they remain 15th in the table and four points above the relegation zone.

Scorers: Brighton: Gross 44 mins, Izquierdo 60 mins. Stoke: Choupo-Moting 28 mins, Zouma 45+1 mins.

Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis has been sacked by West Bromwich Albion as head coach today.