A rare draw for Stoke City this evening as they were held to a stalemate by Blackburn Rovers – and how vital it will be will become clear over the next few weeks.
Stoke had lost their last two on the road to Derby and Queens Park Rangers but, on the back of a home win over Cardiff, they now have successive clean sheets. This was a defensive performance if not backs to the wall and Stoke put in shifts across the board.
Results elsewhere highlighted how valuable points will be at the bottom of the division, as wins for Luton and Huddersfield piled up the pressure on their rivals, while Wigan, Barnsley and Middlesbrough have been in action tonight.
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