STOKE boss Tony Pulis was left cursing a stoppage-time miss from Kenwyne Jones as Stoke were denied victory in this afternoon's 0-0 draw with West Brom at the  Britannia.

Jones looked certain to settle a contest of few chances when controlling on his chest some eight yards from goal, but his volley was planted straight into Ben Foster's waiting grasp.

"I thought it was a very competitive game with not many chances," said Pulis afterwards, "and at the end Kenwyne had the best chance.

"Unfortunately for us, that's gone straight at Foster. When things are going for you it goes into the corner.

"But a draw gets us off 33 points which has been a millstone round our neck."

Pulis paid tribute to both the effort of his players in a game they deserved to win more than the Baggies - and to the crowd's consistent support throughout the afternoon.

"There's been a lot of moaning and groaning I'm told, but right from the first whistle there was a positive feeling around the ground and that was very good for the players."

Albion boss Steve Clarke added: "It was a game of few chances and probably little entertainment for the people watching. But it's a good point away from home."