It took until the 62nd minute for Joe Hart to be severely tested, but the Manchester City goalkeeper was well up for the challange. An absolutely phenomenal ball over the top from Matthew Etherington found Kenwyne Jones in a footrace with Joleon Lescott, who tried to knock Jones down and fell over. leaving the Trinidadian one on one with Hart. Jones didn't have full control of the ball, but he tried to slip a shot under the England goalkeeper anyway, but Hart just about got down to save and smother.
That was Etherington's last contribution, incidentally - he's now off the pitch to be replaced by Dean Whitehead, with Rory Delap moving out to the left flank. Etherington obviously wasn't fully fit and Micah Richards was having no problem dealing with him - not that he'll have any issue with Delap when he has the ball at his feet either. Anyway, still 0-0, but Stoke are at least getting some interesting chances this half.