Tottenham huffed and puffed but they could not blow the Stoke house down on Sunday afternoon, with Spurs trailing 2-0 at half-time before laying siege to the City goal during the second half.
There were several ex-Tottenham players involved for the Potters, including Jonathan Woodgate, who featured for most of the match against his former club.
The defender was disappointed to be released by Harry Redknapp during the summer although insists that he bears no grudges and expects Spurs to mount a title challenge this term.
“They’re a great side and I wish them all the luck in the world.
“I think they’ll go close to winning the league, if not this year, then next year.
“I don’t want to show anyone anything – I’ll do it with my performances.
“I don’t need to show anyone I can still play. I get on with my game and I know Harry Redknapp believes in me, so no problem.
“I didn’t want to leave and he didn’t want me to either. But that’s life – you’ve got to get on with it. You move on.”
Woodgate has been used sparingly by Tony Pulis this term, although Stoke are once again managing to get the best from a player who can still operate at the top level.