STOKE CITY suffered the frustration of surrendering a two-goal lead as they had to settle for yet another 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic at the Britannia Stadium.
The Potters looked to be on course for their first Premier League victory of 2013 when Peter Crouch gave them a two-goal cushion early in the second half after captain Ryan Shawcross had fired them in front midway through the first period with his first goal of the season.
But Wigan hit back with strikes in quick succession from James McArthur and Franco Di Santo and despite chances at both ends, the two sides claimed a point apiece.
It was the fifth time in eight meetings with Wigan that the outcome has been 2-2 and the draw leaves City in tenth place in the Premier League table with 30 points.
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