Stoke and Everton play out a goalless first half in their Premier League Asia Trophy clash in Singapore.
Stoke City and Everton have both failed to find the net during the first half of their Premier League Asia Trophy match in Singapore.
Everton looked the more dangerous during the early stages, but Stoke almost took the lead against the run of play on 10 minutes when Peter Odemwingie fired wide following Ollie Shenton's cross.
The Potters grew in confidence after that opportunity and they came close again midway through the half as Marko Arnautovic burst clear before Phil Jagielka's last-ditch challenge denied the Austrian.
Everton tried to get Romelu Lukaku involved as much as possible during the first period, only for the striker to find himself lacking options in the final third and unable to make anything happen.
Both teams had half-chances as the interval loomed, but Stephen Ireland blazed over the crossbar before Kevin Mirallas had a powerful drive blocked at the other end.