Mathew Ryan saluted Albion's character after the Australian produced a last minute penalty save to earn a point at Stoke.

He dived to the right to keep out sub Charlie Adam's spot-kick, harshly awarded against Dale Stephens by ref Bobby Madley for a push on Jese, in the 1-1 draw at the bet365 Stadium.

Lewis Dunk produced a last-ditch tackle to prevent Adam converting the rebound from the penalty and, from another corner, late replacement Anthony Knockaert headed a Mame Diouf header off the line.

Ryan said: "It looked like a pretty soft penalty - but I was fortunate to pick the right way and keep it out - and straight after that Lewis Dunk making that tackle and then Anthony Knockaert blocking on the line - it just shows how much character there is in this team.

"It's vital to take points off teams around us in the league and we did that today, but we have to be more ruthless. We're on a decent run at the moment, with two home games next up, so hopefully we can get two home wins."

Jose Izquierdo gave Albion a first half lead, his second goal in as many games, finishing off a slick move of first-time passing involving the Colombian, Stephens and Solly March.

Xherdan Shaqiri equalised for Stoke midway through the second half with a precise strike from 22 yards.

Ryan said of former Brugge team-mate Izquierdo: "His confidence seems to be growing and growing, that's only good for us and him."