Xherdan Shaqiri cancelled out Jose Izquierdo’s opener but Stoke's Charlie Adam missed a late penalty in their 1-1 draw with Brighton.
Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan was the hero as he palmed away Adam's spot-kick with just two minutes remaining to earn the Seagulls a hard-earned point.
The result means Stoke missed the chance to climb out of the relegation zone while Brighton stay three points clear of danger in 13th place.
Izquierdo had the first opportunity of the game after just three minutes but Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland did well to save at full stretch.
Glenn Murray then saw a close-range effort go just over the bar as the visitors made the better start at the bet365 Stadium.
The star of the show was undoubtedly Izquierdo, who went close with another effort before opening the scoring on 32 minutes.
The Colombian began the move on the left, cutting inside and playing a neat one-two and then curling the ball right-footed into the corner.
It was a poor opening 45 minutes from Stoke, with manager Paul Lambert responding at the break by bringing on Saido Berahino.
The change failed to spark an instant response, with the Potters yet to force a shot on target. However, when they did, it yielded the equaliser as Shaqiri curled a fine effort beyond the helpless Ryan.
Izquierdo then forced another fine save from Butland as the equaliser failed to change the momentum of the game.
Then came the dramatic finale when Dale Stephens fouled substitute Jese in the penalty area, with just two minutes left.
Adam stepped up but Ryan saved, with Lewis Dunk making a fine tackle on the rebound to force the ball around for a corner. Mame Biram-Diouf's header was then cleared off the line by Anthony Knockaert as Brighton clung on for the draw.