Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic hailed defensive pair Robert Huth and Ryan Shawcross after the stalemate with Aston Villa.

They were on top form again to help the Potters clock up their EIGHTH clean sheet of the campaign.

Keeper Begovic said: "I wouldn't swap our two centre-backs for anyone else in the country.

"They look so solid as a partnership and have a great understanding.

"Ryan made his England debut last month and has the class to become a regular.

"The more appearances he makes for England, the more comfortable he'll feel."