Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov was grateful to Gabby Agbonlahor after their 0-0 draw with Stoke City.

Stoke's Marc Wilson saw his header hit the bar and deflect clear off Agbonlahor.

"I've been saying a lot about Gabby, this season he has been improving his game. He is working very hard for the team," said Petrov.

"It is a very difficult place to come to. We battled really well today, we battled as a team."