Manchester City clambered back to the top of the Premier League table, on goal difference, after finding a late equaliser in their game against Stoke at the Brittania. The game finished 1-1.

Although City did control most of the game, the Potters did enough to ensure their more talented visitors were never truly comfortable on the ball and did not create too many clear-cut chances. At the end of the day, Roberto Mancini will certainly be ruing this game as two valuable points lost, rather than one earned.

The hosts did all the running in the early parts of the game, launching attack after attack and putting City's defence under pressure. The Potters' efforts soon bore fruit when Peter Crouch found the net with a brilliant volley over Joe Hart in the 59th minute.

City, who were staring at an unthinkable defeat, got right back in to the game in the 76th minute, via a stunning long range-shot from Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure.

Check out these photos capturing the highlights of the match:

Manchester City's Silva challenges Stoke City's Huth during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Stoke City's Whitehead challenges Manchester City's Silva during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's Balotelli gestures towards Stoke City's Wilkinson during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Stoke City's Crouch celebrates his goal against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Stoke City's Whelan challenges Manchester City's Tevez during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's Dzeko shoots past Stoke City's Begovic during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's Balotelli reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates his goal against Stoke City with Nasri during their English Premier League soccer match in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's Tevez applauds the fans after their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters
Manchester City's manager Mancini reacts after their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City in Stoke-on-Trent.Reuters