Stoke boss delighted with win over West Brom

It was alleged that Ryan Shatton kicked the ball out of West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster’s hands when he scored the only goal of the game, but Pulis insists he has no problem in getting the benefit of the doubt from the referee.

“If we got a decision go our way, then fine,” he said. “During this season, we will have a lot go against us.

“It all evens itself up. If we got away with one, it is bad luck for Roy and good luck for us and Stoke. But I thought it was a goal. I don’t think Ryan caught the ‘keeper at all.

“To be honest, I didn’t look at the linesman thinking it was going to be a free-kick.”