Pulis praises Potters' effort
Tony Pulis felt Stoke got to grips with the elements as they held Blackpool to a goalless draw.
By Soriebah Kajue
Last Updated: 30/04/11 7:01pm
Tony Pulis felt that Stoke got to grips with the elements as they held Blackpool to a goalless draw at Bloomfield Road.
A gusty wind swept across the Lancashire ground throughout the 90 minutes and it made things slightly awkward for both teams.
But the Potters boss felt his side slightly shaded the game as they took another step towards securing a top-10 Premier League finish.
"The wind was with Blackpool for the first half and they had more of the play down our side of the pitch, although I felt that we had the best chances," he told Sky Sports.
"In the second half, I felt that we took control of the game, and like I say, the result is a fair result in a lot of respects.
"But it was an honest game with a lot of people having a go and plenty of effort.
"Blackpool are a really committed team and they make you play for every pass and challenge, and they get men forward and attack you on both sides of the pitch.
"But I felt that we were a little bit unlucky not to get the three points but it was a good clean sheet, but it was always going to be a difficult game for us."
Stoke should have won the game when their record signing Kenwyne Jones beat Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks to the ball and rounded him but somehow missed an open net.
It had been in stark contrast to his recent goalscoring form that had seen him net in each of his last four games.
Pulis added: "Kenwyne has done brilliant for us all season and we are delighted with him, but strikers are going to score great goals and miss chances.
"He will probably have a look at that tonight and turn his head."