Pulis takes the point

Stoke battle back to earn a point and relegate Bolton

Controversial goal: Jon Walters put Stoke ahead after appearing to knock the ball out of Adam Bogdan's hands

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Stoke boss Tony Pulis was pleased after his side battled back to earn a point against relegated Bolton.

The Trotters went into the game needing to win to have any chance of staying up and fell behind on 13 minutes after Jon Walters' controversial goal, with the striker appearing to knock the ball out of Adam Bogdan's hands and into the net.

But Robert Huth's attempted clearance ricocheted off Mark Davies to equalise six minutes before the break and namesake Kevin then beat the red-faced Thomas Sorensen with a cross-cum-shot on the stroke of half-time.

But the Potters were not to be denied and equalised with 13 minutes remaining after Bogdan had fouled Peter Crouch in the box.

Pulis said: "We had a responsibility today to everybody in the Premiership to give it our best and that's what we've done.

Bit bizarre

"I thought we were quite comfortable first 25 minutes, really should have been more than one goal up and then, well all the goals were a little bit bizarre.

"But their two goals, I felt when they scored the second one, when that went in in the corner, I really did come in at half-time and think 'well the gods are with Bolton'.

Pulis - We gave 100%

"The lads were saying it was ever so windy out there today and I think we have got to take that into consideration.

"But the four goals are all, you look at them, and they're unusual goals."

He added he felt for opposite number Owen Coyle and Bolton, saying: "They are a famous football club who have been in the Premier League for a long time.

"It's a lesson for everybody, never mind how much you do or how much you don't do, you can't take your foot off the pedal, you've got to be pushing forward all the time.

"Like I say, we're disappointed for them but very, very pleased that again, we've had a very, very good season for this football club."