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Pulis looking for a little luck

By Football News



Stoke boss Tony Pulis lamented a lack of luck after his side's 0-0 draw at home against Sunderland on Saturday.

Stoke had the better of the chances during the encounter, but could not break the deadlock – much to Pulis' disappointment.

"If you have a look at the game on a whole we did have the better opportunities and the best chances and you need a break," he told Sky Sports.

"You need one to drop for you. If we'd have scored one then it's a different game.

"We haven't had much go our way this year.

"But we had the opportunities and when you get those opportunities you need a little bit of luck as well and they break the right side for you and you put them in the back of the net."

Pulis was unaware of the extent of an injury suffered by defender Marc Wilson, after it was feared the Irishman had broken a leg in a challenge with Steven Fletcher.

"He's been sent straight off to hospital so we will wait and see," Pulis said. "We're hoping, fingers crossed, that there's nothing really critical but we won't know until later on."

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill, however, is getting sick of picking up just one point per match, after his side's sixth draw so far this season.

"I think that we're getting stronger," O'Neill said. "Although we've drawn quite a number of times, we've only had the one defeat this season and eventually you would need to turn a couple of draws into wins.

"But I'm hoping in the near future that we're able to do that.

"But it was difficult, it was a difficult game. The wind didn't help, it was swirling all over the place and causing a few problems, more than perhaps maybe the teams could handle.

"I'm pleased eventually that we've got something from the game with all our hard work."