Man City were better than us - Pulis

"Manchester City were better than us but we will take that on the chin," admits Tony Pulis after his team's 3-0 loss at Eastlands.

Pulis hails the quality of Man City's squad and says they must have been "distraught" to have gone out of the Champions League, insisting that the Blues could have had "a right crack at it this season."

Pulis says Stoke were always likely to struggle given that they were without Ryan Shawcross, Glen Whelan and Peter Crouch: "the spine of our team".

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