Stoke are in a dogfight, admits Pulis

Stoke manager Tony Pulis says his side are "in a dogfight" after their 2-0 loss at home to Manchester United extended their winless run to seven games.

Michael Carrick scored an early goal for the visitors, which Pulis says "took the wind out of his players", before a Robin van Persie penalty in the second half put the game beyond Stoke.

The result leaves the Potters just three points clear of the relegation zone and Pulis says his players have to "roll their sleeves up and stay positive" for the remaining five games.

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