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Pulis cool despite crucial win

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Tony Pulis saluted his Stoke players after seeing them earn their first away win of the season at West Brom - but insisted the Potters still have work to do to ensure Barclays Premier League survival.

Goals from Ricardo Fuller and James Beattie - his sixth in 10 games since moving to Stoke - sent the Baggies nearer to relegation.

Pulis said: "Every game is going to be important. This was going to be difficult for us, a local derby, and with West Brom desperate for the result as well - so it was an important result."

He added: "But we have got to keep our feet on the ground. There is still a way to go yet.

"We've won a game, the next one is Newcastle which is a massive game, and we will try and get the best result we can and then move on.

"There is certainly no complacency at this football club."

Pulis added: "The monkey is off our back with the way win. I am very pleased we have done it with the fans not having to travel too far from home because they will have a great night tonight.

"It has been disappointing that we haven't had the win until now but we have played very well away from home. We just haven't got the results we deserved.

"But this is all new territory and new experiences and the players have to glean things from that. We've got to try and build on this if we can."

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