Stoke boss Tony Pulis spoke of Jon Walters' "British bulldog spirit" after the Potters forward made an impressive return to form with two goals in this evening's 4-1 extra-time FA Cup third-round replay victory over Crystal Palace.

The 29-year-old's double in the additional period at the Britannia Stadium - which put his side 3-1 up - came three days after he had scored a brace of own-goals and missed a penalty in the 4-0 Barclays Premier League loss to Chelsea.

"I wasn't going to play Jon tonight - I had decided on Friday that I would give him a rest," Pulis said of the England-born Republic of Ireland international.

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