Pulis - Woodgate was lucky

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Stoke boss Tony Pulis admitted defender Jonathan Woodgate was fortunate not to be sent off after his side registered a fourth successive Barclays Premier League success away to Wolves.

Makeshift left-back Woodgate had already been booked when he brought down Matt Jarvis for a penalty which was converted by Stephen Hunt. But referee Anthony Taylor did not brandish a second yellow card and Pulis was able to substitute Woodgate after just 19 minutes and reorganise to good effect.

Pulis said: "Jonathan played really well against Tottenham. His first challenge today was a poor challenge (for the booking) and that puts you on edge straight away. We had a bit of good fortune there. If he had sent him off, we probably couldn't have argued about it."

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