Pulis: Good luck to Latics

BY foxsports • May 22, 2011

The Potters dominated the opening period but Emmerson Boyce cleared off the line to ensure the Latics went in all square at the interval. Roberto Martinez's side then improved significantly after the re-start before Stoke had a good penalty shout turned down when Antolin Alcaraz climbed over Kenwyne Jones in the box. Hugo Rodallega then netted the winner with 12 minutes remaining as the Latics stayed up at the expense of relegation rivals Blackpool and Birmingham. Afterwards Pulis was disappointed to end the season with another loss following the recent reversals to Manchester City but thought fair play to the visitors. He said: "We took the first half and it was really disappointing that we didn't come in winning the game. "They rode their luck a little bit in certain areas and there were some generous decisions that also went their way - but I've got to be careful not to incur the wrath of the FA. "In the first 20 minutes of the second half we were poor. We started as if the game had already been won and it was all over. "Wigan were fighting for their lives and although we got some balls in the box we never looked like scoring in the second half. "It's gone Wigan's way - they rode their luck and good luck to them."

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