Shotton delighted with Stoke breakthrough

Stoke City defender Ryan Shotton was delighted with his contribution in victory over Everton.

The Stoke Academy graduate's performance will have done him no harm, even if he makes way for Jermaine Pennant at home to in-form Tottenham.

Shotton told The Sentinel: "I am knocking on the door, and when I get the chance, hopefully I can take it.

"My job was stopping Baines getting forward and stopping him getting his crosses in; that is a big threat of theirs.

"We knew how tough it was going to be at Everton. Players like Tim Cahill can change the game so quickly, so we knew we had to stay strong and concentrate.

"When they announced seven minutes of injury time I was a bit worried, but we defended like warriors.

"It was great to see everyone digging in and being there for everybody else."

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