Stoke keeper Butland proud of Premier League debut

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland was delighted to make his debut in their draw with Everton.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland was delighted to make his debut in their draw with Everton.

The 20-year-old was called on at half-time against Everton after an Achilles tendon injury to Thomas Sorensen.

Butland said: "Shortly before half-time Andy Quy, the goalkeeping coach told me to make sure I was ready. Hopefully Tommy's all right and it's not too bad.

"It was a brilliant experience, fantastic to make my Stoke debut and first appearance in the Premier League as well, it's just unfortunate we couldn't seal it with a win.

"It was a grind at the end and the lads did well to keep them out for as long as we did.

"Unfortunately it was a penalty. It would have been the icing on the cake if I'd saved it so it was disappointing in the end but, overall, I was really pleased with the day."

 
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