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Stoke boss Pulis confident Shawcross will bounce back from clanger

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is backing Ryan Shawcross to bounce back from his clanger against Manchester City in their FA Cup draw.

Shawcross gifted City their opener with a slip-up that allowed Shaun Wright-Phillips to score.

"Ryan should have done better with the goal," admitted Pulis of the defender's initial fresh air shot at the ball before, having fallen, he prevented it from bouncing out of play by putting his head on it to give Wright-Phillips a tap-in.

"The first ball that got behind us was disappointing but he still should have done better.

"But, credit to Ryan, he picked himself up and had a good game in the end."

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