Everton manager David Moyes felt his side deserved something from the 2-0 defeat at Stoke.
The Toffees were sunk by a Kenwyne Jones header and a second Phil Jagielka own goal in three games, in what was their first defeat in five Premier League games.
"I don't think the score justified the result. I thought we played well enough to get something out of the game," Moyes said.
"We played really well in the first half but found ourselves 1-0 down.
"We didn't do so well in the second half but I don't think the score was the correct score."