Stoke manager Tony Pulis was left dejected after his side's five-match unbeaten run came to an end against Blackpool.
Ricardo Fuller, Matthew Etherington and Rory Delap all saw efforts come back off the woodwork while Robert Huth saw his goal-bound header superbly blocked by Seasiders goalkeeper Richard Kingson. DJ Campbell's strike proved to be decisive as Ian Holloway's side secured a fine away win.
Pulis said: "We knew it would be an open game. We have watched a lot of Blackpool this year and they are playing roulette football.
"They are throwing the dice and hoping things will drop for them. They are very positive with it and playing with no fear.
"I have never known us to have so many chances in the game since we won promotion. We have hit the woodwork and people were getting in the way of each other. I have just said to the players I cannot fault them. If we had petered out with 20 minutes to go I could have had a go at them.
"But even in the last three minutes of injury time we have had chances to score. Sometimes you have to take it on the chin and this is one of those occasions."