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Potters start concerns Pulis
17 Aug 2008 - 11:11:30
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis accused his side of naive defending after they lost their Premier League opener 3-1 at the hands of Bolton Wanderers.
The Potters' first taste of top-flight football since the 1984/5 season began on the wrong foot as they found themselves 3-0 down at half-time at the Reebok Stadium.
Pulis' side improved after the break but only found the net in stoppage time through a Ricardo Fuller consolation.
"We were looking fine in the first 25 minutes but we dropped our heads after the first goal," he said.
"The other two goals were disappointing - they came from set-pieces and were were naive in both situations.
"I think the scoreline is a bit harsh as one or two things did not go our way."