Paul Lambert says Stoke deserved more from Everton defeat

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

Instead, his players were championed by the 3000 Everton supporters tucked away in the corner of the snowy Britannia Stadium, none more so than Cenk Tosun, who scored twice.

Things really swinged in the Toffees' favour half an hour into the game, however, as Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam was sent off for a reckless tackle on Rooney.

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Stoke had their backs against the wall, however they were able to conjure up an equaliser when Joe Allen's set piece was flicked past Pickford by Choupo-Moting with an outstretched right leg. It was a revival which was short-lived as five minutes later Theo Walcott burst down the right flank and whipped in an excellent ball for Tosun to head in and complete his brace.

Stoke remained three points below the safety zone and with games against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool next month, its 10-year residence in the top flight is in peril.

Turkey worldwide Tosun arrived at the Merseyside club in the January transfer window with the promise of goals but appeared to struggle with the physicality of the English game and found himself relegated to the bench by the manager. "Considering the elements both teams competed with today they've given everything - even Stoke after they went down to 10 men".

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Pinson committed an offensive foul on the other end, opening the door for the Bisons to string together a pair of baskets. It will likely be Pinson and Maye who are tasked with keeping Texas A&M's duo in check throughout the evening.

Lambert's annoyance with the officials was born out of the first of Tosun's goals, which the Stoke boss felt should have been picked up as offside.

Choupo-Moting was only on the pitch seven minutes, coming on in the 72nd minute, scoring the equaliser and then hobbling off.

"I've just seen the first goal back - it's definitely offside", he said.

"I think I've settled in very well. I feel better", he said.

Everton were patient with Stoke, and took the lead in the second-half when Yannick Bolasie's cross was eventually turned in by Turkish striker, Cenk Tosun. I think we deserved at least a point.

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