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Hughes: We deserved all three points

SoccerNews in English Premier League 11 Apr 2015

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes his side deserved all three points from their Premier League encounter with West Ham United on Saturday.

A late stoppage-time goal from Marko Arnautovic rescued a 1-1 at Upton Park after Sam Allardyce’ side took the lead through Aaron Cresswell’s early strike.

And having seen Arnautovic have two previous strikes ruled out for offside, Hughes was left in no doubt that his side deserved a win.

He told the club’s official website: “I thought we were the totally dominant team today.

“After the setback of the goal we conceded early, we had to really bounce back and try and get back into the game.

“It looked for a long time that we weren’t going to be able to do it and we tried almost everything, we had two goals chalked for off side, hit the inside of the post and had chances blocked.

“In terms of possession we totally dominated as an away team so when we got into the fourth minute of added on time it looked as though it wasn’t going to be our day.

“Credit to the lads, I thought they were brilliant and they were determined to get something out of this game.” 

Stoke came into this contest on the back of three consecutive Premier League defeats, and Hughes was relieved to halt their losing streak.

He added: “It was really important for us to get something out of this game after our recent run and I’m glad we managed to do that in the end.”

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