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Lambert vows Stoke will bounce back after relegation

Lambert vows Stoke will bounce back after relegation

Stoke City started slowly but grew into the game and were close to getting the lead through Mame Biram Diouf's glanced header.

Part of the reason Palace chairman Steve Parish appointed Frank de Boer as manager last summer was a desire to evolve the club's style of play.

Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri has already said he will seek talks with the club over his future, while goalkeeper Jack Butland has been linked with Liverpool and Wolves. On Saturday, the Potters host Crystal Palace at bet365 Stadium.

Buoyed by Shaqiri's moment of magic, Stoke unsurprisingly started the second period in confident fashion.

James McArthur tied the match in the 68th minute.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is making it increasingly hard for Gareth Southgate to leave him at home this summer.

Home fans streamed out of the Bet365 Stadium immediately after Patrick van Aanholt's victor, with long-time chairman, Peter Coates, looking on miserably.

Wolves are looking ahead to next season where they will be back in the Premier League after a six-year absence from the top-flight.

Toni Kroos 'surprised, impressed' by Liverpool in Champions League
The Egyptian striker will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the recently crowned double player-of-the-season. This season I'm seeing a very clinical player, every opportunity, every chance he takes'.

Paul Lambert is confident Stoke City are well placed to bounce straight back into the Premier League after their relegation was confirmed on an emotional day at bet365 Stadium. Crystal Palace won the match 2-1.

The Potters are three points behind 17th-placed Swansea with one game remaining, but the Swans' midweek fixture against third-bottom Southampton means Lambert's side can not escape the drop zone.

Palace secured their Premier League survival with the win.

Zaha has directly been involved in 13 of Palace's Premier League goals this season (eight goals, five assists) including five goals in his last four games (scoring four, assisting once) as the importance of games increased.

West Brom will join the Potters in the Championship next season if they fail to beat Tottenham this afternoon.

The Eagles registered an emphatic 5-0 home win over Leicester City last weekend.

Captain Mark Noble doubled their advantage with a sensational strike just after the hour, capitalising on a dropping ball and unleashing a long-range volley that found the net via the post.

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