The Potters boss was cursing his luck again as his side were moments from securing a precious victory at West Ham until Andy Carroll climbed off the bench to snatch a 1-1 draw in the last minute.
Report and reaction to follow.
Stoke remain 19th in the table, five points adrift of safety with four matches remaining, one of which is against Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool at Anfield, while West Ham - who saw three goals ruled out - are seven clear of the drop zone. We're willing to fight and we have got the supporters behind us.
The hosts are expected to be without the services of Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram, Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio.
West Ham are a very hard side to predict, just look at their last two home games for evidence of that; they were abysmal in the 0-3 loss to Burnley, brilliant in the 3-0 win over Southampton.
West Ham had three goals disallowed, two for offside and a late Javier Hernandez "winner" chalked off for handball against Carroll.
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That year he went on to win the first of 10 Barcelona titles, the first of seven Rome Masters and the first of 10 French Opens. Concerning his health and spontaneity in the game as he's about to return fully to action, he said: "I feel good", he said.
Having gone a goal down to Crouch's goal, Carroll was brought on by David Moyes with five minutes remaining and his impact was nearly instant as he volleyed well from Aaron Cresswell's cross to earn West Ham a draw.
"I hope the last four games we can stay together and win a minimum of three games".
West Ham have really struggled this Premier League season. "If it's a shove in the back, it's a penalty, but we played on and he (referee Michael Oliver) didn't give it and, in the end, it's a point, so we'll take it". Obviously, the two other guys [Butland and Pickford] they are getting really close.
But the striker knows he must first focus on doing the business for West Ham.
But unless they have a turnaround in fortune in the final four games, he will not have many more chances to extend that record.
But then came a mistake that could just confirm his loss of the England number one shirt, only a week after he put in his best performance of the season.