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Watching: Tony Pulis has described Stoke's progress to the last 32 of the Europa League as a "milestone" for the club. Kenwyne Jones' header ensured Stoke drew with Dynamo Kiev to go further than they ever have before in Europe. "What we've done is fantastic and we've qualified from what I think is the toughest group," said Pulis. "It's the first time this football club has ever achieved this, so it's another milestone and is testimony to everything we're trying to do." Stoke's only previous foray into European competition was in the 1970s, when the Potters were twice eliminated in the first round of the old Uefa Cup - first by Kaiserslautern and then by Dutch giants Ajax. But Stoke foiled Dynamo - who fielded 10 of the team that defeated Manchester City in last season's competition - and need just one point at Besiktas to confirm their status as Group E winners. "That's nine games in Europe and nine games unbeaten. It's a great, great achievement," said an ecstatic Pulis. "It's very difficult for Premier League teams to play in the Europa League because you come back and every game is like a cup final. "You can look at other European leagues and the strength in depth isn't as great. It's a real struggle in that respect but we want to do well. /football on Youtube brings you the latest football news, transfer rumours and footballing gossip from the English Premier League and European Champions League.
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