Mark Hughes was proud of his Stoke players after they delivered a club-record points tally in the Premier League.
The Potters' draw at relegated Burnley took them to 51 points - the most they have ever registered in their seven years in the Premier League - and also ensures successive top-half finishes in the top flight for the first time in 40 years.
The record could have been brought up with a win, but Mame Diouf spurned two good opportunities to break the deadlock, while Jonathan Walters also missed a good chance for the Potters. "We got 50 last year, and ninth position, but we had to work harder for it this year - we've have had more injuries to key personnel that we've had to deal with, but we have come though as a group and been really strong," said Hughes.
"Today wasn't anything like the level we hit last weekend; it was difficult conditions, I think everybody could see that.
"In the end we just found a way to make sure we took something out of the game and, thankfully, results elsewhere went for us and we have confirmed ninth in the Premier League. Back-to-back top 10 finishes is something this club hasn't done for 40-odd years, so it's a real achievement and something we are all very proud of."
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