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Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland the best in Britain - Paul Lambert

Stoke manager Paul Lambert refused to blame Jack Butland for his side's failure to win at Leicester, describing his goalkeeper as the best in Britain.

Stoke remain in the Premier League relegation places after an error from Butland meant they had to settle for a point from a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium after Xherdan Shaqiri had put them ahead.

The keeper gifted Leicester an equaliser with an own goal midway through the second half when he misjudged a Marc Albrighton cross.

But asked whether the 24-year-old should carry any blame, Lambert said: "None whatsoever. I'm just disappointed he's not Scottish.

"Butland, in my opinion, is the best goalkeeper in Britain without a shadow of a doubt. Honestly he is an absolutely brilliant goalkeeper, he really is.

"He'll make mistakes, like any other footballer, but more importantly he's a top class keeper and a top class guy to have around the football club.

"He made some terrific saves -- I think the one to his right [from a Riyad Mahrez strike] was his best save."

Leicester boss Claude Puel added: "Congratulations to the opponent's goalkeeper, because he played very well.

"Their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves, but during our period of pressure in the second half we needed to find more."


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