The loss leaves Stoke 12th in the Premier League, but Mark Hughes' men fought back from two goals down to go in at the break level at the Britannia Stadium.
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"I thought our all-round work-rate was fantastic and there are a lot of plus-points to come out of the game – we scored three goals and looked a real threat at times," he told the club's official website.
"I've always said that if the delivery is right I'll score goals and the delivery was right on a number of occasions.
"When we cross the ball like that we're always going to be a threat.
"It was great to get on the scoresheet but disappointing to be on the wrong end of a result like that."