Spotland Stadium

Next Game

Rochdale v Stoke

Monday, 26 January 2015, 20:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

The King Power Stadium

Last Game

Leicester 0 - 1 Stoke

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pulis disappointed by referee

Stoke boss Tony Pulis revealed his frustration at the decisions that he felt cost his side in their 1-0 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road.

Last Updated: 04/11/12 at 08:45 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Pulis felt Charlie Adam was fouled in the build-up to Bradley Johnson's headed winner, and also attacked the decision to book his midfielder in the first half.

"It's very disappointing," said Pulis. "For the goal it is a free-kick on Charlie [Adam], and then down the other end their lad just falls over and is given a free-kick.

"There was a similar incident in the first half where Charlie is pushed in the back, and the referee has actually given them a free-kick and booked Charlie.

"It's very, very disappointing. Sometimes, because it is Stoke City, there is a perception about us. He has got decisions wrong."

On the subject of diving, Pulis feels that an alternative approach is needed, adding: "They have got to be careful. I am an advocate, but it should be retrospective on a Monday. It is difficult, we can see the problems it can cause.

"If we see on a Monday that there has been diving or cheating we can give them three, four or five games, but it's difficult to just pull one out of the bag because everyone is talking about it."

Stoke are now without a victory in their last 15 away league games, whilst Norwich have seven points from their last nine available.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Cambridge United chairman Dave Doggett to invest money from Manchester United tie in improving stadium

Cambridge United chairman Dave Doggett will invest revenue from the FA Cup replay at Manchester United in the stadium.

Transfer news: Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be 'dream' to join Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says it would be "a dream" to play for Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea: Mourinho gives flops silent treatment

Jose Mourinho was so disappointed by Chelsea's defeat to League One Bradford that he dished out the silent treatment.

Mail Box

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company