Stoke City boss Tony Pulis felt that Charlie Adam should not have been sent off against Tottenham.
We all know and hate Charlie Adam for his “history” with Gareth Bale, but the angry Scot was again at his annoying best today. There’s no doubt our away support played a massive part in winding Adam up which led to him seeing red – literally.
His manager however felt that he should not have been booked for either challenge which goes a long way to sum up Stoke’s method of football.
“I don’t think Charlie has touched (Jan) Vertonghen on the first one and on the second one he’s made a mistake by sliding in but again I don’t think he touches him,” Pulis told Sky after our win.
“It’s disappointing because I watch football day in, day out and you see some challenges that don’t even get bookings, then you see two challenges like that one today getting a sending-off.
“What disappoints me is there was a full house here for a great day to watch a really good game of football and it has just been taken away from them. The game was then not a game.
“Good teams will frustrate the life out of you and what you mustn’t do is get dragged into it and lose your shape and your discipline.
“We’re disappointed in particular with their second goal because it was a deflection that let their lad in. That was the little bit of luck we needed that maybe we didn’t get today.”
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