Pulis calls for protection

02 November 2009 12:24
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Tony Pulis believes referee Chris Foy could have done more to help Ricardo Fuller in Stoke's 2-2 draw with Wolves.[LNB] Fuller was fouled twice early on, resulting in him being hampered for the rest of the match, yet no yellow cards were shown for either incident.[LNB]Pulis feels the Wolves players should have been punished and has questioned whether Fuller was given enough protection.[LNB]"The first two challenges on Ric were absolutely shocking," he told The Sentinel.[LNB]"We are being told all the time that referees are going to look after skilful players. You have a look at the back of Ric's Achilles [LNB]"He got kicked on the knee and got a cut on the back of his calf, so he struggled for the rest of the game.[LNB]"He's got a stud mark right below the knee. If that had been us playing away from home, we'd have been punished for that.[LNB]"You don't want to see players booked, but those first two tackles on Ricardo... if they aren't bookings then there isn't going to be any bookings in a game."[LNB]EtheringtonPulis has also heaped praise on Matthew Etherington after the winger scored his first league goal for the club to establish a 2-0 lead just before half-time.[LNB]It was a stunning volley from the edge of the box by Etherington, while Pulis was also impressed by his overall contribution.[LNB]"I thought Matty was brilliant first half. He's most probably playing some of the best football of his life right now," hailed the Potters boss.[LNB]"In the second half as well he's looked dangerous whenever we got the ball to him, but we didn't get the ball to him often enough."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports