Pulis critical of referee Marriner

25 October 2010 07:38
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was left to lament Sunday's 2-1 Premier League loss to Manchester United. Young Mexico international striker Javier Hernandez scored twice to grab all three points after Tuncay had equalised. But Pulis was quick to berate referee Andre Marriner after failing to send off veteran full-back Gary Neville. The 35-year-old wiped out winger Matthew Etherington when sat precariously on a yellow card, but he survived a second caution to stay on the pitch, much to Pulis' frustration. He also praised Tuncay for his recent endeavours and insists he has a future at the Britannia Stadium despite media reports that suggest he is on the verge of departing. "We're desperately disappointed. If that was a Stoke player at Old Trafford do you think he'd still be on the pitch?" he mused. "Their player should have been sent off in my opinion and if we're at Old Trafford and a Stoke player makes two challenges like that then he sends him off. "Tunny has been as good as gold. People report this and that and obviously he's disappointed because he wants to play all the time, but you have to accept that. He's a good lad."

Source: ESA