Poor Wiley leaves Pulis fuming

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis thought the referee denied his ten-man side three points against high-flying Manchester City on Tuesday.

Just three days after the two sides had drawn 1-1 at Eastlands in an FA Cup fifth round clash, the Potters again performed admirably to claim a point against Roberto Mancini's team.

But Pulis could not understand why referee Alan Wiley ruled Ryan Shawcross' late effort out for what was deemed to be a foul on goalkeeper Shay Given.

The City boss had no qualms about Abdoulaye Faye's red card earlier in the match, but said:"The goal in the second half is a good goal. There is no doubt Ryan gets up. Look at (Kolo) Toure's reaction – his head is in his hands and he is on his knees.

"It is a good goal and why the referee has disallowed it I just don't know, and it is very disappointing for us.

"It was a good decision to send Abi off, but there were certain incidents that I am not too pleased with.

"We had a player (Robert Huth) given a three-game suspension after an incident a couple of months back. The referee missed an incident, the FA looked at it and suspended him for three games.

"There were incidents in the first half with Manchester City players where I think it is as bad if not worse. We got ours sent off but one or two of theirs didn't even get booked. It is pretty poor really."

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