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Pulis confused by referee's decision

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has expressed his disappointment at referee Kevin Friend for his advantage played during Reading's equalising penalty in their 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The 54-year old witnessed his side take the lead on 34 minutes, thanks to a debut goal from new signing and former Reading target Michael Kightly. However, the game turned when Kevin Friend awarded a penalty to the Royals, despite letting play go on as Noel Hunt's follow up shot was saved by Asmir Begovic. Striker Adam Le Fondre scored the resulting spot kick to give the home side a share of the points.

Speaking to SkySports, Pulis said: 'I'm disappointed obviously because of the lateness of their goal. And looking at it, it looks as though Deano has caught the lad but the referee has played on and the lad's had a shot, which Asmir's saved and then he's pulled it back and given a penalty so I'd like clarification of that rule.'

'There was a couple of incidents first half with Crouchy, where Peter was fouled and the ball dropped down and he played on. It went the one time to Etherington in the air, the lad's challenged him and then taken the ball away. So just clarification of that rule, if it's a new rule or if it's not a new rule, or how long you're going to get until the referee pulls it back.'


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Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 20 2012

Time: 1:00PM

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Thought the ref had a poor game in general, but the penalty decision was correct, and in fairness the correct outcome of the points being split occurred.
lloyd_17
Agreed, he didn't have the best of games. Could have had one about 10 minutes before when Pog got sandwiched.
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