Pulis in penalty admission

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was left fuming with a number of

decisions that went against his side at the Britannia Stadium and

is considering making a formal complaint to manager of the

Professional Game Match Officials Board Mike Riley about the

standard of refereeing. The Reds had two claims for penalties for

handball against Rory Delap and Matthew Upson turned down by

referee Mark Clattenburg, while Dalglish felt the penalty awarded

to Stoke was dubious. After reviewing some of the incidents, Pulis

has conceded Delap’s handball in the first half was a definite

penalty for the visitors. “I think Rory’s was a definite penalty

looking at it,” Pulis told Sky Sports News. “On the day from where

I was I thought it wasn’t, but Rory’s was a definite penalty.

“Matthew Upson’s comes off his thigh onto his hand and I don’t

think it is a penalty. “I can see why he’s given the penalty

against Jamie [Carragher]. Jon’s actually got the wrong side of him

defensively and Jamie has pulled him back and whether he pulls him

back or doesn’t pull him back he is trying to get round him and has

his arm around his waist so I can see why the penalty was given.

“Kenny’s got to do what he has got to do and I am not going to tell

Kenny what to do or I am not going to tell Liverpool Football Club

what to do, they have to do what they have to do. “I spoke to Mike

Riley last year on a couple of occasions and Mike was first class.

“We have a procedure to go through and I am sure Kenny will go

through the same procedure.”