Pulis unhappy with Cork

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Stoke boss Tony Pulis criticised Jack Cork for his reaction to the challenge that earned Steven Nzonzi a red card in Saturday's 3-3 draw with Southampton and confirmed the Potters will appeal the decision.

The midfielder saw red in the 71st minute of an action-packed game for what referee Mark Clattenburg clearly thought was a dangerous, over-the-top tackle, and Cork reacted as if he had been badly hurt.

Pulis said: "I've spoken to Mark about it and he's going to have a look at it and then take a view from there. You've got to be careful what you say. It's disappointing but you have to get on with it. I was disappointed with the reaction of the player. That didn't help. I'm a great advocate for players getting up and getting on with things and that (Cork's reaction) doesn't help referees."

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