Premier League - Pulis enraged by Olsson

Tue, 01 Mar 00:59:00 2011

Stoke manager Tony Pulis's bad mood after watching his side concede a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with West Brom at the Britannia Stadium was compounded by Jonas Olsson breaking the glass in a picture of the stadium.

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The defender was, according to Baggies boss Roy Hodgson, upset after a Stoke player refused to shake hands at the end of the game but Pulis has refused to accept the excuse.

"Olsson smashed some memorabilia and that is very disappointing when it happens. Hopefully Roy will deal with it," he said.

"If you can't control yourself by not smashing someone else's property because someone refuses to shake your hand that is not an excuse. That has been paid for by this club and he has no right to break things like that."

Carlos Vela cancelled out Rory Delap's 53rd-minute header with a controversial equaliser three minutes from time in which the Mexico international appeared to be offside.

Pulis was certain about the legality - or otherwise - of the goal and he added: "It is offside. It is a very poor decision by a linesman who is looking straight at it."

West Brom manager Roy Hodgson was thankful for the quality of on-loan forward Carlos Vela after the substitute rescued his side a point.

Vela had come to Hodgson's rescue at home to Wolves a week ago on Sunday when he hit a 90th-minute equaliser and a similar intervention ensured Hodgson remains unbeaten in his two matches since taking over from Roberto Di Matteo.

"We have the luxury of horses for courses and in Vela and Peter Odemwingie we have two very gifted players," said the West Brom boss.

"I was not convinced the game would suit them in the early part and I always had the thought if it opened up in the second half they would be very useful players to bring on and fortunately I was proved right."

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