I Didn’t Call Sanchez A Cheat, Insist Pulis

Free-kicks are almost as dangerous as penalties, the WBA manager said, arguing referees should take more care in key decisions around the box
Tony Pulis insists he did not call Alexis Sanchez a cheat, but the West Brom manager wants all officials to “be absolutely spot on” when awarding free-kicks in the future.

The Baggies boss was furious when referee Bobby Madley blew for a foul on Sanchez in the opening minutes of Arsenal’s 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium on Monday.

Pulis – who also felt his side were denied a clear penalty after Shkodran Mustafi caught Jay Rodriguez when the score was still 0-0 –  accused the Chile forward of simulation during his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

Speaking ahead of West Brom’s home game with Watford on Saturday, the Welshman made clear it was not a personal attack, but his honest appraisal of the incident.

“I didn’t call him a cheat – I said the incident was cheating,” Pulis told the media.

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