Chelsea defender David Luiz criticised over lunge in Stoke clash
Chelsea defender David Luiz has come under fire once more after a reckless challenge on Stoke forward Jonathan Walters at the end of the sides' Premier League clash.
David Luiz, 25, flew in on the Irish international as the game headed into injury-time, catching the player's shin and prompting a furious reaction from the opposition.
Most who have seen replays of the challenge, including Luiz's manager Roberto di Matteo, accept that the former Benfica man should have seen a red card for the incident.
"It is a dreadful challenge and I really do think a referee of Premiership standard should see that for what it was," Pulis told Sky Sports.
"[The ref] has done well today, because he has not given Chelsea any penalties. There were three or four incidents that we have watched on the telly and people have just thrown themselves to the ground."
Di Matteo, too, accepted that the challenge could have done serious damage: "It was a strong tackle. Fortunately he did not catch the player fully, because I think he could have hurt him. But we accept the referee's decision and we move on from that."