Nov 3, 2012 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčCarrow Road
NorwichNorwich City
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StokeStoke City
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Tony Pulis pleased with Everton comparison

Pulis pleased with Everton comparison
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Tony Pulis claims that he took it as a compliment when Steven Gerrard compared the playing styles of Stoke and Everton.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has insisted that he has taken Steven Gerrard's criticism of the club's playing style as a compliment.

The Liverpool captain compared the apparent long-ball tactics of the Potters and Everton following their 2-2 Merseyside derby draw last weekend.

However, rather than be offended by the comments, Pulis has instead revealed his delight at being mentioned alongside the high-flying Toffees.

He said: "Actually I thought it was a compliment! I know Steven has apologised for what he's said but I actually took it as a compliment that Everton play like Stoke.

"Everton have done fantastic this season and are a good side. I've got a great respect for Gerrard. He's a great advert for English football.

"Was I surprised? No. People know me by now and I don't give a flying... I don't take the criticism to heart, if it could even be classed as criticism."

Gerrard has since retracted the comments and apologised to both clubs.

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