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Stoke's Sanli in dispute with Potters boss over substitution

Stoke boss Tony Pulis will have clear the air talks with Tuncay Sanli after the Turkey international stormed straight down the tunnel on Sunday after he was hauled off during the Potters' 2-1 defeat to Hull City. The former Middlesbrough man suffered the indignity of being substituted on and off inside the space of seven minutes, with Abdoulaye Faye's late dismissal forcing Pulis into a tactical reshuffle.

"We put him on to try to make things happen," Pulis explained in the Sentinel.

"But as soon as we're down to 10 men we have to bring on another defender to give us a back four.

"Unfortunately it was Tunny who made way. It's not about Tuncay or me, it's about the team. It was either him or Dave Kitson who came off.

"I will have a chat with him, and I can understand his disappointment.

"It's not that I don't understand his feelings and his pride being hurt. I've got no problems with that, but it wouldn't stop me doing it again if I thought it was right for the team.

"If I'd brought Kits off, he would have been disappointed. But one of them had to go. I'm not concerned about an individual, I'm concerned about the team."

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