Pulis - Sorensen is fine
Tony Pulis played down concerns over Thomas Sorensen's head injury after the Stoke goalkeeper was stretchered off against Everton.
Last Updated: 05/12/11 2:08pm
Tony Pulis played down concerns over Thomas Sorensen's head injury after the goalkeeper was stretchered off in Stoke's 1-0 victory over Everton.
Sorensen collided with Tim Cahill in the second half at Goodison Park on Sunday and had to be carried from the field moments later wearing an oxygen mask.
Asmir Begovic came on for the closing stages as the Potters held on for a clean sheet to pick up three crucial Premier League points.
Pulis later confirmed that Sorensen had suffered from concussion but was fine not long after the final whistle.
"It's mild concussion. 20 or 25 minutes after the game he was OK," Pulis said in The Sentinel.
"He's having his energy drink with the rest of the players, so he's fine. They'd have put smelling salts on him a few years ago."
Pulis admitted that his decision to select Jonathan Woodgate at right-back might have surprised supporters, but does not mind making bold choices.
"You always put yourself on the spot when you pick the team," he said.
"I have been a manager a long time and I respect the opinion of supporters because they have been supporting the club a lot longer than I have been here.
"But everything I do is for this football club, not anybody else.
"I wanted to make us a bit more solid away from home and to get a win here is first class.
"Everton put you under a lot of pressure. They play good football through the pitch and are always asking questions.
"But our two keepers were brilliant and the 10 outfield players worked their socks off."