Cup rescheduling angers Pulis

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Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has criticised the scheduling of his side's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Wolves.

The Potters' trip to Molineux – switched to Sunday – is followed by two Premier League games, at Liverpool next Wednesday and then the early kick-off at home to Sunderland three days later.

This weekend's game was moved on police advice from Saturday, as neighbouring Birmingham and Aston Villa are both at home that afternoon. "If the Wolves game had to be changed, I would have it on the Friday," he said. "Playing on Friday would have given us more time to prepare for Liverpool.

"What makes it worse is that Liverpool and Sunderland are out of the Cup, so are putting their feet up over the weekend."