Stoke City hardman Jonathan Walters slams Michael Owen on Twitter for Charlie Adam criticism

Jonathan Walters will not let pundits criticise his team-mates.

Last weekend there were plenty of top goals scored in the Premier League. While Jermain Defoe's volley against Newcastle United for Sunderland might have stolen the show, Charlie Adam also fired in a fairly impressive strike.

The Stoke midfielder netted from well inside his own half, beating Chelsea's star stopper Thibaut Courtois with a ferocious effort from range.

But despite the obvious ability it takes to score such a goal, not everyone was impressed.

Michael Owen doubted the quality of the goal on BT Sport, as you can see in this video below.

Now, a Stoke City player has backed up his team-mate, by responding on Twitter.

Jonathan Walters is not one to mince his words, on and off the pitch, and he slammed Owen for the comments - accusing him of double standards, saying he would not have said the same about David Beckham's strike against Wimbledon back in 1996.

There is no doubting Adam's goal deserves plenty of credit. Is it goal of the season? Maybe, maybe not - but nobody should belittle the strike.

If you do, well you may have Stoke hardman Walters to deal with.

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