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Lage bemoans Wolves players getting distracted in buildup to Leeds' equaliser

Wolves manager Bruno Lage bemoaned his players getting distracted by a prone Leeds player in the lead-up to the goal which made it 2-2.

He said it happened in the build-up to Manchester United’s goal in the 1-0 win at Molineux in August and it happened again last night.

Wolves had the game in the palm of their hand and although Raul Jimenez’s red card was clearly the turning point, their defending thereafter was so poor too.

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He told Sky Sports: “What I have is pride in my players because what we did in the first 45 minutes was very good.

“One more time, the second goal, one man down from Leeds on the floor, and we are worried more with him than the team mates and they score the second goal.

“Happened once with Man United here and happens one time again. This is things we need to learn. We need to be more experienced and grow up.”

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The Raul red card will dominate the post-match discussion and it was the wrong decision to send the Wolves frontman off.

But Wolves have to keep their heads and manage the situation better than they did. The defending for the equalising goal was farcical.

That is not what Lage has come to expect from his players and they have repeated an error from the start of the season, which will frustrate him immensely.