Many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are reeling following last night’s defeat to Liverpool that was littered with poor refereeing decisions.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side put in a good performance overall, but had nothing to show for their efforts in the end, with Diogo Jota striking for the visitors.

There was, once again, a lack of a cutting edge for Wolves.

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The game could have been very different if Craig Pawson had awarded a penalty to the hosts inside two minutes at Molineux.

Alisson spilled a cross and then bundled Nelson Semedo over as he attempted to get to the loose ball.

The incident was a penalty in the eyes of Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, and Romain Saiss also believes it should have been a spot-kick.

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He said post-match (via BBC Sport, 22:41, March 15): “It was clearly a penalty [when Semedo went down].

 

“I think the referee lost a bit the control of the game in the second half but we have to do more to score goals.”

Had Wolves gotten the penalty and converted at such an early stage, it could have boosted confidence significantly and caused Liverpool to really struggle, given their poor recent form.

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£3 million star Saiss (Express & Star) is correct in his assessment of Pawson – there were a number of infringements by Wolves players that simply weren’t fouls, with Willy Boly particularly hard done by in the game.

It was another defeat for Wolves, but the performance was genuinely fine and Nuno will be pleased with what he saw against the reigning league champions.

And the main thing, of course, is that Rui Patricio is OK after his nasty collision that forced him off on a stretcher.

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