Wolves slipped to defeat in the Premier League last night, losing 2-1 to Everton at Molineux.
Nuno’s side again struggled in the absence of key players, with Michael Keane popping up with the winner in the second half for the Toffees.
Perhaps Wolves didn’t deserve to lose, but it can be argued not enough was shown to warrant three points either.
There may well have been a golden opportunity to steal a draw via the penalty spot, when Yerry Mina appeared to foul Ki-Jana Hoever in the area with just minutes to go.
The Colombia international was marking the 18-year-old at a corner and caught him in the face with a forearm, and the incident was hardly given any attention by the Sky Sports commentary team.
It was also missed by the referee and VAR, and broadcaster and Wolves fan Jacqui Oatley branded it ‘clever’ play by Mina.
She said on Twitter: “Clever/naughty from Mina, elbowing Hoever in the head in the box as the Wolves defender attempted to score from a corner in the 93rd minute.
“Missed by the ref and seemingly VAR too (as well as the other players). Hoever in too much pain to protest.”
Ultimately no penalty was given, and Wolves were condemned to their eighth defeat of the campaign.
On social media, quite a few Wolves fans were in agreement with Oatley’s assessment and could not understand the decision:
Totally agree, definitely a penalty 🤷♂️
— Jonathan Peat (@Jonny_Peanut) January 12, 2021
Should have been a penalty to Wolves and a red card! Can’t get much more clear and obvious than that?
— Dave Stockton (@_DaveStockton) January 12, 2021
How on earth VAR missed this is beyond me. Was waiting for it to get reviewed and it never came…
— Paul Riley (@footballfactman) January 12, 2021
It’s a red, he’s led directly with it.
— CJPS (@CJ061288) January 12, 2021
100%, when I saw the replay I expected VAR to ask the Ref to look at the monitor.
— JGair (@gairo1966) January 12, 2021
— Peter Handley (@TheBerts) January 12, 2021
When Mina forearmed hoever – why wasn’t it a penalty?
— Rich (@farrowmr) January 12, 2021