Wolves battled diligently against Manchester City until they were undone by a contentious penalty decision and lost 1-0.
Raheem Sterling scored the winner – his 100th Premier League goal – and his England teammate Conor Coady has had his say on that decision.
“For me, it wasn’t a pen. Usually, you can tell. I get on with the referees really well, all of them, I get on with them really well and haven’t got a bad word to say about them, but sometimes you can see from the players’ reaction,” said Coady.
“You tend to look and think, ‘Oh hang on, that looks a bit dodgy, that one there.’ I think you can really tell by his reaction that he was raging in the fact it got given.
“I’ve not seen it back, I’ve come straight here, but I’ve been told it wasn’t, and for a game like this, of this magnitude, against this sort of team, to be decided on a contentious decision is massively disappointing, from our point of view.
“But we’ve given everything, and we’ll take that confidence into the next one at Brighton.”
Coady also drew plenty of praise for his performance on Twitter as part of a resolute defensive effort.
Wolves did not offer much going forward – and of course Raul Jimenez’s daft dismissal played a part in that – but the defensive performance was again impressive.
As per WhoScored, Coady made three blocks and interceptions as well as six clearances, more than any other player in a Wolves shirt.
Here is how his performance went down online after another frustrating afternoon for Wolves against one of the best sides in the country.
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