Wolves were just minutes away from winning four Premier League games for the first time in their history on Saturday.

Joe Gelhardt went down under the challenge of Nelson Semedo in the box and Rodrigo converted the penalty.

Bruno Lage thought the spot-kick was a soft decision and now former Molineux man David Edwards has had his say.

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In the Express and Star, Edwards admitted he thought it was a penalty.

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“The late equaliser was very disappointing. Nelson Semedo is on the wrong side of the player, he can’t make that tackle, he has to get his arms up and stay away, he’s got [Conor] Coady and [Jose] Sa to stop Gelhardt,” he wrote.

“I think it was a penalty, you give the referee a decision to make, there’s contact and the young lad goes down.

“I always say to people to not give the referee a decision to make and unfortunately Semedo did that.

 

“I know things happen in the spur of the moment – I did it myself, it’s hard in those moments – but with his experience he’ll be disappointed.”

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As Edwards said, Semedo gave the referee a decision to make. Late on, in front of a raucous Elland Road desperate for a goal, those things can go against you.

Semedo was playing out of position at left-back after Rayan Ait-Nouri came off injured.

Maybe that played a part, but Semedo just had to make sure he made absolutely no contact with Gelhardt.

That cost Wolves, who perhaps also paid for not trying to kill the game while it was 1-0 and Leeds were low on confidence.

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