Wolverhampton Wanderers could only manage a draw with Leeds United this weekend.

The club failed to make it four straight victories in the Premier League.

Hwang Hee-chan gave the visitors a great start, scoring after 10 minutes.

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Hwang Hee-chan (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But disappointingly, Wolves never really pushed for another goal.

In the end, Bruno Lage’s side had just four shots on target in the 90 minutes.

There is definitely work to be done in order to prevent a slip back into negative results.

Saturday’s game was not littered with contentious refereeing decisions.

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Romain Saiss and Raphinha (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

But there were one or two talking points involving Robert Jones and VAR David Coote, and former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his verdict on them for Sky Sports.

Firstly, some believed Romain Saiss should have seen red for his challenge on Raphinha.


Gallagher said: “I thought Saiss was very lucky. I don’t think this challenge is too dissimilar from the one which saw Pogba sent off.

“What I would say is that the referee doesn’t have the best view, he thinks Raphinha hurdles Saiss because he actually penalises the Wolves defender for handball.”

The force of the challenge from Saiss meant Raphinha was forced to leave the action.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

In injury-time, Nelson Semedo gave away a penalty when he bundled Joe Gelhardt over.

Some have argued it was very soft, but Gallagher believes the penalty call was correct.

“When you look at this initially you think it’s a clumsy challenge, but when you look at it again, Semedo actually pushes Gelhardt with force”, he said. “If you do that, the referee has no option but to give a penalty if he sees that.”

Things could have been worse for Wolves

Many fans were frustrated with the end result, but Wolves could easily have ended up losing against Leeds.

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Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Another referee could easily have brandished a red card to Saiss, and that would have put Wolves right up against it.

Wolves were able to finish the game with 11, and that might actually have helped seal a point.

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