Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes was sent off as a substitute against Leeds United – and footage of the incident seemingly from a fan at Molineux has now surfaced.
As the game was petering out, Leeds scored a controversial goal to make it 4-2.
It was Rodrigo who scored, after being played through on goal by Crysencio Summerville. Just before he made the pass though, Summerville pulled Adama Traore’s shirt.
It knocked the Spaniard off balance, and he couldn’t regain possession of the ball.
Traore should perhaps have played to the whistle. But it was surely a foul.
Referee Michael Salisbury didn’t blow for a free-kick. He was then urged to look at the incident again via the pitchside monitor.
He did not change his mind, and Leeds’ fourth goal was allowed to stand.
After the goal went in from Rodrigo, there was fury on the Wolves bench.
Julen Lopetegui led the protestations, with other members of staff and players getting involved.
Amid the chaos, Nunes was given a red card by Salisbury. It had been suggested that Nunes had pushed the linesman.
Wolves are going to appeal this decision, with Lopetegui saying the linesman just backed into Nunes.
And now, footage of the incident has circulated online.
Twitter used @BG__85 shared a short clip of Leeds’ goal, and in the bottom right corner, it does appear as though the linesman backs into Nunes.
Video footage of Matheus Nunes against Leeds may prove his innocence
This is a very interesting video that has surfaced. And it is something that really does suggest Nunes didn’t do anything wrong.
Presuming nothing happened after this particular moment, Nunes’ red card will surely be overturned.
It is unclear whether Wolves will actually use this video clip as part of their appeal.
You would think there would be cameras at Molineux that picked up what happened.
Hopefully, the red card for Nunes will indeed be overturn. While he isn’t in particularly good form at the moment, Wanderers obviously need the midfield maestro available.