Rayan Ait-Nouri should have seen red for Wolves, says Dermot Gallagher
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Rayan Ait-Nouri should have seen red for Wolves, says Dermot Gallagher

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has said that Wolverhampton Wanderers got away with one against Sheffield United.

The ex-official was speaking about an incident that occurred in the second-half at Molineux, where Rayan Ait-Nouri challenged Rhian Brewster.

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The Frenchman completely missed the ball and landed on the Blades attacker’s planted ankle.

A foul was actually given against Brewster, who even received a yellow card.

The incident was looked at by VAR (Chris Kavanagh), which did not take any action against £37,000-a-weeo ace Ait-Nouri (Spotrac) and backed the decision given by referee Rob Jones.

Gallagher told Sky Sports: “This was the most amazing decision for me at the weekend.

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“It’s reckless at least. I think he could have easily got a red card. He should get at least a yellow.”

Gallagher adds that he checked on the incident, and was told Ait-Nouri’s challenge didn’t meet the threshold.

Gallagher also apparently enquired as to why it wasn’t a case of mistaken identity.

He said: “It was pointed out that the referee had made that decision on the field, that it was Brewster that had committed the foul and got the yellow card.

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“Therefore it wasn’t mistaken identify because he’d made that decision. Mistaken identity is only if he’d have given a yellow card to Ollie Norwood, who was the closest player to Brewster.”

Ait-Nouri a very lucky boy

It was a red card all day long.

How the VAR did not overturn the original decision is remarkable.

It really does speaks volumes about the standard of officiating in the Premier League.