There was controversy surrounding Jeff Hendrick’s goal for Newcastle against Wolves at Molineux last Saturday.

Jose Sa went down after a collision with Joelinton in the build up to the Republic of Ireland international’s strike from outside the box.

Bruno Lage was so incensed by the decision to award the goal instead of stopping the game so that Sa could get treatment that he picked up a booking from referee Graham Scott.

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Now, speaking to the club’s official website, Sa has shared what Scott said to him on the pitch about the goal.

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“After, I talk with the ref and he said he looked at me and saw that I was okay, but no, I was with pain,” he said.

“I don’t know if the striker struck my arm or something, but I just only had pain and I stayed on the floor.

 

“But the ref didn’t do nothing, so I tried to help the team by trying to get up to try and keep the goal safe.

“Foul or not, I think the ref should have stopped the game. But I don’t know, it’s his opinion, and we are here to work and nothing more.”

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Thankfully, the goal didn’t matter too much as Wolves got the winner in the second half.

But referees usually stop the game so that goalkeepers can get treatment and not leave the goal unguarded.

It was a strange decision, although there probably aren’t too many on Tyneside who are still thinking about it, given their takeover has gone through since.

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