MOT View: Wells clearly stirring the pot with comments on QPR incident v Leeds
Nahki Wells has always been a thorn in the side of Leeds United in his career. Whether that be for Huddersfield or Queens Park Rangers, he always finds a way to score.
The forward scored once again on Saturday, and his goal was enough for the home side to claim all three points and condemn Leeds to yet another defeat in the Championship.
There was a clear handball in the goal though. A deflected free-kick hit his arm twice before he tapped into an empty net – much to the dismay of the Leeds players.
Those complaints didn’t go far though. Wells, himself has commented on the officiating in the game and praised the referee and his team for their performance.
“I still don’t know what exactly happened, I think it hit my hand but not intentionally,” he said, via the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Sometimes you deserve that bit of luck and today I got it so I’m thankful.
Wells went on to admit that Kalvin Phillips deserved to be given his marching orders, before claiming that Liam Cooper could also have been sent off.
“I think Coops [Liam Cooper] got away with one on me that he could have been sent off for which could have gone either way. The ref did well today, in my opinion.”
To suggest Cooper should have been sent off is way off the mark. The Whites skipper got most of the ball in his challenge – more than Lee Wallace did when an early penalty shout was waved away.
The inconsistencies in Peter Bankes’ display were clear to see, and if Queens Park Rangers hadn’t of won, Wells would surely have had a different opinion on the matter.
Wells is stirring the pot with the Leeds fans, who are never shy to voice their opinion on the former Huddersfield man when they meet.
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