FA likely to launch investigation into Leeds United win v Wolves
The Football Association (FA) is expected to launch an investigation into Saturday’s (18 March) Premier League encounter between Leeds United and Wolves, according to The Telegraph.
Leeds won the thrilling clash 4-2 at Molineux, where the hosts had both Jonny and Matheus Nunes sent off, the latter seeing red despite not being on the pitch at the time.
Chaos ensued after Rodrigo scored late on to secure the three points for the visitors, with Wolves midfielder Nunes having to be restrained in the dugout as the Leeds players celebrated the goal.
“The Football Association is likely to launch an investigation into the chaotic scenes after Leeds’s fourth goal in added time, with the Wolves bench furious when Rodrigo scored seconds after an alleged foul on Adama Traore was unpunished,” as reported by The Telegraph.
“Nunes, an unused substitute, was dismissed by referee Michael Salisbury for confronting the fourth official. There was also anger early on after a foul on Nelson Semedo in the penalty area did not result in a spot-kick. It was more than 80 minutes after the final whistle until [Julen] Lopetegui emerged.”
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It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see the FA step in and take action, with many in the Wolves dugout letting their emotions get the better of them in the loss.
Frustrations had been building and building all afternoon for the home side, with Lopetegui bemoaning the constant flow of decisions which he felt went against his players.
The manager can have very few complaints over Jonny’s red card six minutes from time, with the Wolves player lunging in on Leeds defender Luke Ayling.
But Lopetegui will be incensed by the decision to send off Nunes, with the club now without the duo because of suspension in what is a hugely important period as they fight for Premier League survival.
Their actions will, of course, be of little concern to Leeds manager Javi Gracia, whose side climbed to 14th in the table. The Yorkshire outfit should be exempt from any post-match trouble arising from an investigation.
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit was stunned by what one of Gracia’s players did in the important victory against Wolves.