Wolves to contest Leeds United red card amid fears ‘poor refereeing’ could result in relegation

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Wolves are preparing to contest only one of their two red cards from the weekend’s defeat to Leeds United

Wolves are preparing to contest the red card shown to Matheus Nunes during their 4-2 defeat to Leeds United at the weekend, according to The Telegraph. The midfielder was sent off, despite being an unused substitute at Molineux Stadium.

Rodrigo netted a late fourth goal for Leeds following an elleged foul on Adama Traore in the build-up, however VAR determined the goal should stand. Nunes - and much of the Wolves bench - disagreed with the decision and Nunes was subsequently sent off for his protests. Wolves will now submit video evidence to prove that Nunes didn’t commit violent conduct, with the report claiming that the 24-year-old was provoked by the assistant linesman Gary Beswick.

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However, Wolves are unlikely to appeal against Jonny’s red card after reviewing the incident. The defender was dismissed for his horror challenge on Luke Ayling and there was very few complaints on the decision after viewing the tackle.

While Wolves accept Jonny’s booking, they have been left concerned that the Premier League’s poor refereeing will have a negative impact on their chances of staying up this season. Julen Lopetegui has claimed that he could ‘write a book’ on the controversies he has endured in the top flight so far, with the club potentially being clear of the relegation zone if points were awarded retrospectively.

Wolves have enjoyed improved performance since Lopetegui was appointed in November, however they sit only three points above the relegation zone following the defeat to Leeds - one point above the Whites. However, Javi Gracia’s side, as well as the likes of Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Leicester City, all have games in hand over the Midlands outfit.

The upcoming matchday will be huge for Leeds United, who will be relying on a huge upset as they take on Arsenal next weekend. Meanwhile, Wolves will travel to Nottingham Forest and West Ham will host Southampton in two huge matches in the relegation battle.

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