Match of the Day pundits Martin Keown and Danny Murphy slammed the decision to award a last-gasp penalty against Wolves yesterday.
There is a sense of frustration today for Wolves fans, after Wanderers lost yesterday’s Premier League game at Bramall Lane in the dying seconds.
Wolves went behind to a goal from Cameron Archer, but got back on level terms through substitute Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.
But in the dying embers, a penalty was given to United for a ‘foul’ by Fabio Silva. Replays showed, though, that George Baldock was already going to ground. It was a very similar situation to Hwang Hee-chan and Fabian Schar last weekend.
Oliver Norwood scored the penalty, and Wolves came away with nothing.
Arguably, Wolves did not really deserve anything after putting in a poor display overall. But it is yet another big decision to go against Gary O’Neil’s side.
And on Match of the Day last night, Keown and Murphy could not hide their shock at the latest error…
Martin Keown and Danny Murphy stunned by penalty decision that went against Wolves in Bournemouth clash.
The penalty decision by referee Robert Jones has been slammed far and wide since the game. As has the decision by VAR Chris Kavanagh to uphold Jones’ on-field call.
Gary Lineker said it was a ‘stinking decision’, with many fans in agreement with the Match of the Day host.
Keown and Murphy analysed the incident on Match of the Day, and just couldn’t believe it was awarded and upheld by VAR.
Keown said: “It happened last week. We’ve played the game, so we know here he’s just trying to pull out of it. It’s almost like deja vu, it’s in the same part of the penalty box. For me there, he just pulls out. I think Baldock takes his foot outside of the line of the ball. He pulls back from the challenge, there’s no real force. It’s incredible to be honest. And it’s cost them any kind of a result today.”
Murphy added: “It shows a lack of knowledge of the game. The problem is it’s encouraging people to keep trying to manipulate and dive. The reality is both of those penalties are two dives and two yellow cards. That’s the truth.”
Another embarrassing show from the officials
So Wolves fans are again left massively frustrated by a refereeing decision that has cost the team points
It is quite extraordinary that this keeps happening and something has got to change.
Wolves could very possibly be in the top half of the table had some of the decision this season gone their way.
It is unfathomable how one club can be stung over and over again. It has reached a point now where it is simply not enough for officials to get demoted from the Premier League, as was the case with Anthony Taylor after the Newcastle game.