‘I could write a book’ – Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui ‘wants fairness’ from officials after Leeds defeat

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui says he can “make a e book” on conclusions that have gone versus his team considering that his arrival at Molineux.

Lopetegui was incensed at referee Michael Salisbury’s final decision not to award Wolves a initial-fifty percent penalty in Saturday’s defeat by Leeds, after Junior Firpo appeared to catch Nelson Semedo in the place.

The dwelling aspect also felt Rodrigo’s late goal should really have been disallowed for a foul by Marc Roca on Adama Traore, soon after which unused substitute Matheus Nunes was sent off for remonstrating with the officials.

“The referee conclusions until this instant [since my appointment] – it is unbelievable,” Lopetegui explained to BBC Match of the Working day.

“Perhaps when you have the very same errors a good deal of moments versus you, it is not balanced. If you are not able to improve the fairness, possibly we have to do greater.”

Howard Webb, head of refereeing physique PGMOL, apologised to the club earlier this 7 days immediately after Nick Pope’s challenge on Raul Jimenez went unpunished through very last weekend’s 2-1 defeat by Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Webb experienced currently issued similar apologies in the aftermath of January’s 2-2 FA Cup draw at Liverpool, in which Toti’s late winner was controversially ruled out for offside, and immediately after Wolves’ quarter-remaining Carabao Cup exit at Nottingham Forest, in the course of which Nunes was denied a penalty after showing up to be clipped by Serge Aurier.

“I am not waiting for apologies, I want fairness,” continued the previous Real Madrid and Sevilla boss.

“I realize mistakes since it is really human. I have found the [potential] penalty against Nelson Semedo – he has a knee injury [because of the challenge] and [Junior Firpo] would not contact the ball.

“The referee has a superb check out for Television. I never know why he doesn’t transform the decision.”

Wolves defender Jonny was sent off for a reckless obstacle on Luke Ayling in the next half, right before Nunes was supplied his marching orders deep into added time.

Wolves' Matheus Nunes is sent off during the Premier league match against Leeds United at Molineux
Unused substitute Matheus Nunes was despatched off in next-50 % added time soon after remonstrating with the officers next Rodrigo’s goal

Reflecting on Nunes’ late dismissal, Lopetegui stated: “It really is not a pink card. He was complaining about the linesman.

“It was a incredibly apparent foul for the fourth goal for Leeds. I have found the similar illustrations or photos that [the referee] has found, but he mentioned no.

“You can see the photos. It’s a pity.”

The defeat leaves Wolves 3 points earlier mentioned the Premier League’s base 3 in 13th location, but they have performed a game more than the the vast majority of their rivals at the foot of the Premier league table.

They return to action after the international crack at fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest, who are just a level behind Wolves with a game in hand.

“I’m indignant earlier mentioned all because we failed to have earned to lose,” Lopetegui added. “Right now it was pretty apparent we missed a whole lot of prospects. They [Leeds] scored with their only likelihood of the 1st fifty percent.

“In the 2nd half we tried to go on in the identical way but we conceded stupid goals.

“It’s a bad time to analyse things. We have to aim on our next game.”

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