Wolves manager Bruno Lage says Aleksandar Mitrovic and Morgan Gibbs-White should have seen red


Wolves boss Bruno Lage claimed both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Morgan Gibbs-White should have been sent off in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Tempers flared in the scorching heat during injury time when Wolves forward Gibbs-White reacted after being dragged down by Mitrovic, whose later penalty was saved by Jose Sa.

The Fulham striker and Gibbs-White foreheaded the lead in an ugly flash point that earned them yellow cards from referee John Brooks.

Lage said: “I didn’t see the situation but if they did (headbutt) it’s a red card for both of them. For me it is so clear.

“I can say about the situation with Mitrovic, it’s not about him, it’s about the rules.

“If you foul to interrupt the transition, it’s a clear yellow card, for me or for the opponent. It depends on how you stop the transition.

“If you kick or are too aggressive, it’s not a yellow card, it’s a red card.

“I haven’t seen it but they asked me if it’s yellow or red and my opinion is how you stop (the transition).

“If it’s a normal foul, it’s a yellow card. When it comes to aggression, it’s a red card. If the player kicks him in the legs, that’s not a normal foul.”

Lage’s opponent Marco Silva was relieved not to have lost his top scorer to suspension and felt the incident only warranted yellow cards.

Silva said: “There was a reaction from both players, not just Mitro. I know it was Mitro as always and he knows it’s nothing new to him.

“It will last all season, it was last season and two seasons ago. The tackle was clear, it was Mitrovic who made it but the reaction was from both players.

“If the Wolves player had stayed on the pitch and hadn’t reacted, it wouldn’t have happened.

“I certainly don’t want Mitro to do that, Bruno certainly doesn’t want that from his player.

“The referee and the VAR, they saw it and they saw that nothing was really special and they decided a yellow card for both players.”

Wolves remain winless in their last nine Premier League games after their opening-day defeat at Leeds, while Fulham have picked up a point from their first two games after promotion.

Lage’s side created the better chances, with Marek Rodak beating Pedro Neto and Hwang Hee-chan in quick succession in the first half.

Daniel Podence missed a clear chance after a mix-up between Rodak and Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Mitrovic’s penalty after Rayan Ait-Nouri’s tackle against Bobby Cordova-Reid was saved in the 81st minute.

Cordova-Reid had previously been close for the Londoners when his header from Andreas Pereira’s corner was cleared by Wolves skipper Ruben Neves in the first half.

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