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Gary O’Neil unfazed, calls for double red card at Brentford

Joao Gomes’ red card at Brentford didn’t bother Gary O’Neil, but he believed the Bees should have seen two players sent off.

Tommy Doyle’s rocket allowed Wolves to stay in the FA Cup, even though they played with 10 men for 81 minutes at Brentford.

Neal Maupay’s first-half goal had Wolves trailing, but Doyle’s strike from 20 yards secured a 1-1 draw.

In a contentious match, Gomes received his marching orders for fouling Bees captain Christian Norgaard.

However, O’Neil highlighted a comparable challenge from Mikkel Damsgaard on Doyle that went without punishment.

The Wolves boss also believed Keane Lewis-Potter should have received a red card for grabbing Nelson Semedo in a stoppage-time melee.

Gary O’Neil said: “Obviously I know Joao very well. It would look bad slowed down, it’s a nasty place to be kicked with the studs and I hope Norgaard is OK.

“But I know Joao has not meant for it to land like that. He’s a bit late. I’ve got no real complaints, it could have been a yellow, it could have been a red.

“But the tackle on Tommy Doyle was equally as bad, a straight leg on Tommy. And Lewis-Potter grabbing Semedo’s throat should have been a red card.

“I can’t believe VAR thought it wasn’t. Now we’ll miss one of our best midfielders for three games and one of our rivals get to keep two of theirs.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.


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