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Lopetegui fury at ref’s calls

By Tom Collomosse

JULEN LOPETEGUI is running out of patience with Premier League referees after he was again left furious by decisions in Wolves’ damaging defeat by fellow relegation candidates Leeds.

The Wolves manager believes his side have consistently been on the wrong end of refereeing calls.

After this game, Wolves coach Edu Rubio and club secretary Matt Wild requested an audience with referee Michael Salisbury. Wolves were astounded they were not given a penalty when Nelson Semedo appeared to be kicked by Junior Firpo, and similarly angry when Leeds’ fourth goal was given despite an apparent shirt pull on Adama Traore.

They will also appeal against the red cards issued to Jonny and unused substitute Matheus Nunes.

‘At the end of the season things normally even out but we are very unlucky. The referee decisions until this moment, I can make a book — it’s incredible,’ said Lopetegui. ‘There have been bad decisions against Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Newcastle, now here.

‘I understand there can be mistakes but I am repeating myself about the same mistakes against us, and it is not easy.’

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