Javi Gracia’s side out of Relegation Zone
As the premier league match between Wolves vs Leeds concluded with the victory of Leeds at Molineux stadium, The goals from Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling, Rasmus Kristensen and Rodrigo confirmed the victory of the Leeds which made them advance and get out of Relegation zone.
Wolves vs Leeds Highlights:
Javi Harrison put Javi Gracia’s side ahead after six minutes and when Luke AYling and Ramus extended the leads one by one on the second half.
On the other hand Wolves comeback followed with a stunning goal form Jonny and a deflected effort from Matheus Cunha Putting the game back into the competition and maintaining the balance.
Jonny’s Subsequent red card Halted the home’s side momentum and Rodrigo’s goal finally sealed it.
After The Leeds was in the relegation zone on the start of the day, With match results they been out of relegation zone and advanced in the league table.
Currently they are in 14th position of the premier League table, just one place and and one point in difference with Wolves. On this Result, Wolves will be more nervous after this second defeat leaving them only three points clear from the relegation zone.
Jonny has been given with a red card by VAR reviews, as it was a yellow card initially by Refree Michael Salisbury. The second was more Controversial as refree was instructed to check Var reviews for a foul on Adama Traore in the dispute build up to Rodrigo’s goal. Marc Roca pulled the winger’s shirt but the refree appeared to decide it was not significant enough to disallow the goal.
The decision brought anger and Frustration among the wolves bench as Matheus Nunes was given a red card despite not featuring in the game.
Lopetegui gets Frustrated
Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui was unhappy about the results given by the decisions given by the Officials, beginning with an apparent foul inside the Penalty box by Junior Firpo on Semedo in the first half that was not overturned following a VAR review.
We had a Clear Penalty, Very clear. The Refree and VAR thinks the opposite. Maybe I do not understand my sport. Junior Firpo does not touch the ball. Nelson is the one who touched the ball and he suffered a big Knock, That why I had to change him in the second half.
He also mentioned the decision that gave leeds fouth goal after Traore has his shirt pulled. It was a clear foul again. I have seen the image, He is fouled very clearly.
Lopetegui also confirmed that wolves intend to appeal the Redcard for nunes. He was very Unlucky. The Linesman bumped into him, No Nunes bumping to him. I think they will change that decision and he do not have the intention.
“We have to continue and I have to be critical about the bad things but we do not deserve to lose this match. We have to keep working to do better and accept the situation.
“We have 10 matches, 10 finals. We are going to have 15 bad days but we have to try to use this bad energy to become stronger in defeat.”
Javi Gracia about the victory
They deserve the reward, the three points, because we showed a very good face today,”gracia said in post-match interview. The victory was achieved without Tyler Adams, one of the leeds better player in the season.
“Weston and Marc played well. We have played some games with Weston aned Tyler and other games with Tyler and Marc but today both played, in my opinion, at a very good level. But to get this result it was the whole team playing well, not only them.
Gracia introduction of Keristensen certainly paid off, the defender scoring immediately after coming on. The coach joked that the Dane scoring his first goal for leeds was all the part of the plan. That was my answer. First , Score the goal, and try to defend.
It was a Tactical switch by Gracia, removing the impressive Gnonto and changing the formation to cope with the changes made by the wolves . We tried to be more comfort. We played 5-3-2 and after 5-4-1 to be more compact and get the points.