Wolves midfielder Mario Lemina was reportedly given a second yellow card for 'running aggressively' at the referee.
Julen Lopetegui’s side secured a priceless 2-1 away victory over Southampton, despite being down to ten men for around 70 minutes. Fortunately for the Midlanders, they dug deep and managed to secure the win thanks to an own goal from Jan Bednarek and a late strike from Joao Gomez.
But while they came away with the three points and extra confidence from a dogged and determined display on the South Coast, the former Real Madrid and Sevilla manager will be fuming he will be without Lemina for their home clash against Bournemouth – especially when he finds out what his second booking was for.
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Wolves reporter for the Athletic Steve Madeley claims Lemina was dismissed for “running aggressively” at the referee. That is definitely one justification we may not hear again throughout the campaign – if ever.
Nevertheless, Lopetegui and his players were able to go back to the Midlands knowing they have secured a precious win. "I think it was a very hard match against a good team,” Lopetegui told the BBC after the game.
“They scored before us and we suffered a very unfair sending off for Mario Lemina. In the end we suffered, it was very difficult but we worked in a very good way, we tried to draw and then to win and it was a very good win for us.
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“The players showed they have a big heart. They want, they run, they suffer. I know about their character. They have shown me in this match.
“Today was very difficult but I clap them today. They show today [they played] like a hero. It is a good reflection from them because they are able to do better when they work very hard."
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