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Matthew Hobkinson

Wolves handed hefty FA fine for Leeds United antics after 4-2 win

Wolves have been handed a £57,500 fine for the behaviour of their players and coaching staff towards the assistant referee and fourth official after their 4-2 defeat to Leeds United at Molineux last month.

Luke Ayling's free header at the far post in the second-half was one of the four goals that Javi Gracia's side would score against Wolves. The full-back was joined by Jack Harrison, Rasmus Kristensen and Rodrigo on the scoresheet as Leeds claimed a vital three points in their battle against relegation.

VAR was called into question on multiple occasions during the game, noticeably after they recommended referee Michael Salisbury upgrade an initial yellow card to a straight sending off for Jonny's tackle on Ayling; but also after the official refused to change his mind to rule out Rodrigo's late strike despite being sent to the monitor to check for a foul from Marc Roca in the build-up to the goal.

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This sparked outrage among the Wolves dugout, with unused substitute Matheus Nunes receiving a red card - subsequently overturned - in the aftermath. And the FA have now confirmed that the club have received a hefty fine for their antics towards the end of the match.

"Wolverhampton Wanderers have been fined £57,500 following an incident in the 98th minute of their Premier League game on Saturday 18 March against Leeds United," a statement from the FA read. "Wolverhampton Wanderers admitted failing to ensure that their players and technical area occupants do not behave in a way which is improper towards an assistant referee and the fourth official."

"An independent Regulatory Commission imposed their fine following a subsequent hearing and the written reasons for this sanction will be published in due course."


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