Fans point out Premier League double standards after Nuno Espirito Santo is sent off

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Saturday's early kickoff between Wolves and Leicester was probably a match that few people had circled in their calendars ahead of the weekend. 

But, following full-time, some have been calling it one of the games of the season. 

The two sides showed why the Premier League really is the greatest in the world, playing out a 4-3 thriller. 

It was Wolves who took an early two-goal lead, but Leicester managed to level things up in the second-half. 

Diogo Jota made it 3-2 to the hosts with just less than 30 minutes to play but in the 87th minute, Wes Morgan leveled the tie again.

It looked like the teams were going to play out an epic draw, but Jota had other ideas, and completed his hat-trick in the 93rd minute, ensuring Wolves took all three points. 

Truly, it was an exhilarating game - and it wasn't just the home fans who couldn't contain their excitement when the West Midlands side snatched a winner. 


That's because Jota's late goal sparked a rather brilliant reaction from his manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who ran onto the pitch to join in with his team's celebrations - and a mass pile-up followed. 


However, although fans love to see that kind of passion, referee Chris Kavanagh was far from impressed - and he sent Nuno to the stands for his actions. 

Of course, his absence on the touchline didn't impact the game at all, as it was seconds away from finishing anyway - but, Kavanagh's decision to send him off has caused quite a stir. 

Jamie Carragher, who was commentating on the match for Sky Sports, called it "Absolutely stupid".  



While following the game, football fans were quick to point out that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp did something very similar when his side scored a late winner last month against Everton. 

The difference though is that Klopp wasn't sent off for his pitch celebrations - even though Kavanagh was refereeing that game too. 

And it's that difference that has drawn many fans to reach the same conclusion. 

Clearly, many believe there are still double standards at work in the Premier League, with big clubs and big managers getting away with more. But, hopefully, this is just a one-off incident. 

Steven Gerrard
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
Leicester City

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