Willy Boly apologised to Bernardo Silva for the dangerous tackle which earned him an early red card in a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City. City cut the gap at the top of the Premier League back to four points as Gabriel Jesus scored twice before an own goal from Conor Coady wrapped up the points.
But City’s night was made straightforward by an early red for Boly, who was dismissed after 19 minutes for a sliding tackle which left Bernardo on the deck. “It was quite a hard tackle but I am fine,” the Portuguese midfielder said after the match. “Yes he did (apologise) at the end of the game. These things happen. “You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything’s fine. It’s football.”
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo had no complaints about Craig Pawson’s decision. “It’s very close to me and I think it’s a red card,” he said. “It’s clear, you saw it. It’s a red card.”
Wolves took a point off City at Molineux earlier this season and have a strong record against the top six, but once they went a man down their game plan went out of the window. “We’re sad, disappointed,” Nuno added. “We started well, we conceded a goal we shouldn’t have. Then the red card, you stay in the game but City with their speedwe have to be realistic. “The only positive is to say it was an experience. It can happen, with one man less, the game still has something to offer. We knew it was tough, and it became harder.”
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