FURIOUS Nuno Espirito Santo confronted referee Lee Mason and instructed him he doesn’t need to see him wherever close to a Wolves sport ever once more.
Molineux chief Nuno mentioned this was not the primary time he had taken challenge with Mason’s officiating and claimed the Bolton ref “doesn’t have the standard” to deal with top-flight video games.
Nuno Espirito Santo launched a blistering assault on Lee Mason after Wolves’ 2-1 defeat to BurnleyCredit score: Getty
Nuno claimed Lee Mason is not match to referee within the Premier LeagueCredit score: EPA
The Portuguese boss fumed: “I simply don’t need to see him any extra, I instructed him I hope he doesn’t whistle a sport of ours once more.
“The referee didn’t have the standard for a Premier League sport, this can be a drawback we all know we had with Lee Mason earlier than.
“He can’t management the gamers, the gamers are consistently arguing. The opposite referees let the sport circulate.
“It’s not in regards to the essential mistake or selections, it’s how he handles the sport. The gamers get nervous, he whistles from the noises from the gamers.
“We’re speaking about the most effective competitors however he doesn’t have the standard to whistle the sport.”
That rant overshadowed a dominant show by Burnley, who leapt out of the drop zone into sixteenth because of objectives from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wooden.
Fabio Silva gained and scored an 89th-minute penalty — conceded by Burnley sub Josh Benson earlier than he had even touched the ball — to present Wolves a lifeline however justice was executed because the hosts held on for the win.
The Clarets have taken 12 factors from seven video games, with the annual hiding at Manchester Metropolis the one blot on their current document, which now finds them only a level behind Arsenal with a sport in hand.
Understandably, Burnley boss Sean Dyche had no drawback with Mason’s refereeing, although he was upset VAR didn’t punish Joao Moutinho after he appeared to kick out at Josh Brownhill.
Dyche mentioned: “In soccer now, each contact is a foul and but their lad stamps on ours and there’s no foul. How that isn’t a sending off I don’t know.
“I’ve no issues with the refs, it’s actually troublesome now. The three most troublesome jobs are the managers and the referee. I don’t suppose any sport is simple for referees in the intervening time.”
Barnes’ agency downward header after 35 minutes was his first aim in 13 months and the period of time he held his arms aloft in celebration confirmed what a reduction it was.
To be honest, Barnes did miss the second half of final season having undergone a hernia operation. However the striker has had loads of probabilities to open his account since returning.
One other of these went begging eight minutes earlier than Barnes lastly registered a aim in 2020.
Premier League fixtures in December
Friday 4 December
20:00 Aston Villa v Newcastle Utd (Sky Sports activities)
Saturday 5 December
12:30 Burnley v Everton (BT Sport)
15:00 Man Metropolis v Fulham (BT Sport)
17:30 West Ham v Man Utd (Sky Sports activities)
20:00 Chelsea v Leeds Utd (Sky Sports activities)
Sunday 6 December
12:00 West Brom v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports activities)
14:15 Sheffield Utd v Leicester Metropolis (Sky Sports activities)
16:30 Spurs v Arsenal (Sky Sports activities)
19:15 Liverpool v Wolves (Amazon Prime Video)
Monday 7 December
20:00 Brighton v Southampton (Sky Sports activities)
Friday 11 December
20:00 Leeds Utd v West Ham (Sky Sports activities)
Saturday 12 December
12:30 Wolves v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
15:00 Newcastle Utd v West Brom (Sky Sports activities)
17:30 Man Utd v Man Metropolis (Sky Sports activities)
20:00 Everton v Chelsea (BT Sport)
Sunday 13 December
12:00 Southampton v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports activities)
14:15 Crystal Palace v Spurs (Sky Sports activities)
16:30 Fulham v Liverpool (Sky Sports activities)
19:15 Arsenal v Burnley (Sky Sports activities)
19:15 Leicester Metropolis v Brighton (Amazon Prime Video)
Tuesday 15 December
18:00 Wolves v Chelsea (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Man Metropolis v West Brom (Amazon Prime Video)
Wednesday 16 December
18:00 Arsenal v Southampton (Amazon Prime Video)
18:00 Leeds Utd v Newcastle Utd (Amazon Prime Video)
18:00 Leicester Metropolis v Everton (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Fulham v Brighton (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Liverpool v Spurs (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 West Ham v Crystal Palace (Amazon Prime Video)
Thursday 17 December
18:00 Aston Villa v Burnley (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Sheffield Utd v Man Utd (Amazon Prime Video)
Saturday 19 December
12:30 Crystal Palace v Liverpool (BT Sport)
15:00 Southampton v Man Metropolis (Amazon Prime Video)
17:30 Everton v Arsenal (Sky Sports activities)
20:00 Newcastle Utd v Fulham (Sky Sports activities)
Sunday 20 December
12:00 Brighton v Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports activities)
14:15 Spurs v Leicester Metropolis (Sky Sports activities)
16:30 Man Utd v Leeds Utd (Sky Sports activities)
19:15 West Brom v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
Monday 21 December
17:30 Burnley v Wolves (Sky Sports activities)
20:00 Chelsea v West Ham (Sky Sports activities)
Saturday 26 December
12:30 Leicester Metropolis v Man Utd (BT Sport)
15:00 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace (BBC)
15:00 Fulham v Southampton (Sky Sports activities)
17:30 Arsenal v Chelsea (Sky Sports activities)
20:00 Man Metropolis v Newcastle Utd (BT Sport)
20:00 Sheffield Utd v Everton (BT Sport)
Sunday 27 December
12:00 Leeds Utd v Burnley (Sky Sports activities)
14:15 West Ham v Brighton (Sky Sports activities)
16:30 Liverpool v West Brom (Sky Sports activities)
19:15 Wolves v Spurs (Sky Sports activities)
Monday 28 December
15:00 Crystal Palace v Leicester Metropolis (Amazon Prime Video)
17:30 Chelsea v Aston Villa (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Everton v Man Metropolis (Amazon Prime Video)
Tuesday 29 December
18:00 Brighton v Arsenal (Amazon Prime Video)
18:00 Burnley v Sheffield Utd (Amazon Prime Video)
18:00 Southampton v West Ham (Amazon Prime Video)
18:00 West Brom v Leeds Utd (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Man Utd v Wolves (Amazon Prime Video)
Wednesday 30 December
18:00 Spurs v Fulham (Amazon Prime Video)
20:00 Newcastle Utd v Liverpool (Amazon Prime Video)
He shot straight at Rui Patricio’s legs after Nick Pope’s lengthy clearance put him by means of one on one with the Wolves keeper. But it surely didn’t take Barnes lengthy to justify Dyche’s choice to start out him, changing Jay Rodriguez in the one change from the 0-0 at Aston Villa final Thursday.
And a disappointing Wolves aspect by no means appeared like ruining the striker’s huge night time.
It was arduous to imagine Nuno’s aspect had overwhelmed Chelsea and Arsenal inside the final month.
Brownhill clipped the Wolves bar with a 25-yard thunderbolt simply earlier than Wooden doubled the house group’s lead.
Ashley Westwood’s free-kick was headed again throughout the field by Ben Mee and, after a mad scramble, the ball fell kindly for Wooden, who smashed it dwelling.
It was the primary time Burnley had scored two at Turf Moor since February however they are going to be upset to not have added to it, Wooden and Barnes each having additional probabilities.
Wolves lastly threatened as Ruben Neves’ thunderous volley introduced a sensible save from Pope, earlier than Silva’s penalty gave them false hope.