Many Wolves fans have been left fuming at a surprising statistic which emerged following the weekend’s defeat to Brentford.
Coming on the back of a 2-0 away win at Watford, their first league win under Bruno Lage, Wolves suffered their fourth defeat in five games on Saturday through first half goals by Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbuemo, handing Brentford their first away win of the season.
Wolves failed to apply any clinical touch to their attack at Molineux on Saturday and now sit 16th in the Premier League table, with Southampton and Newcastle United next up for Lage’s side.
Following the defeat, Twitter account Talking Wolves posted a statistic which has angered many Wanderers fans. Despite the match lasting for more than 99 minutes, the ball was only in play for 50 minutes and 43 seconds, meaning that for almost half of the match it was out of play for either VAR checks or other stoppages.
Brentford’s resilience and apparent time-wasting manoeuvres received stick from numerous Wolves fans, with David Raya once changing his gloves midway through the second half.
Many Wolves fans frustrated with statistic
These Wolves supporters took to Twitter to express their frustrations at the statistic, which one fan described as “shocking”.
“That’s mad. I was furious at the time wasting on Saturday and that’s why”
“We were terrible on Saturday but this is absolutely outrageous. What Brentford did was an absolute joke and the official was oblivious”
“This is ridiculous btw”
“this is why you never trust additional time. whole thing is messed up”
“Never seen anything like it in all my life”
“Disgusting tactics from Brentford, but absolutely shocking refereeing to allow their antics for the entire game, and not track wasted time properly. Not that it would have made much difference – we could still be playing now and not have scored!”
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