Diego Costa forced to hold back sub Matheus Nunes as Wolves star goes mad on touchline at ref during Leeds loss

UNUSED substitute Matheus Nunes was sent off deep into injury time for Wolves – flying into a rage that saw Diego Costa play peacemaker.

The ex-Chelsea striker was spotted holding back the incensed Portugal international in the dying moments of Wolves’ 4-2 home defeat to Leeds United.

GettyDiego Costa plays peacemaker by holding Matheus Nunes back[/caption]

PANunes is given his marching orders by referee Michael Salisbury[/caption]

Nunes, 24, was outraged with the officials for allowing Rodrigo’s late goal.

He was shown a red card by Michael Salisbury in astonishing scenes at Molineux.

The game itself was everything a relegation six-pointer should be.

Six goals, a disallowed Wolves strike, two red cards for the home team, as well as a 40-yard strike from Jonny.

The Whites raced into a three goal lead, as Jack Harrison, Luke Ayling, and Rasmus Kristensen gave the visitors the advantage.

Jonny’s incredible strike gave the hosts hope, while Matheus Cunha reduced the deficit to just one.

But tempers began to flare in the 84th minute, when Jonny was shown a red card for a studs up challenge that left Ayling writhing in agony.

Initially, Salisbury gave the Spaniard a yellow but was advised by VAR David Coote to take a second squint on the screen and once he did, reached for his red card to send Jonny packing.


It got heated again in the 97th minute as Leeds added a fourth.

Rodrigo scored seven minutes into stoppage time to beat Sa but Wolves were furious claiming Adama Traore had been tugged down in the build up.

Yet again it went to VAR and yet again Wolves lost the decision to the fury of Nunes who was red carded for his protests from the sidelines.

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