Crazy shit happened in the Cardiff-Wolves match on Friday in the EFL Championship.
First, we’ll get this out of the way – Wolves won 1-0 after a sublime free kick goal from Ruben Neves.
In stoppage time, Cardiff managed to win not one, but *two* penalties. The first penalty was taken by Gary Medine, and saved by John Ruddy. Minutes later, Cardiff’s second penalty was taken by Junior Hoilett, who smashed it off the bar.
After the match, Cardiff manager Neil Warnock was incensed, and screamed “fuck off” multiple times to Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who celebrated with his players following the match and didn’t immediately shake Warnock’s hand.
Warnock doubled down in an interview after the match, calling Santo “a total disgrace”.
Neil Warnock on Nuno apology: “I don’t accept it at all. I think it’s totally out of order, I think he was a total disgrace. I used strong words and I meant every word of them. He’s got to learn in British Football you have manners and class when you win a game.” #CARvWOL
— Johnny Phillips (@SkyJohnnyP) April 6, 2018
With the win, Wolves move nine points clear of Cardiff at the top of the table, and a whopping 14 points clear of Fulham in third. They could clinch one of the two automatic promotion spots to the Premier League as soon as next Wednesday.
The situation isn’t bad for Cardiff, despite leaving a point on the pitch Friday night. They’re sitting on 80 points, five clear of Fulham, with six left to play.
Just another day in the Championship…
[Videos via r/soccer]