EPL Wrap: Wolves manager Nuno Espirito slams referee after 2-1 loss to Burnley, Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0

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Updated: December 22, 2020 9:20:26 am





Wolverhampton Wanderers’ head coach Nuno Espirito Santo reacts in the course of the English Premier League match between Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers on the Turf Moor stadium in Burnley, England, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (Peter Powell/Pool through AP)

Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santo might face punishment for being closely crucial of referee Lee Mason after a 2-1 loss to Burnley within the English Premier League on Monday.

Nuno mentioned Mason “does not have the quality to whistle a game in the Premier League” after seeing his crew sunk by close-range targets by Burnley strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood. Fabio Silva replied for Wolves with an 89th-minute penalty.

“I just don’t want to see him more — that’s what I told him,” Nuno mentioned. “I hope he doesn’t whistle a recreation of ours once more as a result of all of the video games we’ve got with Lee Mason are at all times the identical.

“He cannot control the players, the players are constantly arguing — both teams. With all the other referees, the game flows. There’s dialogue. He’s just not ready to do it.”

Nuno didn’t make reference to a particular incident within the recreation at Turf Moor.

“It is not about the crucial mistakes or decisions, it is about the way he handles the game,” he mentioned. “The gamers get nervous, an excessive amount of voices, he whistles by the voices when some gamers are shouting.

“We are talking about the best competition and clearly he doesn’t have the quality to whistle the game. I’m very disappointed to say this but I would not feel right if I didn’t say it.”

The win prolonged Burnley’s unbeaten run to 4 video games and noticed the crew climb out of the relegation zone above Fulham, which drops into the underside three, and Brighton into 16th place within the 20-team league.

Barnes leapt excessive to plant a far-post header by way of Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio’s legs from shut vary within the 35th minute to give Burnley the lead in wet situations.

Wood additionally scored from a few yards (meters) out, smashing a free ball into the roof of the online after Ben Mee’s looping header at a free kick struck Wolves defender Rayan Ait Nouri and dropped into the trail of the New Zealand striker.

Silva, an 18-year-old striker, transformed an 89th-minute penalty for his first aim in English soccer since his transfer from Porto to give Wolves hope however Burnley held out for a 3rd win.

Abraham scores twice as Chelsea beat West Ham 3-0

Chelsea's Tammy Abraham Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham celebrates after scoring his crew’s second aim in the course of the English Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham at Stamford Bridge, London, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Clive Rose,Pool)

Tammy Abraham scored twice in two minutes and accomplished Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over West Ham on Monday, sending the west London facet up to fifth within the English Premier League following consecutive losses.

The rating flattered Frank Lampard’s facet, which led by way of Thiago Silva’s header from Mason Mount’s nook within the 10th minute.

For all of the West Ham strain within the second half, the east London facet didn’t handle a single shot heading in the right direction.

While Timo Werner went a ninth recreation with out scoring in all competitions, the German did arrange Abraham within the 78th, albeit with a weak shot that his fellow striker slotted in.

Abraham was heading in the right direction once more within the 80th after Christian Pulisic’s header from Mount’s cross was blocked by goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański.

Chelsea moved to inside six factors of chief Liverpool.

West Ham was 4 factors behind Chelsea in 10th place.

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