Wolves star tears into Newcastle United player after ‘leg breaking’ tackle

The Magpies mounted a late fightback to remain unbeaten this season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves has blasted a decision not to show a red card to Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar in the 1-1 draw between the two sides.

It was Neves that put Wolves ahead with a stunning low drive and his side felt they should have been facing ten men when Schar challenged Pedro Neto just after half-time.

Replays showed that Schar had caught the forward midway inside his own half and the home faithful felt the challenge merited a more serious punishment than the yellow card shown to the Swiss defender.

Lee Mason was on VAR duties for the game at Molineux but he decided against asking referee Peter Bankes to take a second look at the challenge on the pitchside monitors.

Wolves were further incensed when Raul Jimenez had a goal disallowed as the game entered the final ten minutes after Mason flagged up a foul on Ryan Fraser earlier in the move.

Allan Saint-Maximin fired home a late equaliser to earn a point for Newcastle and that left Neves to criticise the Magpies style of play and fume over two decisions he felt went against his side.

“It was the Premier League, every game is like that,” the Portugal star told Sky Sports.

“Their style of play is like that, just long balls and second balls, they are not a team that wants to have the possession too much.

“We knew that, we prepared really well for that.

“At the end, it’s details, it’s details when Pedro Neto almost broke his leg and the referee doesn’t go to the screen.

“It’s one detail, another is we scored a second goal, the referee goes to the screen.

“(There were) a lot of meetings before the season starts, every time, then you see our players almost breaking his leg in that tackle, referee doesn’t go to the screen.

“We asked why so many meetings because everyone sees it on the TV, I’ve always watched and it’s unbelievable, almost broke his leg.

“It’s really dangerous, they keep playing with eleven men until the end and that’s one of the details.”

Newcastle return to action on Wednesday night when they visit Liverpool.