By Keith Hackett

20th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Ex-Premier League referee can't believe Marcal thought he could get away with Wolves incident

Keith Hackett has heaped praise on Darren England for awarding Brentford a penalty against Wolves.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-FIFA and Premier League referee questioned the “mentality” of Marcal after he pulled Ivan Toney to the floor.

Brentford had launched a corner into the penalty area before Marcal grappled with Toney as they both fell to the floor.

Darren England did not hesitate to point to the spot and Toney subsequently converted the penalty.

The striker then turned provider for the second goal six minutes later as Brentford ran out 2-0 winners at Molineux.

It means Wolves have won just once under Bruno Lage this term and are just one point above the bottom three.

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Speaking to BT Sport, as quoted by Molineux News, Lage claimed it was “silly” to give away the penalty.

“In that situation, I thought the referee, Darren England, did really well to catch that and rightly penalise it,” Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley after analysing the footage of the incident.

“What’s the mentality of football players that do that and think they can get away with that?

“The law is penalising the offence with a yellow and not a red. In terms of the actual sanction issued by the referee it’s the correct one, yellow.

“I don’t know, maybe someone needs to talk to players to get a clearer view.”

Marcal moved to Wolves from Lyon in the summer of 2020.

The 32-year-old played just 13 times in his first season at the Midlands club but has started all five Premier League games this term.

In other news, an “£80m” Wolves star has been tipped to sign a new contract after a Jorge Mendes reveal.