Wolves and Burnley will both be hit by charges by the FA for failing to control their players in Sunday’s game, according to Keith Hackett.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former FIFA and Premier League referee was referencing to an incident in the first half when both sets of players came together after James Tarkowski tried to pull up Daniel Podence from the floor.

Tarkowski was shown a yellow card for the incident while Wolves’ Adam Traore was cautioned for pushing his hand into the face of Jack Cork.


Podence was laying on the floor after feeling the effects of an earlier challenge from Tarkowski but the England international clearly felt he was exaggerating.

Tempers boiled over amongst both sides with Wolves already winning 2-0 after just 35 minutes thanks to goals from Chris Wood.

Asked for his assessment of the incident, Hackett told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s likely that both clubs might be charged for failing to control both of their sets of players.

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“Ultimately at the end of the day, these sort of incidents occur and as a referee, you don’t have the ideal viewing angle.

“They come as a surprise afterwards when you’re reviewing the game and your performance.”

Wolves were comfortably beaten 4-0 by Burnley for their heaviest home Premier League defeat since a 5-0 loss to Manchester United in March 2012.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo told the BBC“So many things went wrong. Many, many things. There are not many explanations for such a bad performance.”

In other news, Wolves are racing Aston Villa to sign a 23-year-old and a bid has already been submitted.