Date: 23rd January 2017 at 4:00pm
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By Danny Wright

Wolves have appealed the red card that was awarded to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in their 3-1 loss to Norwich on Saturday.

The club announced their decision on their official Twitter account on Monday.

Ikeme was sent off after pushing Wes Hoolahan in the chest, but the Black Country club have since been advised that this offence would usually only lead to a yellow card.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper claimed on his personal Twitter account that he was angry when he felt that Hoolahan dived to win a penalty in the second half and also claimed that he made the most of it when he pushed him in the chest.

In a series of tweets, Ikeme said: “Some will say don’t react. I understand your point. It’s hard not to be frustrated when someone blatantly dives to win a penalty then dives again when pushed on his chest.

https://twitter.com/Carl_Ikeme/status/823112506797342721

“I supposed [sic] you live and learn but this one is hard to take. I apologise if anyone feels let down.”

https://twitter.com/Carl_Ikeme/status/823112560757051394

Wolves went down 1-0 early on in the game and managed to get themselves back to 1-1 before the red card. Right-back Matt Doherty spent the rest of the game in goal for Wolves after Paul Lambert had already made all three substitutions.

Robbie Brady scored the controversial penalty before Jonny Howson rounded off the win in stoppage time.

Lambert will be hopeful to have Ikeme available for their next game against Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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