Kevin Doyle blames Halsey for Huttons survival



Wolves player Kevin Doyle has revealed that he is convinced Alan Hutton should have seen red during his side’s 3-3 draw with Tottenham on Sunday.

In one of the games of the season, Hutton gave away a penalty which Doyle gleefully dispatched, but it was referee Mark Halseys decision not to give Hutton a red card that riled Doyle, as Hutton seemed to be the last man as he pulled down Nenad Milijas inside the box.

A Richard Stearman header was later disallowed by Halsey, and both decisions upset the Wolves striker.

“I don’t like seeing people get sent off but in the rules of the game, how is it not a sending-off?” said Doyle.

“If you deny a goalscoring opportunity, how much more obvious has it got to be than two yards out from goal?

“I think it was a sending-off. It was probably one of the more obvious ones that went against us this season.

“If the decision had been given, it certainly would have helped towards us getting three points.

“And I don’t think the ‘goal’ from the Stearman incident should have been disallowed.

“I thought he gave the goal then changed his mind.”

Despite a fantastic run which has seen Wolves win two and draw one of their last three games, the team still find themselves in the drop zone, but Doyle feels his team can take positives from their performances.

“If we play like that, we should stay up,” said Doyle, adding, “We’ve had some tremendous performances and results over the last six weeks but we’re still in the bottom three.

“We’ve never become detached, but everyone around us are getting the same results.”

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