Diego Costa: Former Chelsea Striker Turns Peacemaker During Wolves Defeat to Leeds

Diego Costa: Former Chelsea Striker Turns Peacemaker During Wolves Defeat to Leeds

  • Leeds United beat fellow relegation-strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-2 at the Molineux
  • Wolves finished the game with 10 men despite receiving two red cards in the game
  • Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa was forced to act as a peacemaker during an added time touchline melee

The Premier League relegation battle this season will go down to the wire as eight teams are involved in the fight for survival. Only four points separate 12th-placed Crystal Palace and bottom-placed Southampton.

Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were involved in a tense relegation zone game yesterday at the Molineux Stadium, and it was the Whites that came out on top.

Wolves finished the game with 10 men, even though they received two red cards. Left-back Jonny was sent off in the closing stages of the game, while Matheus Nunes was also red-carded on the bench.

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Diego Costa, Matheus Nunes, Wolves, Leeds United.
Diego Costa holding back Matheus Nunes from causing further trouble after the Portuguese midfielder was redcarded. Photo from @Jacky_fegoo.
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Costa turns into a peacemaker

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa in his prime, was one of the most feared strikers and a defender's nightmare due to his bullying attitude. As reported by FourFourTwo, the striker built his game on a difficult childhood marred by rejection.

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At 34 and close to the end of his career, he finds himself on a short-term contract at Wolves, and he has donned a calmer persona at the club.

As observed by Mirror UK, Portuguese midfielder Nunes was sent off for shoving the assistant referee while Wolves were protesting that Leed's fourth goal shouldn't have stood because of a foul on Adams Traore.

The former Atletico Madrid striker had to pull back his teammate from getting himself into more trouble after he was shown his marching orders despite being an unused substitute.

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Costa compared to Depay

Sports Brief earlier reported that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone compared Costa to Memphis Depay after the Dutch striker joined Rojiblancos from Barcelona in the January transfer window.

Simeone drew comparison between the two over their ability to play as a centre forward and as a second striker. Costa started as a second striker and evolved into a lone striker.

The Brazilian-born ex-Spain international excelled as a number 9 in Spain and also in England for Chelsea where he won two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

Source: Sports Brief News