Premier League Star Breaks Down in Tears After Conceding Last Minute Penalty

Premier League Star Breaks Down in Tears After Conceding Last Minute Penalty

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Fabio Silva was in tears at full time for his role in Wolves’ defeat too Sheffield United
  • The striker came on as a substitute and conceded a penalty in the 100th minute
  • This was Sheffield United’s first league win of the season

It was pure drama during the Premier League encounter between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers as a late VAR call have the Blades a crucial win on Saturday, November 4.

The penalty was given in the 100th minute, just when it looked like Wolves would come out with a draw at Bramall Lane.

Referee Rob Jones pointed to the spot with the game tied at 1-1 after he deemed forward Fabio Silva to have fouled George Baldock.

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Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers is consoled by teammate Boubacar Traore following the team's defeat during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bramall Lane on November 04, 2023 in Sheffield, England. Photo by Michael Regan
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The resulting penalty was then scored by Ollie Norwood, sending Bramall Lane into delirium as Sheffield United won their first game of the season.

Prior to the late drama, Cameron Archer had given Sheffield United the lead with a lovely strike from 20 yards.

But Wolves, in the 89th minute, found a goal of their own through their own version of a beautiful strike by Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.

There was more drama to come as 10 minutes into added time, Silva collided with Baldock and the referee gave a penalty after a VAR review.

No one was more incensed with the decision than Fabio Silva, who had to be consoled by his teammates at full-time after the incident.

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil was also left furious as another VAR call cost his side precious points in the Premier League.

As cited on TalkSport, Wolves were previously left seething after a poor VAR call cost them all three points in an entertaining 2-2 draw against Newcastle United.

During the game on October 28, Hwang-hee Chan was adjudged to have fouled Fabian Schar, but replays appeared to show there was no contact.

As a result of the error, the referee in charge of that game, Anthony Taylor, was demoted to the Championship.

Jeremy Doku breaks 2 PL records

Sports Brief also reported on the two Premier League records broken by Jeremy Doku after his masterclass against Bournemouth.

Doku was invlolved in five of Manchester City’s goals, including scoring once as he continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League.

His stats throughout the game are also quite impressive as he also completed four dribbles and emerged with five key passes. He also won six out of the seven duels against Bournemouth players.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and