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‘Ridiculous from Rodri’: Chris Sutton blasts Newcastle star’s actions alongside Man City man

Chris Sutton slammed Newcastle United centre-back Fabian Schar and Manchester City midfielder Rodri for diving this weekend.

One of the biggest talking points from the latest round of Premier League action was Newcastle United winning a penalty during their 2-2 draw at Wolves on Saturday evening.

Hwang Hee-chan was punished for fouling Fabian Schar, which put Eddie Howe’s side 2-1 ahead, at the time, but Sutton thinks he dived and it ‘wasn’t a fabulous career moment’ from the player, as he told 606 on BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.

Many inside Molineux felt that Fabian Schar did everything he could to buy the foul (Sky Sports), with the Wolves forward trying to pull out of the challenge as he tried to make contact with the ball.

This isn’t the first time that Gary O’Neil and his Wolves side have been on the end of such calls because Howard Webb has already apologised to the Midlands club on a few occasions this season.

And Sutton clearly feels that Wolves deserved another, as he wasn’t happy with Fabian Schar’s actions, alongside that of Rodri’s during Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Fabian Schar and Hwang Hee-chan

“Do you know this week’s winner of the simulation game?” said Sutton. “It was ridiculous from Rodri, but a Swiss Roll from Fabian Schar.

“What was he doing going down like that? You are a good player, Fabian, but that wasn’t a fabulous moment. It wasn’t a fabulous career moment. You are so much better than that. Just stop it. You are a good player. Just cut it out.

“It doesn’t matter where you are around the world. We will hunt you down. You will win these awards, these awards you don’t want to win.”

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Action-packed draw between Wolves and Newcastle

This was a thunderous, all-action and hard-hitting game from the weekend, which could have and probably should have resulted in more goals being scored.

These types of performances are expected by Newcastle given where they are now as a club, but not many expected this of Wolves.

Given that Julen Lopetegui left days before the new season started, added with the likes of Ruben Neves leaving and the club’s FFP issues.

Then many were backing Wolves to, at least, be in a relegation dog fight this season. But going by their performances so far, it has been far from that.

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