Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Stephen Hunt has said that every Premier League player is now sneakier than ever when it comes to getting other players sent off.
Even though Wolves have been playing in the Premier League for quite some time now, they have been struggling with relegation in every single season. Many had expected Wolverhampton Wanderers to move away from the relegation zone just like Stoke City did after signing a number of high profile players. However, it has not happened, as the likes of Stephen Hunt and Stephen Fletcher still continue to play a major role for the club.
After the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Boxing Day, Stephen Hunt has said that Wolves need to be more clever in order to get the necessary points required for survival. Wolves are currently just one place above the relegation zone, with only two points separating them from 18th placed Wigan athletic. This is certainly a precarious position and there have been a lot of calls for manager Mick McCarthy to be sacked, although he was one of the important aspects of the club in their survival story in the League so far. Wolves had a man sent off against Arsenal, but was still able to come back to the Molineux with a point.
"Players are clever, the reactions sometimes do not help the referee. Everyone does it now. We should be maybe better at it than any other team. We have been done in the past - like with [Jonathan] Woodgate [against Stoke], we should have been surrounding the referee to get him sent off. Every team does it, so we don't do it and get punished. Maybe we should start doing it," Stephen Hunt said after the match. Wolves have announced that they will be appealing against the red card to Nenad Milijas.