Wolverhampton Wanderers will not appeal against the red card shown to defender Willy Boly in last night’s defeat at Manchester City.

That’s according to the Express and Star, who write that Boly was dismissed after a 19th-minute challenge on Bernardo Silva.

The dismissal sparked considerable debate on social media, with some believing the centre-back got the ball before making contact with the Portuguese international, and others believing referee Craig Pawson made the right call as the tackle was reckless.

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Boly has started every one of Wolves’ 22 Premier League matches to date this season, scoring two goals in the process.

He has formed a solid centre-back trio with Ryan Bennett and Conor Coady, but will now miss league matches with Leicester and West Ham and the FA Cup fourth round fixture towards the end of January.

Belgian international Leander Dendoncker is likely to take his place in the starting XI, having reverted to centre-back at the Etihad last night.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo had no qualms with the decision, saying:

I didn’t see the images, but it was very close to me and I think it was a red card. It’s clear, isn’t it? It’s a red card.