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Video: Joao Moutinho celebrates stunner to defeat Arsenal with referee at full-time in lovely fist bump with Craig Pawson

Wolves star Joao Moutinho extended his joy to referee Craig Pawson after the midfielder’s stunning strike against Arsenal proved to be decisive to victory against a Gunners side that ended with nine men.

Moutinho burst the net with a wonderful long-range strike in the 49th minute, quickly capitalising on the one-man advantage the Wanderers were handed by David Luiz’s sending off right before halftime.

When a 2-1 win was confirmed for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at full-time, Moutinho headed towards Pawson and shared an enthusiastic fist bump with the lead referee on the night.

Moutinho could be seen saying something to Pawson as he was full of happiness and beaming with a smile after stunning Arsenal.

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Pictures from ESPN FC and DAZN.

It’s certainly a change to the usual proceedings with a Premier League star actually happy with a match official after the game instead of the furious opposite.

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6 Comments

  1. Usutirapi Kanduriko says:

    This was day light robbery.. David Louis did not deserve the red.. Why is the referee celebrating with Joa Moutinho, it look like a set up to me

    1. Danial says:

      It was a set-up, It changed the whole game and Arsenal got robbed. Wolves were playing 12 men. Saka involved in the same situation on the other side of the ground, the referee didn’t even checked.

  2. Nick Baker says:

    Luis deserves a red after what he did to Jiminez. It was a clumsy attempt – nowhere near the ball – and there was a slight clip. It may have been a bit harsh, but they are the rules.

  3. Wolfgang says:

    Thats why for Arsenal to win games let alone the title is an uphill task. It has happened during Wenger s time.
    The var is supposed to help mo. Instead these guys use it to handicap Arsenal.

  4. Neutral says:

    Same old Arsenal, always moaning.
    You lost, you are shit and you know it. Shut up and move on.

    1. epl referees are awful says:

      referees and var personnel are awful and corrupt. please keep the same energy when it happens to ur team idiot. not a liverpool fan, but does anyone remember the Pickford tackle, and disallowed goal for liverpool.

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