Diego Costa is sent off for HEADBUTTING Ben Mee in the dying seconds of Wolves’ draw with Brentford
Oh Diego! Bad boy Costa is sent off after knocking Ben Mee off the ball in the closing seconds of Wolves’ 1-1 draw with Brentford… meaning the Brazilian won’t play until after the World Cup
- Diego Costa was sent off for hitting Brentford defender Ben Mee . had headbutted
- The pair bounced off the ball in Wolves’ 1-1 draw against Thomas Frank’s side
- Costa received the first red card of his Premier League career on Saturday
- The 34-year-old striker is now only available after the World Cup
Diego Costa has once again demonstrated his ability to wreak havoc among defenders when the Wolves striker was sent off for headbutting Brentford centre-back Ben Mee in the 1-1 draw. Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.
Costa picked up his first red card since returning to the Premier League with Wolves in the summer when he struck out in stoppage time and caught Mee in the face when the two came together.
More surprisingly, this was the Brazilians’ first red card, despite having built up a bad reputation during his years at Chelsea.
Saturday’s sacking means Costa will now miss games against Brighton, Leeds and Arsenal, meaning he will not be available until after the World Cup when Wolves visit Everton.
Diego Costa (right) was sent off for headbutting Ben Mee in Wolves’ 1-1 draw against Brentford
Referee Bobby Madley had to send Costa off the field after VAR showed clear contact had been made
The 34-year-old has struggled to regain the form he used to help Chelsea clinch Premier League titles for three seasons in London. Costa has yet to score for his new club this season.
Referee Bobby Madley was forced to send Costa down the sidelines in the 97th minute, with the official reducing the home side to ten men in his first top-level game in more than four years.
Mee (lying) hit the deck after being caught in the face by Costa’s (right) headbutt
The Brazilian striker (yellow) was sent off against Brentford with just a few minutes left
The 34-year-old (right) received his first-ever Premier League red card against Brentford
Video replays showed Costa and Mee struggling on the edge of the Brentford box with the defender trying to deny the striker a point in the box, while Wolves looked for a late winner.
In a bizarre moment of madness, Costa then tries to hit Mee with the head and fails to make contact with his target the first time, makes a second lunge, this time grabbing the Englishman in the face.