Wolves defender Craddock slams Sunderland ‘diver’ Larsson

PAYING THE PENALTY ... Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson saw his spot-kick saved.
PAYING THE PENALTY ... Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson saw his spot-kick saved.
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WOLVES defender Jody Craddock believes justice was done with the missed panalty that transformed his side’s relegation scrap with Sunderland.

Sunderland winger Seb Larsson went down cheaply on the edge of the box under Craddock’s challenge to give the Black Cats a chance to make it 2-0.

But Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey saved the spot kick before launching the counter-attack that brought the home side level through Steven Fletcher, who later volleyed the winning goal.

Craddock said: “It was really frustrating because he’s (Larsson) a professional and that sort of stuff really gets to me.

“He dived, that’s the only explanation for it.

“Yes, I did put my leg out, but then I tried to take my leg away but, if he’d have actually run into it, he’d have got the penalty anyway.

“But he didn’t. He dived before that. I said a few choice words but what can you do?

“I was angry and shouting but the ref had already given a penalty so nothing I was saying could have changed it.

“You see it on the TV. I was nowhere near him.

“But it’s swings and roundabouts because Wayne saved it and we ended up scoring straight afterwards so maybe a bit of justice was done.”