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Henry red card was deserved - McCarthy

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said he had no complaints about Karl Henry's straight red card in the 11th minute of his team's 2-0 defeat at Wigan.

Starting with the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League, Wolves' reputation was further dented by Henry's challenge on Jordi Gomez.

McCarthy said: "I have no arguments with the sending-off, it was reckless.

"Given that our reputation in recent weeks has been soured because of tackles it's disappointing."

Gomez grabbed the opener in the second half with a fine free-kick before Hugo Rodallega made sure of the points as Wigan picked up their first home win of the season.

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And Latics boss Roberto Martinez was left in no doubts about the severity of a challenge that caught Gomez late and spun him through the air.

He said: "I just felt it was a broken leg. The excessive force and how reckless he was meant it was a real worry for us. Jordi was very, very fortunate to escape damage. After that I didn't want the sending off because in a way you become anxious with everyone expecting a win.

"But the way we regrouped and found the solutions in the second half was very pleasing. It was a mature performance."

Martinez proud of Wigan players

McCarthy said there was no malicious intent from Henry when making his mistimed challenge on Gomez: "He's not that way inclined, he doesn't kick people."

Referring to his team in general, he added: "There's no problems with discipline and attitude at the club."



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