Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has told the Yorkshire Post that he was sent off in the match against Aston Villa because he left the technical area.

The Owls slipped to a 2-0 loss against Villa at the weekend but it was an incident that took place shortly after the second half which ended up changing the game. Vincent Sasso was sent off for a two footed challenge but shortly after another incident seemed to happen on the touchline and Carvalhal was sent to the stands for the rest of the game, meaning Lee Bullen was forced to take charge.

And Carvalhal has revealed that he was not sent off due to any choice words to the officials on the sideline but that he would leave the technical area. When this was spotted, he was given a talking to by the referees and ended up being sent to the stands for his troubles.

He said: “I spoke to the referee. I did not offend anyone. I didn’t complain. I was sent off because I was out of the technical area.”

“During the whole game, I do not talk about any situations and I did not open my mouth to the fourth official. The emotions were high with the sending-off but at no time was I using any bad words. I wasn’t critical of any decisions.”

“My situation is not important. I was more worried about the red card for my player. It made a big difference to the game.”

“We came to win and we had chances to win. We attempted to make an impact but with 10 players we were restricted.”

“We were all the time solid and compact but the story of the game was that we didn’t take our chances.”


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