McCarthy takes issue with Warnock influence
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy felt Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock should have been sent off before he set up his side's late winner in the derby clash at Molineux.Warnock had already been booked in the first half when he brought down Wolves striker Kevin Doyle to halt a threatening counter-attack.But the England player escaped with a warning from referee Mark Halsey and rubbed salt into Wolves wounds by crossing for Emile Heskey to head the winner in a 2-1 success.It doomed Wolves to a third successive league defeat, while making it two wins out of two for new Villa boss Gerard Houllier.McCarthy said: "It was a great header by Heskey and we shouldn't take that away from him. We could have done better when the ball came in - but I don't think Warnock should have been on the pitch."If it is a foul, it is a booking. Doyle has got Fletcher on the outside of him and it is a real attacking opportunity. It just rankles a bit. Had he (Warnock) not been booked already, I think he would have been. But I haven't spoken to the referee about it and have no intention to do so."
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