Adama Traore escapes red card for putting hand to Jack Cork’s face as tempers flare in Wolves vs Burnley with Chris Wood grabbing hat-trick

Adama Traore can perhaps count himself lucky to still be on the pitch as tempers flared in the first half of Wolves vs Burnley.

Daniel Podence went down in the box late in the half, with nothing given by the referee.

Adama Traore raised his hand to Jack Cork’s face, but escaped a red

The Burnley players were not happy and it led to some pushing and shoving in the box.

Replays showed Traore raise his hand and push Jack Cork in the face, but VAR deemed it was not worthy of more than a yellow.

The winger can perhaps count himself lucky with similar incidents, like Anthony Martial against Tottenham, seeing red cards dished out.

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Traore received a yellow card for the incident in the first half against Burnley[/caption]

It was all Burnley in the first half as they raced to a 3-0 lead thanks to a Chris Wood hat-trick.

Wood put Burnley in front after 14 minutes, turning Conor Coady one way then the other down the right side of the penalty area before finding the far corner of the net with a powerful, low shot from an acute angle.

Wood quickly doubled the lead after 21 minutes. Sloppy play by Adama Traore saw him give the ball away on the edge of his own penalty area, as Dwight McNeil intercepted his pass.

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It was the Chris Wood show in the first half against Wolves[/caption]

McNeil rolled the ball across the face of goal where Wood was on hand to tap it home from close range.

Wood completed his hat-trick just before half time when he headed home a corner inside the centre of the six-yard box.