Diego Costa gets first-ever Premier League red card after headbutting opponent

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    Diego Costa has seen red for the first time in the Premier League – incredibly – after headbutting Ben Mee in the final minute.

    With Wolves and Brentford desperate for a winner, the man capable of giving Steve Davis all three points decided to let the intrusive thoughts win instead. In an off-the-ball moment, Costa planted one on Mee when the full whistle was just about to reach Bobby Madley's lips.

    VAR intervened and told the match official to take a second look but the video evidence was damning and there was no other course of action except a red card. It means that Costa will likely now be suspended for three matches – ruling him out of Premier League action until after the World Cup.

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    But perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that this was the first time the hothead psycho has been sent off in the Premier League. During his three years at Chelsea, the Spain international never received a red card in the league.

    That is despite nearly fighting every centre-back he ever came up against during his time at Stamford Bridge, where he scored 52 times in 89 appearances. In fact, he only saw red once – when he bit Gareth Barry in an FA Cup clash against Everton.

    There have been several flashpoints across Costa's career at Chelsea where he could have been sent off – including furious outbursts against Gabriel Paulista at Arsenal and Jordan Henderson at Liverpool.

    Not only that, but there countless battles when Chelsea played Tottenham – including an eye gouge on Jan Vertonghen. You can read up about all of Costa's craziest clashes right here.

    But the forward, who likes to live on the edge, has escaped maximum punishment every time. That luck has ran out this weekend at a cruel time for Wolves as they continue to toil.

    After already sacking Bruno Lage, the Molineux outfit have been made one of the favourite three teams to get relegated this season, as per a supercomputer's latest predictions. A 1-1 draw against Brentford keeps them 18th in the table, a point off Leicester.


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