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Watch: Irish midfielder Alan Browne recalled from dressing room so he can be sent off

The Preston star left the field prematurely at Molineux.

Source: ES eXtra Soccer/YouTube

THERE WAS A strange moment in the dying stages as Wolves beat Preston 3-2 at Molineux in the Championship today.

As the Lilywhites chased a late goal, Irish midfielder Alan Browne — who was already on a booking — was penalised for a mistimed tackle.

Realising his gaffe, the Irish midfielder trudged off to the dressing room without even waiting for the referee to produce a second yellow, with the visitors eager to waste as little time as possible in their search for an equaliser.

Yet that incident led to a melee between the two sides, before more time was wasted, as official Stephen Martin insisted Browne returned to the field so he could officially brandish the red card to him.

You can watch it all above in the video from around the five-minute mark.

Browne was the only Irish player involved for Preston, with Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan on the bench, while Greg Cunningham and Sean Maguire were unavailable through injury.

Ex-Cork City player Kevin O’Connor was also absent for the visitors, with the 22-year-old still waiting to make his debut after signing for Alex Neil’s side in the summer.

For the hosts, Dublin-born full-back Matt Doherty won a penalty and impressed over the course of the 90 minutes.

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