My favourite game: Wolves cut down Nottingham Forest with red cards flying

After 20 minutes there had been two goals and two red cards but Molineux madness had only just begun in February 2000

It all began in an air of quiet dignity. Molineux paid its respects to the late Sir Stanley Matthews with a perfectly observed minute’s silence.

Matthews had no link with either of the sides who met on that bright, crisp afternoon but though most present had never seen him play, all were aware he was the epitome of sportsmanship and decency. A throwback to a seemingly more gentle era but still a great competitor. What Matthews would have made of what followed, who knows?

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