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Henry reignites feud with Murphy

Wolves captain Karl Henry has hit out at Fulham's Danny Murphy, calling him a 'big mouth' and claiming he was 'nutted or elbowed' in the 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Murphy angered Wolves fans and players with comments earlier this season in the wake of Bobby Zamora's broken leg and claimed later than Wolves were one of three clubs whose players are sent out "so pumped up, there is inevitably going to be problems."

Henry, though, believes those comments have changed referees' perceptions of them and thinks they have had to struggle all season because of it.

"Murphy's comments have changed the public perception of us and maybe the referees' perception of us, too. It's taken us a long time to lose that tag but it's been dragged up again because we were playing Fulham,'' he said.

Asked whether Murphy spoke to him on the pitch after the 1-1 draw, Henry said: "Not really, there was nothing much said on the pitch. I think he's just a bit of a big mouth. He doesn't really want to say much on it, he just says it off it."

Henry also claimed that a clash with Murphy just before half-time went unpunished: "He came in and nutted me or elbowed me. I'm not quite sure what it was. The referee [Michael Oliver] was two yards away and didn't quite see it, that's how it goes."

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