- GoalWilly BolyWolverhampton Wanderers
- 2nd Half
- 1st Half
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle United
Premier League - 12 February 2019
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GOAL! Wolves 1-1 Newcastle. Boly scores - Moutinho takes a corner, Dubravka misses it, but the ball runs to Jimenez. It goes to Traore who claims a foul and the ref ignores it, so Newcastle clear. Coady sends it long for Jimenez who has a shot blocked, and there's another clearance. Boly finds Cavaleiro, whose cross goes to Traore, and the shot is blocked again. A cross from Traore is then hoofed in the box to the back post, and Boly looms over the 'keeper, who drops the ball, to nod in for a dramatic equaliser!
Traore sprints forward, finds Costa, who finds Cavaleiro and he forces a corner on the left.
Newcastle win a throw on the right wing, and there are cheers from the fans who can see three points.
- OffAyoze PérezNewcastle United
- OnJavier ManquilloNewcastle United
There are at least four minutes of this to come. Perez is swapped for Manquillo.
Almiron picks out Perez's run to the near post, and he glances an effort over the bar.
Moutinho's corner meets Bennett's header, but his downward effort is stoped by Dubravka.
Corner for Wolves, and Newcastle scramble it clear with Lejeune, who accidentally runs it out of play at the other side.
- OffIsaac HaydenNewcastle United
- OnMohamed DiaméNewcastle United
Diame is on for the goalscorer Hayden.
Moourinto curls in a corner, glanced on at the near post, it comes to Jimenez, and he slices a left foot shot miles wide of goal.
A cross for Costa seems him stretch to reach it before it drifts out for a goal kick.
- OffMatt DohertyWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnAdama TraoréWolverhampton Wanderers
Adama is on for Doherty.
Just a little over 10 minutes to come, probably. Adama warming up for Wolves, and Cavaleiro hoods a shot over.
Almiron sprints forward and wins a free kick off Moutinho. He has started brilliantly so far, attacking and stretching play. He should retire now, an unimpeachable legend.
Newcastle are, not surrprisingly, sitting back now.
15 minutes left, and we can see some absolutely incredible lads with their shirts off. What a night! Hayden is off for some treatment.
Almiron has his first touch, passes, and launches a break up the pitch to put pressure on the full-back.
- OffChristian AtsuNewcastle United
- OnMiguel AlmirónNewcastle United
Almiron on for Atsu. He's 25 today, not 24 as I'd said.
Miguel Almiron is getting ready to come on for the last stages of the game.
- OffLeander DendonckerWolverhampton Wanderers
- OnIvan CavaleiroWolverhampton Wanderers
Dendoncker and Jota off for Cavaleiro and Costa.
- Yellow cardJamaal LascellesNewcastle United
Lascelles earns himself a booking for a cynical hack on Jimenez to stop a counter.
Jimenez gets to the byline and forces in a low cross. Doherty gets it, but slams it into a sea of legs and the ball is cleared.
Perez sends a flick forward for Rondon to collect, and Newcastle are happily keeping the ball now.
Dubravka is keeping Newcastle in with a shout of three points, saving well from a Dendoncker header.
- GoalIsaac HaydenNewcastle United
GOAL! Wolves 0-1 Newcastle United. Hayden scores - Against the run of play for the whole match, Hayden fires past Patricio at the near post after being teed up by Schar.
After the opening period to the second half, it's much the same as the first period. Newcastle just don't have the patience or skill on the ball yet. Get Mikel Merino back!
- Yellow cardDiogo JotaWolverhampton Wanderers
Schar and Jota push their heads towards each other for a pointless booking each. The two tangled in a fairly boring tackle beforehand.
Rondon finds Perez, who spreads it to Yedlin, but he loses the ball. Yedlon gets it back moments later, but his cross is blocked, comes back to the American, and his ludicrous bicycle kick sees him completely miss it.
Jimenez has a shot blocked by Lascelles. Corner on the right from Moutinho, headed on to Doherty at the back post, who heads well over the bar from close range.
More Wolves possession.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
Nothing from the corner for Newcastle. That's the sole minute of added time, so I'll see you in one half of half an hour.
A mistake from Wolves allows Perez to seize on the ball in space, and he finds Rondon, who stands up Coady in the box, and drives a rising shot off the defender to win a corner.
- Yellow cardMatt RitchieNewcastle United
Ritchie runs into Doherty as Perez lofts a pass into his path in the box. Ritchie goes down, appeals for a penalty, but gets nowt. Ritchie is booked either for simulation or dissent, which seems tough if for a dive.
Corner for Wolves on the right wing. Moutinho takes, but Ritchie clears easily at the near post. The ball eventually comes to Jonny on the edge of the box, and he angles in a low drive through a goal that Dubravka does well to keep hold of.
Rondon goes close with a header, but there was no great danger.
Yedlin tries to get around the back, but he did that by dragging Jonny - I think - to the ground.
Jimenez drags out left to claim a long ball. He darts to the touchline, jinks away from goal to make the angle, and his low shot skids off Schar and forces Dubravka to dive to his left, palming it away.
The second corner is headed away at the near post. Jonny sends in a cross from deep on the right, but Jimenez can't get to the ball before Dubravka stoops to claim.
A jaunty run down the inside right from Jimenez has earned a corner off Lejeune. Moutinho takes, Boly meets it at the near post, and his header is deflected off Schar for another corner from the right.
Schar darts forward into space, and drills a low shot at goal from outside the box, which leaves Patricio initially scrambling, but he watches it go wide.
A bit of poor passing in midfield sees the ball switch from one side to the next until Wolves make their way to goal Doherty has a cross blocked, and the crowd's appeals for handball are ignored.
Moutinho's through ball for Jota is cut out, and Newcastle come forwarrd down the right. Wolves have it right back, but Dendoncker fouls up a pass from Jota, it runs to Neves, and he blasts a shot miles over from distance.
Yedlin is dispossessed by Jonny, who stumbles the box, lays it back to Neves, and his cross brings an offside flag for Jimenez.
Jota hoiks in a cross that just misses Doherty's late run into the penalty area. It's all Wolves.
Dubravka's clearance sees Wolves win it straight back again, and then play the ball back to the defence.
Jimenez tries to chase down a pass from Coady, but he can't keep it in play.
Jimenez slices a half-volley as he runs onto a cross at the penalty area, and skies his effort.
A corner on the left for Wolves. Moutinho takes, curling it in, and it's headed out by Lascelles.
Jonny crosses into the box for Jimenez. He seems to be barged over from behind by Atsu, but he gets the ball at the same time - a vital intervention.
Newcastle are struggling to make it out of their half, as Wolves' players come out to meet their designated man within a fraction of them receiving the ball.
Lejeune loses the ball on the halfway line, but the pass into Jimenez sees the forward tackled after a brief, jinking run.
Dubravka scuffs a clearance but Newcastle get away with it and keep hold of the ball.
Wolves keeping the ball in defence happily enough, but Newcastle are so far too organised to be dragged out of position.
Wolves again attack down the left, but they come inside and are closed out by the many Newcastle players.
Benitez casually looks on from the sidelines. His side aren't doing a great deal but watching for now.
Jonny plays a tempting ball across goal for Jimenez, but he can't get to it. At the other end, Rondon picks up Perez's pass over the top, and shoots straight at Patricio.
Wolves have had most of the ball so far, but Newcastle are sitting deep and narrow.
As Ted Maul said: Not much going on here.
- 1st Half
The match gets underway.
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A win for Newcastle could take them as high as Crystal Palace, but they would need to absolutely hammer Wolves to make up the goal difference that would move them into 13th.
A win for Wolves would keep them in seventh, because they are 12 points off both Arsenal and Chelsea above them. If they draw or lose: seventh.
Almiron only makes the bench for Newcastle. Antonio Barreca, who also joined the club this January - though only on loan from Monaco - doesn't make the squad.
And here is the transfer hoo-ha.
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And Wolves' manager Nuno Espirito Santo said: "The table can only create distractions and we avoid that. We stay focused on our day and routines day-to-day."
Newcastle United are without Jonjo Shelvey and Rob Elliot - remember him? - otherwise everyone is fit. Before the game, Rafael Benitez discussed Wolves, saying: "They have a good manager and some very good players - they have players who have been champions of Europe and internationals at every level. They may be newly-promoted but they have spent more than £100 million. They are a good team who are doing really well."
TEAMS: Wolves: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Bennett, Otto, Doherty, Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Diogo, Raul. Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Adama. /// Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon. Subs: Woodman, Manquillo, Fernandez, Diame, Kenedy, Almiron, Joselu.
The most interesting thing tonight is that Newcastle United's record signing could start against Wolves tonight. Miguel Almiron arrives from MLS - or as it is officially known, the MLS - with a reputation as the best player in recent years there. He is the current MVP (most voted for person) and at 24 has what are likely his best years ahead of him. The Paraguayan international could be the first player of quality at the club since Vernon Anita. Wait.
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