Wolves defender Willy Boly scored a dramatic late equaliser as Newcastle had been denied a treasured victory of their strive against against relegation from the Premier League.
Rafael Benitez’s friends had regarded heading in the sincere route to switch three points certain of the relegation zone courtesy of Isaac Hayden’s earlier strike at Molineux.
Nonetheless as the game drifted past the minimum four minutes disbursed for added time, Boly climbed above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to head in Adama Traore’s lofted contaminated.
Newcastle’s avid gamers and supervisor furiously appealed for a spoiled, with the frail Porto defender showing to dangle every fingers on Dubravka. Nevertheless, referee Graham Scott waved away their protests.
Benitez’s facet went in front when Hayden learned the underside-handsome nook after gathering a ultimate scuttle from Fabian Schar and scuttle-footing dwelling goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Wolves controlled complaints in the predominant interval and created so a lot of chances to ranking after the wreck, with Newcastle tell to aloof down and counter-assault.
When the hosts did wreck thru, Matt Doherty and Raul Jimenez had been responsible of shut-differ misses.
The consequence leaves Newcastle one point above the underside three in 16th put while Wolves dwell seventh.
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Final act denies Newcastle
Wolves would possibly well presumably well also simply dangle controlled the tempo but Newcastle’s defensive resilience paying off.
With 10 men on the total deployed at the support of the ball, they restricted the hosts to precise two photographs now heading in the right direction in the predominant half of, laying a platform for them to damage on after the wreck.
As they grew in self assurance, Matt Ritchie and Schar had been afforded the condo to open assaults.
It changed into as soon as Schar’s purposeful trail that created their purpose, the Swiss defender feigning to shoot and drawing Boly out of space. That allowed Hayden to acquire the ball unmarked and fire dwelling.
There were additionally some stunning touches on cloak by Newcastle’s speak signing Miguel Almiron, who changed into as soon as introduced for the final 18 minutes.
Yet having resisted intense Wolves stress in the closing stages, they had been undone by the game’s closing act.
With Dubravka caught under a high contaminated, Boly climbed above him – briefly inserting every fingers on the Slovak – and bundled the ball over the road.
Right here is the 2d time this term that Wolves dangle scored late against Newcastle.
Matt Doherty’s 94th-minute purpose gave Nuno Espirito Santo’s facet all three points at St James’ Park in December.
Nonetheless no matter getting 22 photographs on purpose, this changed into as soon as a misfiring performance in comparability to their final three Premier League outings, which delivered 10 targets and consecutive victories.
Main scorer Raul Jimenez, with nine targets this term, changed into as soon as particularly at fault, hitting the purpose with precise one in every of this six photographs.
Diogo Jota and Doherty additionally spurned opportunities to ranking, the latter heading over from three yards out.
Nonetheless Boly’s dedication at the support submit in the dying seconds ensured Wolves’ kept up their standing for late targets.
No facet has scored extra targets after 90 minutes than Wolves this term, who moved level on five with Manchester United and Cardiff.
Man of the match – Sean Longstaff (Newcastle)
‘We needed to be sturdy sufficient’ – what they stated
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo to BBC Sport: “It came late, however the performance deserved targets. We created instances however the finishing touch changed into as soon as no longer there. It is one thing we must beef up and be extra clinical. Credit to Newcastle they had been so organised. Final minute shows the persona of the crew.
On whether or no longer Boly fouled on the keeper: “I didn’t stumble on the photos yet. I will acknowledge this question in the press convention for certain. I develop no longer come to a choice the work of the referees because it is far so inspiring. The referees are so well ready and must come to a choice in a 2d.
“We have to smooth dangle done better, however the effort in the final minute and the skill they believed shows persona. Nonetheless we require diverse enchancment.”
Newcastle supervisor Rafael Benitez to Sky Sports: “We needed to be sturdy sufficient defending the contaminated.
“These extra or less balls it is seemingly you’ll presumably well develop a minute bit bit better, punch the ball. That is it. It changed into as soon as no longer very certain looking at the replay. It is one thing we dangle to defend better. We comprehend it is England and folks will come to the keeper.
“I changed into as soon as no longer gratified with some choices from the referee, but total he changed into as soon as ultimate.”
Wolves late cloak again – the stats
- Newcastle dangle picked up seven points from their final four Premier League games (W2 D1 L1), one extra than they managed of their outdated nine fixtures in the competition (W1 D3 L5).
- Newcastle’s Isaac Hayden netted simplest his 2d Premier League purpose and his first in 31 appearances, since scoring against Southampton in October 2017.
- Totally Cardiff, Everton and Southampton (all 12) dangle viewed their Premier League games this season goalless at half of-time extra on the total than Newcastle (11).
- Fabian Schar has been directly provocative in three targets in his final four Premier League games for Newcastle (2 targets, 1 relief), as many as he managed in his outdated 32 appearances in Europe’s colossal five leagues.
- Newcastle’s Miguel Almiron became the eighth Paraguayan to make his debut in the Premier League and the predominant since West Ham’s Fabian Balbuena in August 2018.
Wolves proceed to Bristol city in the fifth spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday (13:00 GMT) earlier than resuming Premier League accountability at Bournemouth on Saturday, 23 February (15:00).
Newcastle host Huddersfield in the Premier League on 23 February (15:00).