Newcastle United Hit With Last-Gasp Equaliser To Remain Firmly Entrenched in Basement Battle
Wolves Defender Willy Boly Strikes in 90 + 5th Minute
By: Marc Gingell
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 W. Boly 90 + 5
Newcastle United 1 I. Hayden 56
Not since 1972 have Wolves managed four top-flight wins on the bounce and they missed the opportunity against Newcastle United last night. After wins against mid-table rivals Leicester, West Ham, and Everton they came unstuck against relegation-threatened Newcastle.
Isaac Hayden put Newcastle in front on 56 minutes with his first goal of the season after being put through on the right by Fabian Schar. Wolves keeper Rui Patricio should have done a lot better.
Deep into added time Wolves 81st minute substitute, Adama Traore put over a high looping cross and Wolves defender Boly climbed above Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka to head home his third goal of the season. Like his opposite number, Dubravka should have done better.
On 17 minutes Raul Jimenez went down in the box after a challenge by Christian Atsu which had the home fans screaming for a penalty. Ruben Neves tried one of his long-range specials ten minutes later but it went six yards over the bar. Jimenez forced a good save from Dubravka after a fine run from the left after 34 minutes. Right on half-time, Newcastle’s Solomon Rondon had an opportunity but he sent his left foot shot high into the crowd.
Matt Doherty, coming in at the back post from a corner on the right after two minutes of the re-start, had a good headed chance from three yards but couldn’t keep his effort down. Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff did well to put him off. Hayden then took his chance to put the visitors in front. A good sign for Newcastle who’ve only lost once this season after opening the scoring. But Boly rescued the point right at the end with Newcastle claiming Dubravka had been fouled.
Wolves (3-5-2): Player Ratings
Manager: Nuno Espírito Santo
Starting XI: Patricio (4), Bennett (6), Coady (6), Boly (6), Doherty (7), Neves (7), Moutinho (6), Dendoncker (5), Jonny (6), Jota (6), Jimenez (7).
Substitutes: Cavaleiro (6), Costa (6), Adama (6).
Subs not used: Ruddy (gk), Vinagre, Saiss, Gibbs-White
Newcastle (5-4-1): Player Ratings
Manager: Rafael Benítez
Starting XI: Dubravka (6), Schar (7), Lascelles (7), Lejeune (5), Yedlin (6), Ritchie (6), Hayden (7), Atsu (6), Longstaff (8*), Perez (6), Rondon (6).
Substitutes: Almiron (6), Diame (N/A), Manquillo (N/A).
Subs not used: Woodman (gk), Fernandez, Kenedy, Joselu
Man of the Match: Sean Longstaff
Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)
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