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Newcastle United 0-2 Wolves

Wolves celebrate
Wolves celebrate taking the lead through Chancel Mbemba's own goal

Wolves bounced back from Tuesday's thrashing by Barnsley with a victory that ended Newcastle United's five-match Championship winning streak.

Chancel Mbemba headed Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's cross into his own net to give the visitors, who lost 4-0 in midweek, a half-time lead.

Winger Helder Costa curled in a second from 18 yards just after the hour.

Newcastle, 6-0 winners at QPR on Tuesday, ended the game with 10 men after Vurnon Anita was sent off.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card three minutes from time for a challenge on Wolves substitute Ivan Cavaleiro, but it had little impact on the final outcome.

The two sides could hardly have gone into the game in more contrasting form, with Newcastle having kept five successive clean sheets while Wolves had not won in three games and conceded four times in the final 17 minutes at home against Barnsley.

But Walter Zenga's side began brightly as a Costa shot was cleared off the line, while Bodvarsson's follow-up hit the top of the bar.

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme saved Ayoze Perez's shot from 12 yards well as Rafael Benitez's side threatened before the visitors opened up their two-goal lead.

Bodvarsson fired over when presented with a chance to make it 3-0, while Ikeme saved with his legs to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic as Newcastle sought a way back into the game.

That proved to be the Magpies' last meaningful effort as Wolves held on to win on Tyneside for the first time since 1991.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez: "The football decisions were wrong and then we put ourselves under pressure.

"It's a bad day, but we have to analyse what was wrong and try to change it. It's not that you have to forget - you have to forget, but try to understand why and try to correct things as soon as possible.

"You have to change players, but we did it before and we were winning. Today it was just doing from the beginning a lot of things wrong, that's it."

Wolves boss Walter Zenga: "I am delighted because I got an answer from the team. We prepared for this game to show to ourselves first of all that the last 15 minutes of the last game was an accident, was something that can happen in football.

"The players wanted to see a reaction themselves to show that the last 15 minutes was a shock for everybody. Besides the fact that we won 2-0 here in Newcastle, the spirit of the team, how they approached the game, how they started the game, how they played is a big answer to everybody.

"Playing at this stadium in front of 52,000 fans against a team that came from five victories in a row, four games without conceding a goal and the last game was 6-0 for them away and we lost 4-0 at home, the approach was very important, and that is my satisfaction about today."

Line-ups

Newcastle

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 28Sels
  • 8AnitaBooked at 87mins
  • 18Mbemba
  • 6Lascelles
  • 3DummettBooked at 40mins
  • 11RitchieBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAtsuat 63'minutes
  • 12Shelvey
  • 14HaydenSubstituted forMitrovicat 63'minutes
  • 17Pérez
  • 15DiaméBooked at 45mins
  • 9Gayle

Substitutes

  • 2Clark
  • 4Colback
  • 20Gouffran
  • 22Yedlin
  • 26Darlow
  • 30Atsu
  • 45Mitrovic

Wolves

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6BatthBooked at 35mins
  • 29Borthwick-JacksonBooked at 72mins
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 79mins
  • 27SaissBooked at 36mins
  • 20Oniangué
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forMasonat 75'minutes
  • 22BödvarssonSubstituted forCoadyat 88'minutes
  • 24Brito TeixeiraBooked at 56minsSubstituted forCavaleiroat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 10Mason
  • 16Coady
  • 21Lonergan
  • 25Gladon
  • 30Hause
  • 50Cavaleiro
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
52,117

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chancel Mbemba.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

  6. Post update

    Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United).

  9. Post update

    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Edwards.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Dismissal

    Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) is shown the red card.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

  17. Post update

    Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield8611116519
2Norwich8521139417
3Newcastle85031661015
4Barnsley85031911815
5Birmingham8431106415
6Brentford8422135814
7Brighton8422106414
8Reading8422910-114
9Fulham834186213
10Wolves8332109112
11Ipswich833287112
12Bristol City83231211111
13Nottm Forest83231617-111
14Sheff Wed8323911-211
15Leeds8314911-210
16QPR83141014-410
17Burton8233121209
18Aston Villa81528808
19Preston8206712-56
20Derby813427-56
21Rotherham8134920-116
22Wigan81251012-25
23Blackburn81251017-75
24Cardiff8125614-85
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