EFL Cup - Third Round
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Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matt Ritchie
Summer signing Matt Ritchie scored his second goal for Newcastle

Yoan Gouffran scored a stunning goal as Newcastle avenged Saturday's league defeat by Wolves to reach the EFL Cup fourth round.

The Championship side suffered a shock 2-0 home loss at the hands of their opponents but took a 29th-minute lead when Matt Ritchie sidefooted in.

Frenchman Gouffran doubled the lead two minutes later when he fired in a ferocious volley from Ritchie's cross.

They also went close through Mohamed Diame whose chip came off the bar.

The visitors produced very few chances. Magpies keeper Karl Darlow saved Jed Wallace's shot and then rushed out of his goal to block Ola John's attempt from four yards.

Newcastle are at promotion rivals Aston Villa on Saturday and Wolves are at home to Brentford.

Relive Tuesday's EFL Cup action

Newcastle Rafael Benitez manager on Gouffran:

"I was happy with him during pre-season. I was expecting some offers for him during the summer - we had one that was not good enough. I was expecting maybe no-one would come and I would be happy, so that was the situation.

"I am really pleased because when you have someone working so hard, he deserves some luck sometimes.

"He didn't know what would happen in the future, but still he was working hard, so I am really pleased for him and he is scoring great goals now. Especially from volleys, so that is good."

Wolves boss Walter Zenga:

"We made a big gift in one minute and the game was over in that one minute because of our two mistakes in defensive situations.

"When you make some gifts in this way, it's difficult then to come back into the game.

"Before they scored the goals, we had one great chance, unbelievable, one v one with the keeper and we missed. In the second half, we would have had something to open up the game.

"But unfortunately, we didn't score and the game was in the hands of the home team."

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 22Yedlin
  • 5Hanley
  • 2Clark
  • 7Lazaar
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forLascellesat 86'minutes
  • 12Shelvey
  • 4Colback
  • 20GouffranBooked at 63minsSubstituted forAtsuat 74'minutes
  • 15DiaméSubstituted forPérezat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 6Lascelles
  • 14Hayden
  • 17Pérez
  • 30Atsu
  • 41Woodman
  • 45Mitrovic

Wolves

  • 21Lonergan
  • 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira
  • 18IorfaBooked at 90mins
  • 30Hause
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forJohnat 45'minutes
  • 16Coady
  • 8SavilleBooked at 80mins
  • 12J WallaceSubstituted forBödvarssonat 78'minutes
  • 25Gladon
  • 10MasonSubstituted forPriceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 6Batth
  • 15John
  • 19Price
  • 20Oniangué
  • 22Bödvarsson
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
34,735

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

  5. Post update

    Ola John (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon with a headed pass.

  9. Booking

    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Grant Hanley (Newcastle United).

  17. Post update

    Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Newcastle United. Jamaal Lascelles replaces Matt Ritchie.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United).

  20. Post update

    Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.