Newcastle vs. Wolves result and highlights: Magpies claim key win in Premier League relegation battle

Newcastle have moved to within touching distance of Premier League safety as they squeezed out a 1-0 win at home to Wolves.

The Magpies now move up to 34 points, with their first win in a month, thanks to Chris Wood’s second half spot-kick on Tyneside.

Neither side created much in a drab opening 45 minutes, before Wood picked himself up after colliding with Wolves’ keeper Jose Sa, to eventually slam Newcastle in front with 20 minutes to go.

Wolves did rally in the final stages, with Fabio Silva heading wide, but Howe’s side did enough to dig in and claim a valuable home victory.

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Newcastle vs. Wolves result

1 HOUR 2H Final
Newcastle United 0 one one
wolves 0 0 0


NEW β€” Chris Wood (penalty kick) β€” 72nd min.

Newcastle vs. Wolves as-it-happened: commentary and highlights

FULLTIME: Newcastle edge out a crucial three points in their battle against Premier League relegation with a tight 1-0 win over Wolves on Tyneside. On a night of few chances at both ends, Chris Wood’s second-half penalty gives Eddie Howe’s side a massive boost.

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88th min.: Scrappy stuff in the final minutes as Joao Moutinho picks up a caution and Sean Longstaff replaces Guimaraes for Newcastle. Rayan Ait Nouri on for Marcal for the visitors.

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84th min.: Another one for Wolves!!

Silva steps away from two tackles inside the box but his drive is beaten out superbly by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. Crucial stop by the Slovakian international.

82nd min.: Huge chance for Wolves!!

Substitute Pedro Neto slides in Fernando Marcal and his brilliant cross is headed well wide by Silva.

78th min.: Double change for Wolves.

75th min.: Newcastle break on the counter and it is ALMOST 2-0 as Saint-Maximin slips in Guimaraes and the Brazilian bends one just wide!!

72nd min.: WOOD SMASHES HOME!!!!!

Wood steps up and hammers the ball down the middle as Sa gambles and dives out of the way!

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Wood breaks onto a loose ball inside the box and Sa appears to catch him. However, the VAR check is UNDERWAY.


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66th min.: Newcastle burst into life…but no breakthrough yet.

Guimaraes delivers a great ball into the box as Allan Saint-Maximin smashes over the bar before the Frenchman turns provider as his cross just evades Wood.

62nd min: The game has slowed back down again as Schar goes down injured, Changes incoming for both sides.

54th minute: First booking of the night as Fabian Schar catches Fabio Silva.

50th minute: Some slight signs of life at the start of the second period with half chances at both ends. Wood flicks on for Dan Burn inside the Wolves box, but his tame effort is easily held by Sa before Hwang Hee-chan is snuffed out on the counterattack.

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46th min.: Back underway at St. James’ Park.

Let’s hope for some much needed positivity

HALFTIME: Neither side doing enough to carve out a breakthrough in a disappointing opening 45 minutes in Newcastle. Wood’s close range effort rightly ruled out for offside against Almiron and Wolves have offered nothing.

44th minute: Two quickfire half chances for Newcastle as Joelinton’s header flies wide and Almiron’s deflected strike is easily gathered in by Jose Sa.

40th min.: Not One for the expected goals (xG) fans

As per OPTA data, it’s Newcastle 0.07 vs. 0.03 for Wolves.

36th minute: Little burst of positivity from Newcastle as we edge towards the end of the first half. Joelinton’s cross into the box is hacked away by the Wolves defense.


Very little to talk about on the night and Newcastle have their breakthrough chalked off by VAR.

Brilliant skill from Miguel Almiron to create an angle to find Chris Wood, who scuffs home the ‘opener’, but the Paraguayan had strayed fractionally offside in the build up.

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11th minute: Slow start from both sides at St. James’ Park with the only early news coming via Ryan Fraser’s injury. The Scottish international appears to have tweaked his hamstring with Miguel Almiron coming on to replace him.

KICK OFF: Wolves get us underway here on a clear night on Tyneside!!

One hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN

Two changes for Wolves boss Eddie Howe as Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence rotate out, and Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Cundle come in.

Also two starting changes for Eddie Howe as Emil Krafth replaces Javi Manquillo at right back and Bruno Guimaraes comes in for the injured Joe Willock in midfield.

Two hours to KO: It’s time for Friday Night Lights at St. James’ Park! Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Newcastle vs. Wolves, with commentary running before and throughout the 90 minutes.

Newcastle vs. Wolves confirmed lineups

Howe is boosted by the return of Miguel Almiron after he missed last weekend’s 5-0 defeat at Tottenham after testing positive for COVID-19, but Joe Willock was deemed unfit for this clash.

Newcastle United starting line-up (4-3-3): Dubravka (GK) β€” Targett, Burn, Schar, Krafth β€” Joelinton, Shelvey, Guimaraes β€” Saint-Maximin, Wood, Fraser

Newcastle United subs (9): Darlow (GK), Dummett, Manquillo, Lascelles, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Gayle, Longstaff

Wolves have two key absentees for the trip to St. James’ Park with Portuguese star Ruben Neves sidelined for a month with a knee problem and Raul Jimenez serving the final game of a two-match ban.

Wolves starting lineup (3-4-3): Sa (GK) β€” Kilman, Coady, Boly β€” Marcal, Moutinho, Cundle, Castro β€” Hwang, Silva, Trincao

Wolves subs (9): Ruddy (GK), Nouri, Mosquera, Neto, Chiquinho, Semedo, Gomes, Saiss, Campbell

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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