Friday, August 12, 2022

Newcastle beat Wolves to clear 10 points from the drop zone

NEWcastle, England – Newcastle moved 10 points away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton in the Premier League on Friday.

Chris Wood scored a penalty in the 72nd minute to put his team on the verge of safety.

The second goal of January’s signing put Newcastle’s pressure on teams below 14th in black-and-white shirts.

Wood, who became New Zealand’s record scorer during last month’s international break, had seen a strike dismissed by VAR in the first half, but his decisive intervention ended his side’s three-game losing streak.

It was little more than Eddie Howe’s side – inspired by the excellent Bruno Guimaraes – worth a night when Wolves rarely looked like claiming the three points needed to climb into the top six, until late. Don’t be in a hurry

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Watched by a crowd of more than 52,000 at St James’ Park, Newcastle thought they had taken the lead in the 24th minute when a prone Wood fired home after Wolves failed to clear Guimares’ cross – When he and Miguel Almiron cleverly exchanged passes . Although there was no offside flag, it was decided that a VAR review should have followed.

Wood finally got his chance with 18 minutes remaining. When he was supported by Jose Sa running towards Jolinton’s pass, Wood sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the spot to score.

Guimaraes may have made it 2–0, but saw his hit trickle only wide, but the lead was extremely fragile with Fabio Silva going to waste before being denied a fine save from Martín Dubravka as time went on. was reduced.

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