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J. Murphy
Goal
1 - 1
88'
A. Carroll
J. Lascelles
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João Moutinho
Rúben Neves
80'
R. Jiménez
Goal
1 - 0
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M. Almirón
Yellow Card

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63% 36%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 702 400
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Thank you for following our coverage of tonight’s Premier League match between Wolves and Newcastle United. Until next time, stay safe!
Next up for Wolves is a home tie against Crystal Palace on Friday night whilst Newcastle host league leaders Everton on Sunday afternoon.  
The visitors will certainly be the happier side with that point as Wolves dominated much of the second half in truth. Jimenez got the home side ahead with a strike from the edge of the box but a very late Murphy free-kick means the points are shared here at Molineux.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: WOLVES 1-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED.
90' + 2' The play has gone a bit scrappy as Newcastle in particular look to see out this draw on the road. A foul by Marcal on Almiron relieves the pressure.
90' Three minutes of added time will be played here at Molineux. Can either side grab a late winner? 
J. Murphy
Goal
89' GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! 1-1!! WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?! Murphy strikes directly from the free-kick, wraps his right-footed effort around the wall and finds the bottom corner of the Wolves goal. Patricio got a touch on it but can’t keep it out.
A. Carroll
J. Lascelles
88' Last roll of the dice for Newcastle as Carroll replaces Lascelles. 
88' Newcastle have a very dangerous free kick on the edge of Wolves’ penalty area as Coady pushes Wilson to the ground.
87' Wolves are working hard but Newcastle have controlled the last few minutes of possession as they go in search of a late equaliser. A ball is floated into Joelinton but his knock-down header doesn’t find Wilson in the six-yard area.
85' This is a test for the away side now. The Magpies have offered very little in the second half but now need to go out and get an equaliser out of nowhere. A certain Andy Carroll could prove a welcome addition perhaps?
João Moutinho
Rúben Neves
83' Moutinho replaces Neves in midfield to try and see out this result for the home side. 
R. Jiménez
Goal
80' GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!! 1-0 WOLVES. JIMENEZ WITH THE BREAKTHROUGH!! The free kick is whipped in by Neto but is cleared well by the head of Wilson. The ball falls nicely to the Mexican international on the edge of the area though and he strikes from 25 yards into the far corner. Darlow got a touch on the effort and could have done better in truth.
80' A foul is called as Schar upends Neto on the left wing. Another dangerous set piece for the home side.
S. Longstaff
A. Saint-Maximin
79' Saint-Maximin is replaced by Longstaff at the same time. A quiet night for the French winger at Molineux. 
Joelinton
R. Fraser
78' Newcastle make a much-needed first substitution as Joelinton replaces Fraser. The Brazilian will move upfront to join Wilson.
77' Chance for the home side! It’s that man Traore who blazes past Lewis on the right, his delivery is stood up to Marcal who lays it off to Neves. The Portuguese international fires at goal but Lascelles blocks well.
75' The away side are offering very little in an attacking sense. A draw away to Wolves would be a good result but the home side could easily deliver a late sucker punch. At every opportunity, the ball is worked out wide to Traore who looks the most likely to break the deadlock right now.
73' Newcastle are yet to make a change in this match-up tonight. Will Bruce roll the dice and go for an unlikely winner?
72' Good work from the substitute Traore forces a Wolves corner. The subsequent delivery is met by Darlow who punches clear. Wolves regain possession and come again though. 
70' It’s Newcastle turn to  form a rare attack and Hendrick has a go from distance. The ex-Burnley man's effort is blocked by Dendoncker though and Patricio collects.
Fernando Marçal
R. Saïss
69' Marcal also enters the fray at the same time – replacing Saiss at left wing-back.
Adama Traoré
Daniel Podence
68' First substitute of the night as Traore joins the action at the expense of Podence. The Spaniard could prove to be the spark that Wolves are looking for tonight.
65' Wolves have a chance for a dangerous set piece. The original cross is cleared but Neves shoots from distance. His long-ranged effort is held onto by Darlow.
63' Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is winless in his last seven away league matches against Wolves (D2 L5), since leading Birmingham to a 3-2 win there in April 2007 in the Championship. I'm confident that he'd be happy with any positive result tonight for his side. 
61' CHANCE! Newcastle nearly take a surprise lead here. Murphy charges down the right, lays back to Wilson who in turn plays the ball to Almiron. The midfielder takes aim from around the penalty spot but his effort is blocked by Coady. Shouts for handball are ignored by the referee.
59' It certainly feels like Wolves are currently the most likely to make the breakthrough. The home side have started this second half just like the first – completely in control of the possession. Newcastle can't break out of their own half right now
57' There’s going to be a quick VAR check here as Podence strikes at goal. Fernandez flies in and blocks his effort but with his trailing arm. Penalty not awarded for the hosts - the correct call as the defender knew little about it.
55' It’s all very disjointed for Newcastle. Manager Steve Bruce wants them to sit deep when out of possession but when the visitors win the ball back, there’s only really Wilson up top and he has no support. The introduction of a second striker could significantly help them on the break.
53' Another shot from distance from Wolves and it’s Neto again. He aims for the far top corner but his effort is fired well over Darlow’s crossbar.
51' CHANCE! Wilson gives away the ball on the halfway line and Wolves pounce. The ball is worked out to Podence who cuts back to Neto but his right footed shot from just inside the box flies over. The winger should have done better.
49' Since their return to the Premier League in 2018-19, Wolves have failed to score in the first half of 58 games - more than any other side in the division.
47' An early warning shot from the home side as Jimenez shoots from distance but his effort heads wide. It’s ambitious from 30 yards but you never know with the form Wolves’ main man is in.
46' The visitors get us back under here in the Midlands!
Fans of both sides – and neutrals watching on - will certainly be hoping that the second half is better than the first. Substitutions by either manager could be key to the outcome of this Premier League clash.
Not the most exciting of halfs here at Molineux as Wolves and Newcastle have largely equalled one another in the opening 45 minutes of action. No huge chances to report on so far but attempts from Jimenez and Saint-Maximin the closest either side have got to a break-through.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: WOLVES 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED. 
45' Just one minute of added time to be played here at Molineux. Will there be a late chance for either side? 
44' If Newcastle are to score in this one it's extremely likely that Wilson will be involved in it. His movement has been excellent so far for the visitors despite having little in the way of help from his teammates as Newcastle are sat so deep.
42' CHANCE! Newcastle break from a Wolves free-kick. Wilson drives away and plays the ball out to Almiron who switches it to Saint-Maximin. The French winger skips inside two Wolves players and has a crack from 30 yards out but Patricio is equal to his effort despite a slight deflection.
M. Almirón
Yellow Card
40' The first yellow card of the match goes to Almiron who runs straight through Neto. No complaints on that one really. 
40' It’s Podence’s turn to attack now instead of Neto for Wolves. He takes on his man twice and delivers into the box – Lascelles heads the danger away though under pressure from Jimenez.
38' Neto is again the spark for Wolves as the home side push forward. The Portuguese man takes on Lewis but his pull back is cleared well.
36' Neto goes on a run down the right-hand side for Wolves and does well to hold off a challenge from Almiron. He cuts inside but his cross to Jimenez is overhit and Darlow collects.
35' Both teams are just lacking that bit of quality in the final third right now. Saiss overhits a cross at one end whilst Wilson squanders possession too easily at the other.   
33' Wolves are starting to regain some of that early control now. At present, Dendoncker and Neves are really controlling that midfield battle against Almiron, Fraser and Hendrick despite being outnumbered. 
31' Play is stopped as Podence is down for the home side. Schar won the ball in that duel but maybe just caught the Portuguese attacker on the follow through. Thankfully, the pacey winger looks fine to continue for now.
29' Fraser whips the resulting free-kick into the box and despite Lascelles best efforts, the central defender just can’t get onto the end of it at the near post.
28' Saint-Maximin draws a foul from Neves out on the right wing. This could prove a really good opportunity for the visitors.
26' Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six away league games against Wolves (W2 D4), since a 0-1 loss back in April 1993. Steve Bruce will be looking to extend that record this evening. 
24' Newcastle have had 66% of the possession over the last ten minutes in response to that strong Wolves start. The home side are getting a little frustrated here as Semedo fouls Lewis to give the ball back to the visitors.  
22' The corner is floated across but it’s too high to attack for any Newcastle player and Kilman clears at the back post for the home side.
21' Newcastle have their second corner of the match as Fraser smashes a cross against Saiss. The big men will be up from the back for this one.
20' Newcastle have responded well to that early Wolves pressure. In the last few minutes, the visitors have slowed the pace of this match right down and have enjoyed some steady possession around the back line and in central midfield.
18' First chance of the match for Newcastle. Wolves’ back three is too flat and an easy ball over the top from Murphy is pounced upon by Wilson. The former Bournemouth man drives into the box but his shot is blocked by Kilman who did well to recover.
16' Seven of the 10 Premier League matches between Wolves and Newcastle have ended as draws, including each of the last three (all 1-1). 
14' That’s the best chance for Wolves so far! Neto nutmegs Fernandez just outside the box and drives in towards the six-yard box on the right-hand side. His pull back falls to Jimenez but again, the striker slices his shot well wide. This is a strong start from the home side. 
12' It’s been all Wolves in the early stages here at Molineux. A lovely ball is swung out to Semedo who composes himself and delivers to Jimenez on the edge of the area. The striker's first-timed shot is dragged well wide though.
10' The original corner comes to nothing but Newcastle are caught in possession as they look to play out from the back. Podence has another strike from range but his shot is high and wide.
9' The first corner of the match goes to the home side as Semedo sees a cross blocked by a Newcastle Defender. Neto will swing this one in.
8' Newcastle are setting up in a 5-3-2 formation with Fraser playing more centrally in midfield. Murphy is occupying the right wing-back position whilst Saint-Maximin is being allowed free roam upfront alongside Wilson. Hitting Wolves on the counter-attack will be the way forward this afternoon for the visitors.
6' CHANCE! Podence picks up the ball in Newcastle’s half and is allowed to jog into an area just outside their penalty area where he lets fly from. His effort from 30 yards is hit well but Darlow pushes the effort away.
4' Schar plays a ball out wide towards Murphy but his pass strikes a water bottle left on the pitch during the warm-up. That’s certainly an unusual sight!
3' Wolves have had nearly all of the early possession here at Molineux with it already looking like Newcastle will favour the counter-attack this afternoon. An early foul is committed by Saiss. 
1' Referee Lee Mason blows his whistle and we’re underway here at Molineux!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick-off is just moments away.
Recent history predicts plenty of goals in this afternoon’s Premier League match-up. Both teams have scored in each of the 10 Premier League meetings between one another – it’s the most played fixture in the competition in which neither side has kept a clean sheet.
Steve Bruce has made several changes to his Newcastle United side this afternoon. Fraser slots in at right wing-back at the expense of Krafth – the Swede in particular had a tough time in the Magpies 4-1 home loss to Manchester United last weekend. Murphy makes a surprise start on the right wing playing opposite Saint-Maximin on the left whilst Wilson again leads the line up top for the visitors. Almiron and Hendrick start in central midfield.
As expected, Wolves start with a near unchanged starting XI that won away against Leeds United on Monday night. The only change coming in midfield as Neves replaces fellow Portuguese international Moutinho in the centre of the park. Saiss is again the preferred choice at left wing-back whilst Podence and Jimenez lead the line for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
NEWCASTLE UNITED SUBS: Mark Gillespie, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Joelinton, Andy Carroll.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (3-4-3): Karl Darlow; Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar; Ryan Fraser, Jeff Hendrick, Miguel Almiron, Jamal Lewis; Jacob Murphy, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.
WOLVES SUBS: John Ruddy, Rayan Ait Nouri, Ki-Jana Hoever, Marcal, Joao Moutinho, Fabio Silva, Adama Traore.
WOLVES (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman; Nelson Semedo, Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves, Pedro Neto, Romain Saiss; Raul Jimenez, Daniel Podence.
Both sides come into this clash in similar recent form, but Wolves currently hold the upper hand in terms of league position. With a win today the West Midlands outfit could move as high as 4th in the early Premier League standings whilst an away win would take the Magpies above their hosts this afternoon.
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