Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Visitors score late winner against 10 men

DeAndre Yedlin is sent off for Newcastle

Matt Doherty headed home in the fifth minute of injury time to give Wolves victory over 10-man Newcastle at St James’ Park.

Doherty netted the rebound after Diogo Jota’s shot was pushed into his path by Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Jota had given Wolves the lead before the break when he side-footed home.

Ayoze Perez’s superb header quickly pulled Newcastle level, but they were reduced to 10 men when DeAndre Yedlin was sent off after 57 minutes.

Newcastle had dominated the first half – Salomon Rondon smashing a free-kick against the crossbar – but came under increasing pressure after Yedlin’s dismissal.

Doherty forced a diving save from Dubravka and Raul Jimenez hit the crossbar, before the former struck the decisive blow as the clock ticked down.

Victory is Wolves’ second in succession in the Premier League – the first time they have secured back-to-back wins since early October.

Persistence pays off as Jota impresses

Diogo Jota scoring for Wolves

Wolves’ week could not have gone much better.

This victory came four days after they ended a run of seven league games without a victory by beating fourth-placed Chelsea 2-1.

They were made to work hard by Newcastle, who had the upper hand prior to Yedlin’s dismissal.

But Jota was again influential – scoring his second goal in as many weeks and winning the free-kick which led to the sending-off. It was also his shot that was palmed into Doherty’s path late on, and Wolves will hope his bright form continues throughout a festive period that includes matches against Liverpool and Tottenham.

For now, though, they can celebrate a place in the Premier League’s top 10.

Frustration for gutsy Newcastle

Newcastle have now failed to win their past three Premier League games, but could easily have taken all three points against Wolves.

They were on the front foot from the start – Rondon forcing a save from Rui Patricio with a fizzing half-volley moments after kick-off.

As well as having 60% of the possession in the first half, the Magpies had 10 shots, four on target – a tally they have only bettered once this season.

But the game changed when Yedlin was sent off. His tackle on Jota was clearly a foul but, with Jamaal Lascelles well placed to cover, the Magpies will question whether a yellow card would have sufficed.

It was the first of two questionable decisions, the second when Wolves defender Willy Boly appeared to elbow Perez as he jumped for a header.

Ultimately it was a frustrating evening for Newcastle, who have now lost seven of their nine home games this season.

Willy Boly and Ayoze Perez

The best of the stats

  • Wolves beat Newcastle in the Premier League for the first time, after drawing four and losing two of their previous six meetings.
  • Wolves have won six of their 16 Premier League games this season, more than they managed in the whole of their last top-flight campaign (five wins in 2011-12).
  • No team have had more 90th-minute winners this season than Wolves (2, also Man Utd), with Newcastle losing to a 90th-minute winner for the second time this season; more than any other side.
  • All seven meetings between Newcastle and Wolves in the Premier League have seen both teams score – it is the most-played fixture in the competition not to feature a clean sheet.
  • Only Everton (91) and Arsenal (86) have had more Premier League red cards than Newcastle (82).
  • Seven of Newcastle’s 13 Premier League goals this season have been headers, including six of the seven they have scored at St James’ Park.
  • Newcastle have picked up just six points from their opening nine home Premier League games this campaign (P9 W2 D0 L7) – their worst start after nine home matches of a season in the top four tiers of English Football (previously eight points in 1957-58, assuming three points for a win).
  • Wolves have made six changes to their starting XI across their past two Premier League games – more than they had in their previous 13 combined this season (5).
  • Rondon has been directly involved in four of Newcastle’s past six Premier League goals (3 goals, 1 assist), including the past three at St James’ Park.

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 12Dubravka
  • 6Lascelles
  • 18FernandezSubstituted forManquilloat 45'minutes
  • 2ClarkBooked at 90mins
  • 22YedlinBooked at 57mins
  • 10Diamé
  • 4Ki Sung-yuengBooked at 18mins
  • 30AtsuSubstituted forKenedyat 89'minutes
  • 11Ritchie
  • 17Pérez
  • 9RondónSubstituted forJoseluat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 13Muto
  • 15Kenedy
  • 19Manquillo
  • 21Joselu
  • 36Longstaff
  • 41Woodman

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 5BennettBooked at 80mins
  • 16CoadyBooked at 72mins
  • 15Boly
  • 2DohertyBooked at 33mins
  • 27SaïssSubstituted forJiménezat 60'minutes
  • 8Neves
  • 29Vinagre
  • 10Hélder CostaBooked at 65minsSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 76'minutes
  • 37TraoréSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 60'minutes
  • 18JotaBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 9Jiménez
  • 17Gibbs-White
  • 21Ruddy
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 33Bonatini
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
50,223

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Booking

Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United).

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Kenedy replaces Christian Atsu.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Joselu replaces Salomón Rondón.

Attempt blocked. Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Martin Dubravka.

Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Diogo Jota.

Booking

Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rúben Vinagre tries a through ball, but Raúl Jiménez is caught offside.

Hand ball by Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. João Moutinho replaces Hélder Costa.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Raúl Jiménez tries a through ball, but Diogo Jota is caught offside.

Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Hélder Costa following a fast break.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Booking

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).

Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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