Two goals in two minutes in the first half was enough to see Newcastle get some level of revenge on Wolves and win this 3rd round EFL Cup tie by a score o f 2-0 and it was important for the lads to get another clean sheet.
The goals came from our two wingers.
Matt Ritchie scored the first after 29 minutes when he played a nice one-two with Colback and then he moved inside and hit the ball home to put us ahead in the game.
Matt Ritchie scores Newcastle’s first goal after 29 minutes
The on 32 minutes if was Matt Ritchie as the provider this time as his cross was met by Yoan Gouffran who smashed the ball home brilliantly for another stunning goal to make it 2-0.
Good to see the renaissance man scoring his second goal of the season and what a goal it was.
Rafa Benitez had made 8 changes to the side that put up such a poor show on Saturday and the lads delivered the goods and we are through to the last 16 of the EFL Cup.
Yoan Gouffran scored another stunning goal
Rafa liked it!
Goals change games so it may have been different if Wolves’ Jed Wallace had taken the excellent chance he had and not shot straight at goalkeeper Karl Darlow after 25 minutes.
But once Newcastle got ahead their confidence grew and the win was hardly in doubt once we were 2-0 up.
And the crowd was a very good 34,735. given what happened n Saturday and this was a Tuesday night game – great support again from the Geordie faithful.
Newcastle: Darlow; Yedlin, Hanley, Clark, Lazaar; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie (Lascelles, 86), Diame (Perez, 72), Gouffran (Atsu, 74); Murphy.
Subs not used: Woodman, Hayden, Mitrovic.
Wolves: Lonergan; Silvio, Iorfa, Hause, Borthwick-Jackson; Coady, Teixeira (John, 46), Saville; Mason (Price, 62), Gladon, Wallace (Bodvarsson, 77).
Subs not used: Ikeme, Batth, Doherty, Oniangue.
Goals: Ritchie 29, Gouffran 31