Paul Merson got the result right at Wembley last Saturday when he predicted a 1-0 win for Tottenham but it was a close game and coming after Newcastle had shocked the Premier League with a 2-1 win at home to Manchester City.
A performance and result to remember for Newcastle fans, especially when we were 1-0 down after just 25 seconds – or was it 24 seconds?
After their 2-0 win at Everton last night Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League on goal difference above the Reds, but Liverpool have a game in hand.
Paul Merson earlier this season – when told Newcastle were a good side
Here’s what Paul has said about our game on Monday night at Molineux:
“Rafa Benitez is tactically very good, he goes under the radar, but tactically he is probably the best in the Premier League.”
“He gets results against Man City, so they will be hard to beat.”
“Wolves, though, struggle against teams that do not come out against them and they get frustrated – they lost at home at a canter to the bottom club, Huddersfield, so this could be a difficult game for them.”
Benitez will have seen that and will not open up against them – if this turned into a ‘you have a shot, we have a shot’ match, I would dread to think what the score would be.”
“They will be five at the back, will not move and they will wait for a set play from Matt Ritchie, who is good at them, a little bit of guile.”
“And I could see them getting something from this game.
It looks like that fabulous 2-1 win over big spenders Manchester City – a tactical masterpiece from Rafa Benitez – has convinced Paul Merson that we may now be (a lot) better than he once thought.
If we can get anything out of this game on Monday it will be a good result for us.