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Newcastle Fight For Deserved 1-1 Draw At Wolves


Thankfully Newcastle emerged after a 1-1 first half intact without having to make a third substitution through injury.

It didn’t take long for Wolves to almost grab the lead in the 47th minute. Adama Traore skipped past Jetro Willems like he wasn’t there and lobbed the ball into the box. Thankfully Matty Longstaff was there to clear the ball off the line on a Matt Doherty shot.

Newcastle settled down and enjoyed a rare spell of possession. However, they did far too little to threaten Rui Patricio. Both teams seemed to just cancel each other out and failed to create any clear chances.

At about the 70-minute mark, Wolves started to apply some pressure forcing Newcastle to continually punt the ball away. The game also grew very scrappy with a lot of strong tackles.


Neto almost grabbed the lead for the hosts, but again Martin Dubravka made a world-class save on a point-blank header. Dubravka and Almiron put in heroic performances this afternoon.

Steve Bruce made his final change in the 78th minute bringing Andy Carroll on for Joelinton. Carroll added some physically to an already combative affair.

Newcastle’s defense remained stout, and we were able to hold out for a well-deserved point. This was a resolute display from the lads this afternoon.


30 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Jan 11, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Almiron!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 11, 2020 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Almiron & dubs saved us today. Almiron defending work was absolutely brilliant. he has the intelligence to keep Traore in check.

    if almiron gets injured we are royally screwed. he’s the one player who is quietly saving us from getting a drubbing.

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Eleven black and white heroes on that pitch at the final whistle
    What a great point !

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  • lesh

    Jan 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #4

    Cue Munster and Catchy will willing lapdog Welshyboy to start singing Brucie’s praises and hissing it his predecessor’s time with us.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 11, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Atsu 1/10. just sell him. a waste of space and we are better giving the youths a chance.

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  • Genjikai

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Dubs was class.
    Miggy love you.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Poor performance attacking wise today. Just don’t threaten enough and never score more than 1 goal per game. Almiron is too good for this team. He’ll be off to Real Madrid in the summer.

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  • jane

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #8

    i think the Longstaffs did well.

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  • cyprus

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Almiron was an easy pick for MOM and not only for his excellent goal. Really played well, everywhere. Great player.

    But then dubravka did his thing.

    Hmm…

    Almiron.

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Atsu is very lightweight you can see why we want Lookman

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Atsu has to be moved on, he really just offers nothing, I would prefer a youngster on the bench taking his spot…. Almiron is finally come good, looks so much more comfortable on the ball now he hasn’t got the goal burden over his head

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  • cyprus

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #12

    Jane, agree. Hayden too. You know,vto get a point at wolves you need a team effort.

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  • Mag :P

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Atsu hasn’t taken his chance at all.

    Dire today, looked a much better play at lwb but both Ritchie and Willems are better then him.

    Longstaffs were good today, did exactly what they needed to do screening the back 5, just wish they had ASM to pick out aswell as Almiron because Atsu was really poor. Gayle started well to be fair to him.

    Hayden was solid defensively and Dubs saved us again.

    Almiron has so much class and it stands out massively in games like this where so many players are lack composure and quality. Always made the right decisions in possession, he has a good football brain on him that lad.

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Ketsbaia9
    Almiron is too good for this team. He’ll be off to Real Madrid in the summer.

    Aye apparently he has 463 assists this season

    3
  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #15

    well done to all the lads today MIGGY man of the match dubs a close second . we need a fast pacy player to play up top. anyway a good point against wolves …

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Good point, hard fought, a bit niggly at the end but we dropped too far back, again… Fatigue is hurting us in the second half of games, big Andy needs to keep his discipline and play the 9 when he’s on, he’s too excitable and not in the positions he’s supposed to be in. Sean Longstaff’s first touch was poor today too, very hesitant, confidence maybe? Almiron is just a workaholic, good battle between him and Traore today, I’m looking forward to another winger coming on board so he can play in the hole hopefully… But we need our 9 to be central and ahead of the play, too many times we waste attacking possession and get crowded out because the 9 is nowhere to be seen… Particularly when Big Andy plays off the bench.

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  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #17

    nufc8788
    Got to hand to this kid
    He predicted a 4 – 0 hammering – he wasn’t too far wrong
    Ha ha ha

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  • Tonyd3b54

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Think lookman will be a good add for the attacking midfield. Max Al and lookman will be 3 guys with pace, a trick or 2 and good in possession but I think we desperately need a box to box midfielder behind them. Hope the sissoko guy from France bears fruit. Even without a striker you’d see more goals just from possession that those additions would bring

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #19

    And Dubs MOTM no doubt at all for me… That was his point today… He won that hands down, Miggy was class too but without Dubs we were going home empty handed.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #20

    Very refreshing to finally see the ball being passed on the deck, especially in the first 15 mins. Shame we couldn’t have kept the impetus after Miggy’s goal. However, some serious examination of the fitness and conditioning people is in order surely. Ridiculous number of injuries being picked up.

    Willems best game defensively
    Almiron best game ever maybe?
    Dubs 3 great saves

    Fede poor for the goal
    Atsu found his level last week.
    Joel……….. no words.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #21

    lesh, I do remember Traore links surfacing from his time at Boro. Charnley wouldn’t get into a bidding war with Wolves over any player—so never a realistic possibility.

    That said, would I swap Traore for Almiron? Personally no.

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  • lesh

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Those thinking Atsu should be moved out might wonder what price Ashley would put on him. £200m sound about right?

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #23
  • Jib

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Spurs v LPool next
    Should be good

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  • Nufc-83

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Atsu terrible, Joelinton when he moved into the middle terrible (although very isolated). It really annoys me the way we just pump it forward when under no pressure the team don’t look after the ball at all!

    Second half we pressed (when in our half) really well and aggressive especially the longstaffs.

    Lookman would be ideal now to compete with ASM and Almiron for wide attacking positions. We desperately need a striker as well. If we get them two we will stay up comfortably if not it will be a fight to the very end.

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  • lesh

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Ancient

    Wasn’t summer 2018 one of Ashley’s gems when Rafa got his full backing?

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  • Slatymag

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Happy enough with a point.

    You’d like to think if the players aren’t happy with the training regime that Lascelles would voice their concerns. Or are players trying to stay pally with SB? It’s getting beyond a joke and needs addressing quick.

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  • dougie

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Great point for the team today against a good side.Almiron is starting to produce an end product on top of his excellent work rate,expect him to be sold in the summer if he can keep it up.Atsu wouldn’t be good enough for a promotion chasing team in the Championship.Joelinton is a poor mans Joselu,the mind boggles at some of these decisions.Dubravka is top quality and I fully expect he will be off when the big ambitious teams come calling which is inevitable.

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  • benjohnsen

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #29

    I like Atsu, but he is the perfect example of what this team lack – pace. Almirion and St maximin are perfect examples of the opposite. I feel for Joelinton – must be awful to perform like that week in and week out. Good point today though.

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  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jan 11, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #30

    Trouble is if Almiron shines for most of the season what stopping “a properly run football club” coming in with 40/50 mill offer?
    Phatty would take their hand off

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