Newcastle again suffered through some adversity this afternoon with injuries. Two players making their return to the team were forced off within the first 30 minutes at Wolves this afternoon.
While the early changes disrupted the rhythm we had found after getting an early lead, the lads showed great resilience to come away with a point at Molineux.
There are two Magpies who deserve a special mention after this match. They are Martin Dubravka and Miguel Almiron. Martin was again outstanding in keeping Wolves to just the one goal. He made two unbelievable saves on close-range headers in either half.
While Miguel Almiron scored another beauty, it was his defensive acumen that stood out this afternoon. The Paraguayan tracked all the way back to the byline to make some crucial tackles.
The defense played their part and were very well organized. Isaac Hayden put in a good shift at right wing-back while the Longstaff brothers held their own in the midfield. Matty also came through with a crucial goal-line clearance in the first minute of the second half.
We didn’t threaten much after Dwight Gayle went off with what’s understood to be a groin injury. It was the best Gayle has played all season, but he’s lasted less than 30 minutes.
They lads battle for a result this afternoon, and Steve Bruce will be proud of the performance. However, something must be done about these injuries. It cannot be a coincidence as we had very few muscle injuries in the past few seasons.
Who Was The Man Of The Match In Draw At Wolves?
- Martin Dubravka (52%, 1,112 )
- Miguel Almiron (43%, 932 )
- Matty Longstaff (1%, 27 )
- Joelinton (1%, 25 )
- Andy Carroll (1%, 11 )
- Isaac Hayden (0%, 7 )
- Jetro Willems (0%, 6 )
- Ciaran Clark (0%, 6 )
- Paul Dummett (0%, 4 )
- Dwight Gayle (0%, 4 )
- Christian Atsu (0%, 4 )
- Sean Longstaff (0%, 4 )
- Federico Fernandez (0%, 3 )
- Florian Lejeune (0%, 2 )
Total Voters: 2,147