Newcastle United 0-2 Wolves

17 Sep

Wolves celebrate


Wolves celebrate taking the lead through Chancel Mbemba’s own goal

Wolves bounced back from Tuesday’s thrashing by Barnsley with a victory that ended Newcastle United’s five-match Championship winning streak.

Chancel Mbemba turned Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s cross into his own net to give the visitors, who lost 4-0 in midweek, a half-time lead.

Winger Helder Costa curled in a second from 18 yards just after the hour.

Newcastle, 6-0 winners at QPR on Tuesday, ended the game with 10 men after Vernon Anita was sent off.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card three minutes from time for a challenge on Wolves substitute Ivan Cavaleiro, but it had little impact on the final outcome.

The two sides could hardly have gone into the game in more contrasting form, with Newcastle having kept five successive clean sheets while Wolves had not won in three games and conceded four times in the final 17 minutes at home against Barnsley.

But Walter Zenga’s side began brightly as a Costa shot was cleared off the line, while Bodvarsson’s follow-up hit the top of the bar.

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme saved Ayoze Perez’s shot from 12 yards well as Rafael Benitez’s side threatened before the visitors opened up their two-goal lead.

Bodvarsson fired over when presented with a chance to make it 3-0, while Ikeme saved with his legs to deny Aleksandar Mitrovic as Newcastle sought a way back into the game.

That proved to be the Magpies’ last meaningful effort as Wolves held on to win on Tyneside for the first time since 1991.

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

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

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

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) is shown the red card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Newcastle United).

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dwight Gayle.

Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matz Sels.

Attempt saved. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Matz Sels.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces João Teixeira.

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

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