Yoan Gouffran scored a stunning goal as Newcastle avenged Saturday’s league defeat by Wolves to reach the EFL Cup fourth round.
The Championship side suffered a shock 2-0 home loss at the hands of their opponents but took a 29th-minute lead when Matt Ritchie sidefooted in.
Frenchman Gouffran doubled the lead two minutes later when he fired in a ferocious volley from Ritchie’s cross.
They also went close through Mohamed Diame whose chip came off the bar.
The visitors produced very few chances. Magpies keeper Karl Darlow saved Jed Wallace’s shot and then rushed out of his goal to block Ola John’s attempt from four yards.
Newcastle are at promotion rivals Aston Villa on Saturday and Wolves are at home to Brentford.
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