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Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

WOLVES 0-0 NEWCASTLE

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

  • Newcastle record signing Miguel Almiron starts on bench
  • Wolves and Newcastle unchanged

WOLVES 0-0 NEWCASTLE

22: Samuel Eto’o is conducting a cheeky Q&A on Twitter guys. Surprisingly not been asked what on earth went on when he joined Everton for six months…

21: Schar caught ball-watching an nearly pays the price. Doherty is allowed to stride forward and finds Jimenez inside the penalty area, but his half-volley flies over the crossbar.

Wolves turning up the heat.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

18: Penalty appeal! Wolves fans are incensed. Christian Atsu tackles Raul Jimenez from behind inside the penalty area and the striker goes to ground.

On first glance it looks a stonewall penalty, but replays show the winger won the ball. Great decision from referee Graham Scott.

15: Wolves enjoying 67 per cent possession in the opening quarter-hour. Still haven’t had a shot on target though. The closest they’ve come is a deflected angled strike from Diogo Jota.

13: Suicidal ball from Lejeune. He lazily gifts a nothing pass straight to Jimenez, who is quickly halted by Lascelles. Fabian Schar is there to clear when the ball reaches Jota on the left.

10: Well Rafa Benitez will be pleased with his side in the opening ten minutes. The visitors have pressed well and aren’t afraid of committing bodies forward.

Wolves playing well but haven’t clicked into second gear yet.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

8: Anger from Wolves fans as Jota’s deflected effort is given as a goal kick. They were also appealing for a penalty with Lascelles stuck to the Wolves man like glue inside the box.

Referee Graham Scott isn’t interested. Nor am I.

5: Close! Jonny (in my FPL team) collects a diagonal pass from Jota (in my FPL team) before attempting a low cross to Jimenez (also in my FPL team) who can’t quite reach it.

Rondon drives down the other end and draws a decent save from Patricio.

3: Newcastle showing some attacking intent in the opening stages. Good to see Isaac Hayden looking to push forward and provide some support for Rondon. No chances but you sense we could have goals aplenty tonight.

WOLVES 0-0 NEWCASTLE

1: And we’re off! Wolves looking to win four consecutive top-flight games for the first time since January 1972, Newcastle aiming to stop them.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

Prediction

19:58: I can see Rafa pulling off an unlikely result tonight. I’ll sit firmly on that fence by predicting a 1-1 draw.

Reminder

19:55: Quick reminder of tonight’s line-ups.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.

Subs: Woodman, Diame, Kenedy, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu, Almiron.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

Lights, Camera…

19:50: Action! The lights show is underway at Molineux. Nobody hypes an evening game quite like the Premier League newcomers.

Aaron Ramsey statement

19:45: So here is Aaron Ramsey’s farewell statement to Arsenal supporters. Turns out you can be very humble when you’re about to earn £400k per week. Yes, I’m a bitter old man.

He wrote on Instagram: “I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive. You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I have encountered during my time at the club.

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in north London. Thank you. I will continue to give the team 100 per cent and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin.”

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: INSTGRAM)

Twitter round-up

Brad: Aaron Ramsey on £400k a week with new deal at Juventus is mind numbing. Most human beings wouldn’t earn that in their lifetime let alone in a week. Football is a business that is treating the fans like garbage.

Rob: £400k a week for Aaron Ramsey – would rather Gordon Ramsey!

Nico: Stripes on. Knopfler on the cans. A young lad called Almiron to make his debut. Feeling cautiously positive for once.

Revenge

19:35: Rafael Benitez has told his players to forget about revenge.

Easier said than done, Rafa.

The Magpies lost 2-1 in controversial circumstances at St James’ Park with Matt Doherty’s late header securing the points as Ayoze Perez lay prone in the opposition penalty area after being caught by Willy Boly’s flying elbow.

Benitez, who had earlier seen full-back DeAndre Yedlin harshly sent off for a professional foul, was incensed on the final whistle but has insisted his team must forget that sense of injustice this weekend.

He said: “We knew after the game watching the replays that everything was wrong and we didn’t deserve to lose the game, but we cannot change that.

“We have to concentrate now on this one. It’s an opportunity for us because every game for us is a final, so this is the first one and we have to play all the finals with everybody concentrated and focused on that.”

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: PA)

Raul warning

19:30: Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has warned Newcastle’s record buy Miguel Almiron he must adapt quickly to be a Premier League hit.

Mexican Jimenez has been an instant success for Wolves since moving from Benfica on loan, scoring 11 times, and has told Almiron the Premier League is a level up.

“It’s a very big step, it’s very, very different,” Jimenez said. “I wasn’t in the MLS but it’s more or less like Mexico and I think it’s a very big step for him.

“(To be a success you need) to have confidence, to be part of the team as quickly as possible, to feel you are an important part and do what you have to do, as always.”

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: GETTY)

Warm weather training

19:25: Sky Sports have just interviewed Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and asked if their warm weather training has helped his side…

What d’ya think he said? “Not really, It’s freezing in England and me and the boys just fancied a holiday.”

Of course he didn’t say that. He was very glowing about their time away and kept his cards close to his chest about tactics for tonight’s clash.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Wolves players posting picture of their feet next to swimming pools on Instagram though.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

Resurgent

19:23: After a run of 10 straight Premier League defeats in games played on Monday, Newcastle have won two of their last three such matches, including their last one at Burnley in November.

Twitter round-up

Gary: Hope we haven’t put too much pressure on Almiron’s shoulders with all the hype; he’ll likely need time to settle in, so let’s not all crazy if he has a quiet game!

Lewis: Why pay £21million for a player, break your record transfer and then put him on the bench! It’s like buying a house and then sleeping in a tent outside.

Tina: I’ve been hounded by Newcastle fans all day. Please Wolves, please make my Tuesday bearable. My line manager is a Toon fan and I have a meeting with him on Wednesday!

Great analogy, Lewis. Not convinced it’s 100 per cent the same – but I appreciate the enthusiasm.

Obscene

19:18: I mean… come on! £400,000 per week wages for Aaron Ramsey?!

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I understand they don’t have to pay a transfer fee – but that is pure insanity.

*Makes mental note to try and find his agent’s contact number*

It’s official…

19:15: Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus today and will earn around £400,000-a-week.

The Welsh international has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent.

Ramsey, 28, passed a two-part medical with Juventus in January and becomes the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary.

Arsenal will receive no fee when his contract expires on June 30.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: GETTY)

Team news – Newcastle

19:10: So aside from leaving record signing Miguel Almiron on the bench, what has Rafa Benitez done?

Well, nothing. He keeps faith with the same side that narrowly lost to Tottenham in their last Premier League game.

Salomon Rondon leads the line with Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez on either flank.

Team news – Wolves

19:05: Well Fantasy Football managers, including myself, are delighted with Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting XI.

He’s resisted the urge to make any changes from the side who beat Everton 3-1 last weekend.

That means Matt Doherty and Jonny provide the width at wing-back with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez leading the attack.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: EPA)

Flying

19:04: Wolves are looking to win four consecutive top-flight games for the first time since January 1972. They’ve scored a total of 10 goals in their last three games.

The line-ups…

19:00: And the headline news is… Miguel Almiron starts on the bench this evening – completely ruining my next pre-written updated. Thanks Rafa.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.

Subs: Woodman, Diame, Kenedy, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu, Almiron.

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

‘Tough night for Wolves’

18:58: That’s the opinion of Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, who expects a Rafa Benitez masterclass this evening.

“I expect Newcastle to make it difficult for Wolves. Rafa will be thinking they don’t have the players to take on Wolves, which is a sad state of affairs that they can’t even compete with Wolverhampton Wanderers. They are difficult to beat – it will be a tough night for Wolves,” Carragher said.

Miguel Almiron…

18:55: Will Rafa Benitez handing a Premier League debut to record signing Miguel Almiron?

You would hope so given Newcastle fans have waited since around 300 BC for the club to break their transfer fee.

The Paraguay forward completed a deadline day switch from MLS side Atlanta United as Benitez’s pleas for financial support from owner Mike Ashley finally paid dividends.

We’ll know the BIG decision in just a few minutes…

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: GETTY)

Evening…

18:50: Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League.

Did you enjoy your Monday?

I was supposed to smash the gym and accomplish lots of life goals today but decided to watch three episodes of True Detective instead.

And as we know, better life choices can only start on a Monday. Guess I’ll have to wait another six days now…

Anyway, we’re at Molineux Stadium tonight to see whether Newcastle can escape their perilous position or if Wolves can continue their impressive top-flight debut season.

Should be a cracking evening. Let’s have those line-ups!

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium

Wolves vs Newcastle: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Molineux Stadium (Image: REUTERS)

WOLVES vs NEWCASTLE

Wolves have been on a training camp in Marbella.

Diogo Jota missed Tuesday’s 3-2 FA Cup replay win over Shrewsbury with a knock but is expected to return, along with Ruben Neves, who was on the bench. Ruben Vinagre missed the game due to a virus but should also be available for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, who travel back from Spain on Sunday.

Newcastle’s record signing Miguel Almiron is available for the first time and could make the squad after training with his team-mates since Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow (elbow), defender Paul Dummett (hamstring), midfielders Mohamed Diame (hip) and Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring) and striker Joselu (ankle) are fit and frontman Yoshinori Muto is back from the Asian Cup. Only keeper Rob Elliot (back) and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) remain on the casualty list, although the latter is back in training and close to a return.

Last five league matches: Wolves L L W W W; Newcastle L L W W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Raul Jimenez (Wolves) 11; Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) 7

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)



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