Isaac Hayden speaks! “It’s difficult to put into words, the feeling we’ve got. We thought we deserved the points. It looked a foul from the bench. I think the referee had played 94 and 52 seconds. It’s another bit of bad luck. I thought we deserved the three points. It’s one of those disappointing moments. Martin Dubravka’s a top class goalkeeper. There’s going to be no blame laid at his door. I made a mistake at the beginning of the season against Cardiff away and got sent off and almost cost the team.”
Newcastle might be annoyed about five minutes of added time, but everyone knows it’s a minimum. They wasted the first minute with the Manquillo substitution and can have no complaints that Graham Scott kept playing after the allotted four minutes were up.
Rafa Benitez looks absolutely furious, though it’s not clear whether it’s because of how much added time was added on, because he thought the equaliser should have been ruled out or because he’s just annoyed with another costly error from Martin Dubravka. The Newcastle manager is livid. He’s fuming as he walks off. It was a heartbreaking end for Newcastle, who were moments away from a crucial win before Willy Boly’s 95th-minute equaliser. They were on course to rise to 13th thanks to a strike from Isaac Hayden; instead they find themselves a point above 18th-placed Southampton with 12 games to go.
Adama Traore goes on one last surge down the right. He reaches the byline and hoicks a high cross to the far post. It should be Dubravka’s. He should punch it away. But he tries to catch it and isn’t strong enough. He makes a complete mess of it and that allows Boly to bundle it in with a combination of his head and chest! Dubravka appeals for a foul. There was no foul. Lascelles is furious with him.
90 min+1: Newcastle eat some time with their third substitution, Ayoze Perez making way for Javi Manquillo. “Just to add a woman’s two penn’th (a wife not a fiancée), I would suggest mustard,” Jill O’Donnell says.
82 min: Adama Traore replaces Matt Doherty. Wolves attack down the left, Cavaleiro twisting, turning and lifting a deep cross to the far post. Traore sidefoots it back into the middle and Jimenez heads woefully wide from close range!
68 min: Lascelles picks up a booking for a cynical trip on Jimenez.“If there’s one thing I’ve learned today it’s that David Dein is in the habit of making assumptions,” JR in Illinois says. “Now he’s assuming how my theoretical fiancee would react?! Also, while I’m here, I can’t let his calling Newcastle’s kit “teal” go unchallenged. It’s not teal. It’s closer to cyan or possibly electric blue.”
61 min: “Simon Kirchin’s link confirms something I’ve always thought, the best football kits were worn during the sixties,” Tom Shaw says. “Smart, trim and clean looking with no graphics apart from a club crest. Worth checking your club’s out and comparing it with the cluttered monstrosity they probably were today.”
This is a really well worked goal, though Rui Patricio has let himself down here. The move begins with Fabian Schar setting off on one of his trademark runs from deep. This time he decides not to shoot. Instead he slides a brilliant pass through to Hayden on the right, cutting Wolves open, and the midfielder’s shot manages to squirm past Patricio, who really should have kept it out. Not that Newcastle care. That could be a huge goal for them.
48 min: Wolves are o the front foot straight away, Jimenez playing a one-two with Jota and bursting into the area, but Lascelles manages to deflect the Mexican’s shot wide for a corner. From which a flick-on from Jota at the near post should lead to the opening goal for Doherty. The Irish wing-back’s only a yard out, but he’s under pressure from Longstaff and manages to head over the bar! What a miss!
“Here you go, Wolves kits through the ages,” Simon Kirchin says. “Knock yourself out……”
“Is Yedlin always this poor or is he having a particularly bad game today?” Peter Campbell says.
“Is David Dein confused with the eponymous USA pretzel snack of Rold Gold, which being baked are consequently a much darker shade than the Wolves kit,” C Johnston says.
“Call it amber, call it yellow, call it orange, that all rather misses the point,” David Dein says. “If you got engaged and presented a fiancee with a ring that colour & claimed it was old gold you can pretty much guarantee that she’ll be departing in the kind of funk that would make Kevin Keegan proud and probably never to be seen again. Btw, Newcastle are in teal.”