Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United

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Observe the complete playback and notable moments of the enthralling encounter between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United.
The exhilarating showdown commences at 16:30 (GMT) on the distinguished date of 28th October 2023.
Anointed the role of referee for this mesmerizing clash is the illustrious A. Taylor.
The riveting contest transpires within the hallowed grounds of Molineux Stadium.
This gripping spectacle unfolds as a prominent fixture in the esteemed England – Premier League, Week 10 of the illustrious 2023/2024 season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle United Full Match Reports

Eddie Howe’s tumultuous week took a further nosedive as his Newcastle United side twice squandered a lead, extending their dismal away record against Wolverhampton Wanderers to six winless matches.

After a midweek defeat to Borussia Dortmund, an energized Newcastle launched their Saturday evening showdown at Molineux on the attack, quickly securing a well-deserved lead 22 minutes into the match. Callum Wilson, in spectacular fashion, converted a bouncing ball within the penalty area with an acrobatic overhead kick. This remarkable strike marked Wilson’s first-ever goal against Wolves, having previously failed to score in his last nine encounters against the West Midlands outfit. However, Wilson’s celebrations were short-lived as Wolves swiftly equalized 15 minutes later. Mario Lemina, sneaking in at the back post, headed the ball beyond Nick Pope in the Newcastle goal, restoring parity for Wolves.

Nevertheless, another twist in the tale unfolded before halftime, with Newcastle controversially reclaiming the lead. This time, it came from the penalty spot, with Wilson once again finding the net. However, Gary O’Neil and his teammates were left irate following referee Anthony Taylor’s decision to award the penalty. Hwang Hee-chan was deemed the culprit, penalized for a minimal trip on Newcastle defender Fabian Schär, a decision that was met with replays showing scant evidence of substantial contact.

As the first half drew to a close, boos from the Molineux crowd illustrated Taylor’s failure to win over the Wolves faithful. However, the home side’s frustrations were eased midway through the second half when Hwang netted an equalizer for Wolves. Hwang, who had been blamed for the contentious penalty against his side earlier in the game, celebrated with visible relief following the goal.

Although careless errors twice allowed Wolves to level the score, it didn’t deter Newcastle from pushing for a late victory. Kieran Trippier’s wicked cross set up a prime opportunity for Schär, who, unfortunately, found only the side netting with his header, while a feeble Sean Longstaff attempt posed minimal threat to José Sá in the Wolves’ goal. Ultimately, it will be viewed as a missed opportunity for Newcastle, denting their aspirations to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, in what turned out to be a soggy and ultimately frustrating evening’s work in the West Midlands.

Man of the Match: Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers).