Newcastle 1 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: Jacob Murphy finds weak-spot in Wolves to draw at Molineux. 

Newcastle United managed to maintain their unbeaten record away from home after Jacob Murphy found a weak-spot in Wolves defense to give the Magpies another draw at Molineux. 

80’ Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton Wanderers, was the first to break the deadlock as he slammed the ball into the net from outside the box. 

89’ Murphy, Newcastle, equalised the scoreline after an incredible free-kick that found the wall and Wolves’ keeper off guard. 

Newcastle have never lost against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium, in the Premier League, with games either finishing in a win or a draw.

3’ There was an unusual free kick, given in favour of Newcastle, as Fabian Schar kicked the ball along the right-side, but was deflected by a stranded water bottle which sent the ball out of play. 

5’ Daniel Podence, Wolves, made an attempt down the middle of the box to open up the scoreline, but it was met by Karl Darlow who had to dive down low to stop it from going in. 

9’ Podence made another attempt on goal, down the middle of the box, after the ball was taken away at the centre-circle, due to poor passing from the Newcastle defence but the striker smashed it skywards. 

12’ Raul Jimenez, Wolverhampton, collected the ball near the six-yard box from Pedro Neto but ended up sending it far wide past the left post. 

17’ With a long ball, Callum Wilson, Newcastle, collected the ball inside the Wolves’ box, unsupported. However, the offense came to nothing in United’s first threatening attack. 

Although Newcastle started off on the back foot, they seemed to get themselves stuck in at Molineux as they clawed back some of the ball possession from Wolves – who seemed to dominate the first half. 

36’ Neto tried to find a way through the black and white defense and sent a high through ball above the block of Magpies but it was quickly collected by Darlow. 

37’ Neto took the ball to the by-line and attempted to cross it across the box from the near-post but it was quickly headed away from danger. 

40’ Miguel Almiron received the game’s first yellow card after a hard tackle on Neto on the corner of the box. 

41’ Allen Saint-Maximin slipped in and out of Wolves’ backing defense and decided to take a long shot, outside the box. As it was deflected on its way through it nearly slipped by Wolverhampton keeper, Rui Patricio. 

Half-time: Newcastle 0 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

46’ Podence managed to squeeze a pass through to Jimenez, who wasn’t able to threaten the Magpies goal as he sent the ball wide. 

50’ Podence received the ball along the left-wing, as he ran down the wing, he found Neto in the center of the box who had a near-encounter with the crossbar. 

56’ Podence, amongst a field of Newcastle defenders, appealed for a handball inside the penalty box after he placed a shot on goal which was deflected by the backarm of United defender Federico Fernandez. 

It was announced VAR (Virtual Assistant Referee) were looking into the incident – no further action was taken. 

60’ Almiron attempted to break the deadlock after he gained the ball from a hounded Wilson. However, the shot was blocked and cleared away by Wolves’ defender Connor Coady and Max Kilman. 

68’ Double change for Wolverhampton: Podence and Romain Siass off, Fernando Marcal and Adama Traore on.

77’ Jimenez, desperate to break the tie, made a shot on goal from the semi-circle but the shot was deflected amongst a wall of Magpies. The deflected shot landed back beside the Mexican striker, which allowed the Wolves forward to give it a second-go but it was met by the hands of Darlow. 

78’ Double change for United as Joelinton and Sean Longstaff were exchanged for Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser. 

80’ Jimenez finally made a breakthrough as the free-kick was cleared out towards the Mexican, who then sent the ball past Darlow to give Wolverhampton the lead. 

83’ Wolves sub: Ruben Neves off for Joao Moutinho.  

88’ Late United sub: Jamaal Lascelles off for Andy Carroll.

89’ Murphy equalised the scoreline with an incredible, right-footed shot that caught the wall and Patricio off guard. 

Full-time: Newcastle 1 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

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