Newcastle United threw away a one-goal lead at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, where a mistake from
Thwarted chances on the counter-attack or tame long-range efforts the story of the opening 35 minutes, b
Here's 90min's review of the game.
Key Talking Point
With the joint-worst record in front of goal heading into the match, it was clear that Newcastle's ability to score would be their biggest hurdle against Wolves.
That was something which was made even more apparent when
Starting XI: Dubravka (6); Yedlin (6), Fernandez (7), Lascelles (8), Clark (6), Willems (7); Almiron (7), M. Longstaff (8), S. Longstaff (7), Saint-Maximin (8*); Joelinton (5).
Substitutes: Shelvey (6), Atsu (6), Gayle (N/A).
He didn't get himself on the scoresheet, but summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin caused all sorts of problems for Wolves' defenders.
The 22-year-old offered a huge threat in behind Wolves' back three, while Saint-Maximin also impressed by dropping deeper and carrying the ball through midfield to support Joelinton and
Saint Maximin has been quality so far, some player #NUFC— Saint-Max and Paddy⚽️ (@ManLikeAllan) October 27, 2019
Saint-Maximin is a baller you know— Kishan (@KishanPurohit) October 27, 2019
Don’t wanna jinx anything but Jetro Willems and Allan Saint-Maximin might be the best left hand side to ever grace the beautiful game— Shay梁 (@mikelzazon) October 27, 2019
Allan Saint Maximin is so good running with the ball — Sean evans (@seanevans95) October 27, 2019
Saint Maximin is a brilliant player !— D O N G O (@Dongo_19) October 27, 2019
Key Talking Point
Against a side who have had just two shots on target in their last three games prior to kick-off, Wolves didn't take the game by the scruff of the neck like many fans had hoped for and instead showcased exactly what's meant by a 'Europa League hangover'.
Newcastle United matched Wolves punch for punch throughout the first half, while the visitors just couldn't find a way through their opponents when the pendulum swung the way of
Starting XI: Patricio (6); Dendoncker (5), Coady (6), Saiss (7); Doherty (7), Moutinho (5), Neves (5), Jonny (7); Traore (8*), Jimenez (6), Jota (5).
Substitutes: Neto (6), Vinagre (6).
While Newcastle's speed merchant caused problems at one end of the pitch, it was
Adama Traore is amazing— # (@Granite_Xhaka) October 27, 2019
Adama traore is genuinely unplayable— Bailey Murray (@BaiIeyMurray) October 27, 2019
adama traore is some baller⚽— Tomas Teague (@TomasTeague19) October 27, 2019
Adama Traore is quickly becoming the engine for Wolves this year. His pace and ability to dribble around defenders creates so much offensively #wwfc— Krysta (@krittterrr) October 27, 2019
Traoré couldn't make the difference like he did earlier this season against Manchester City, but the 23-year-old came closer than anyone to breaking through Newcastle's defence and is finally starting to look like the player for Wolves to build their squad around.
While most sides will be looking ahead to mid-week in the Carabao Cup, Newcastle United will be given a full week's rest ahead of their trip to West Ham next weekend.
Wolves, meanwhile, prepare for their third of four away games across all competitions in the Carabao Cup against Aston Villa. Nuno Espírito Santo's side then face a trip to Arsenal, a team they haven't beaten on the road since 1980.
Source : 90min