Toon Are 3rd Worst For Red Cards!

Last updated : 10 December 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Opta facts:-

Wolves have won their first ever Premier League game against Newcastle after drawing four and losing two of their previous six meetings.

Wolves have won six of their 16 Premier League games this season, more than they managed in the whole of their last top-flight campaign (5 wins in 2011-12).

No team have had more 90th minute winners this season than Wolves (2, also Man Utd), with Newcastle losing to a 90th minute winner for the second time this season; more than any other side.

All seven meetings between Newcastle and Wolves in the Premier League have seen both teams score – it’s the most played fixture in the competition not to see a clean sheet.

Only Everton (91) and Arsenal (86) have had more Premier League red cards than Newcastle (82).

Seven of Newcastle’s 13 Premier League goals this season have been headers, including six of the seven they’ve scored at St James’ Park.

Newcastle have picked up just six points from their opening nine home Premier League games this campaign (P9 W2 D0 L7) – their worst ever start after nine home matches of a season in the top four tiers of English Football (previously eight points in the 1957/58 season assuming three points for a win).

Wolves have made six changes to their starting XI across their last two Premier League games - more than they had in their previous 13 combined this season (5).

Wolves forward Diogo Jota has scored in back to back Premier League games, after not scoring in his first 13 in competition

Salomón Rondón has been directly involved in four of Newcastle's last six Premier League goals (3 goals, 1 assist), including the last three in a row at St James' Park.