Newcastle boss Steve Bruce sympathised with his good friend Wilder but believes that ultimately the right decision was made.
He said: "Down the line we are going to have one of those as well, I'm sure. So I can imagine how Chris is. However, I have to say the decision was right.
"Well done to the referee for not blowing his whistle and also Jonjo, because the directive at the start of the season was to play until you hear the whistle. What needs improving is why does the linesman need to put his flag up?
"When something is as close as that was, for me the linesman has created the confusion. Every goal is checked by VAR so if he had just kept his flag down for a split second and just let the play run through...
"It's the manner of it, everyone just seemed to stop didn't they? We've got one tonight and we are obviously pleased but I can understand that Chrissy won't be."