Newcastle earned a vital point in their relegation battle as they drew 1-1 against Wolves, meaning they cannot drop into the bottom three this weekend.
Newcastle needed a big performance coming into Saturday’s game and were superb in the first half. Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin – who were both injured during the match, along with Emil Krafth – both went close and Wolves saw their own openings before half-time.
The hosts finally found the breakthrough seven minutes after the break as Jamaal Lascelles (52) powered a header home. However, with the last four league meetings between Newcastle and Wolves having ended in a 1-1 draw, it was no surprise when Ruben Neves also nodded home (73) to see the points shared once again.
It is an important point for Newcastle, who now cannot drop into the bottom three ahead of Fulham’s game against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and remain in 17th. Wolves remain in 12th on goal difference, level on 34 points with Arsenal.
More to follow…
It’s a big relegation battle for Newcastle next weekend as they travel to West Brom on Sunday March 7; kick-off 12pm. For Wolves, they travel to in-form Manchester City on Tuesday evening before facing Aston Villa next Saturday, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 5.30pm.