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Newcastle 1-2 Wolves Post Match Analysis

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Newcastle winless start to the season continues with a defeat against Wolves at Molineux. Hwang Hee-chan scored twice to inspire the Wolves to their first home win of the season. Newcastle remains without a victory this season.

The game sparked into life after 20 minutes. Hwang latched on to Raul Jimenez’s through ball before finishing coolly beyond the onrushing Karl Darlow.

Jeff Hendrick fired Newcastle level against Wolves with a long-range drive into the bottom corner in just moments. After Francisco Trincao had rattled the crossbar for Wolves at the other end. Allan Saint-Maximin was denied from point-blank range by Jose Sa within minutes of the restart. Minutes later Hwang’s left-footed finish from another Jimenez pass restored the home side’s lead.

The win ends a run of five 1-1 draws between the Premier League teams and pushes Wolves into 10th with nine points. Wolves boss Bruno Lage will hope this victory gives his side some much-needed momentum after their win against Newcastle. Following an inconsistent start to the premier league campaign. Newcastle drops down to 19th with only three points after seven games.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said the switch to a back four “certainly helped” the Magpies in last weekends 1-1 draw at Watford. But the Newcastle manager was forced to abandon his 4-3-3 formation in favour of a 5-4-1 in the first half as Wolves dominated the midfield. The early substitution paid off as Hendrick who had replaced the injured Joe Willock drilled home a loose ball from the edge of the penalty area to restore parity. 

Saint-Maximin endured a very frustrating afternoon at Molineux. Injured striker Callum Wilson cannot return quickly enough. Newcastle has claimed just two victories in their 17 Premier League games without the 29-year-old. 

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