A red card and a second-half equalizer highlighted Newcastle United and Wolves’ 1-1 draw earlier this season.
Over the past couple of seasons, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton have developed a little rivalry. They’ve had close matches, red cards, and more. Earlier this season, the clubs played to a 1-1 draw. Before they meet again this weekend, we look at the reverse fixture.
10/27/2019 at St. James’ Park
Newcastle United 1, Wolves 1
Dubravka/Yedlin/Lascelles/Fernandez/Clark/Willems/M. Longstaff/S. Longstaff/Almiron/Joelinton/Saint-Maximin
Newcastle United and Wolves have truly played some quality soccer against one another in recent meetings. The match in October was no different. Jamaal Lascelles scored in the first half for Newcastle United as Federico Fernandez chased down a loose ball and sent in a lovely cross, first time. The skipper blasted the header home. But like they’ve done to the Magpies before, Wolves stole points in the second half to come away with a 1-1 result.
Jonny’s goal for Wolverhampton was aided by a mishandled cross by Martin Dubravka, deja vu from a match vs. Wolves last season. After the equalizer, Newcastle had to deal with a red card as Sean Longstaff was sent off for a reckless challenge, earning a three-match suspension. Oddly, Steve Bruce waited until after Longstaff’s red card in the 82nd minute to make any changes. Newcastle United would follow this draw up with two straight wins and only lost one of their next six matches. Also, this was the match that featured the one supporter trying to encourage Miguel Almiron after a miss on the break, something that went viral and got the young NUFC fan a visit with the Paraguayan and the club.