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Match Report : 17/09/2016 v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Newcastle United   0 0


Wolverhampton Wanderers   2 1
Scorer(s):     OG [Mbemba] (29),  helder Costa (62)
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Season: 2016-17
Venue: St James's Park
Kick Off: 3:00 pm
Attendance: 52,117
Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)
Newcastle United
Manager: Rafael Benitez
 Matz Sels
Dismissed Vurnon Anita
 Chancel Mbemba Mangulu
 Jamaal Lascelles
Cautioned Paul Dummett
Cautioned Matthew Ritchie(On As A Substitute Christian Atsu Twasam, 63)
 Jonjo Shelvey
 Isaac Hayden(On As A Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic, 63)
 Ayoze Perez
Cautioned Mohamed Diame
 Dwight Gayle
Unused Subs: Karl Darlow, Ciaran Clark, DeAndre Yedlin, Jack Colback, Yoan Gouffran
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manager: Walter Zenga
 Carl Ikeme
  Matt Doherty
  Dominic Iorfa
Cautioned  Danny Batth
Cautioned  Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
Cautioned  David Edwards
Cautioned  Romain Saiss
  Prince Oniangue
  Wander Helder Costa(On As A Substitute Joe Mason, 75)
  Jon Dadi Bodvarsson(On As A Substitute Conor Coady, 88)
Cautioned  Joao Teixeira(On As A Substitute Ivan Cavaleiro, 71)
Unused Subs: Andy Lonergan, Kortney Hause, George Saville, Paul Gladon
First Half
29 mins
0-1OG [Mbemba]. A cross was sent in from the right and Mbemba in the middle of the six-yard box stooped to head it clear but only headed it straight into the net with Sels standing helpless behind him. Serious lack of communication!
35 mins
Danny Batth - foul on Diame
36 mins
Romain Saiss - dissent
40 mins
Paul Dummett - foul on Costa
45+1 mins
Mohamed Diame - foul on Doherty
Second Half
51 mins
Matthew Ritchie - foul on Teixeira
56 mins
Joao Teixeira - foul on Ritchie
62 mins
0-2helder Costa. Edwards played the ball to Costa just outside the box and he hit a left-footed shot into the bottom-left corner.
63 mins
63 mins
71 mins
Ivan Cavaleiro on for Joao Teixeira
72 mins
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
75 mins
Joe Mason on for Wander Helder Costa
79 mins
David Edwards - foul on Gayle
87 mins
Vurnon Anita - foul on Cavaleiro
88 mins
Conor Coady on for Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

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Matchday Programme : 17/09/2016

Matchday Programme : 17/09/2016

Back Down To Earth!

So four day's after the high of scoring six at Loftus Road we are brought back down to earth with a thump. We all knew it had to end sometime, but not at St James's Park, not with an own own goal and not with a sending off, but that's what we got unfortunately. The great run of five successive clean sheets ended with an own goal, the great run of six successive victories ended too, a sad day indeed at St James's Park and only further saddened by the dismissal of Anita.

Apart from the red card for Anita there were eight yellow cards produced too, a testament to a rather "tetchy" rather than a "dirty" game, both sides not being afraid to go into the tackle, without being too physical, sometimes just pure rashness and frustration. The fact that the referee, Tim Robinson, had issued 34 yellow cards and a red in his eight games this season already may also have a lot to do with it. All-in-all though a very disappointing game for Newcastle considering they were coming into the game after demolishing QPR 6-0 and Wolves had not had a win in their last three games and were indeed embarrassed by Barnsley on Tuesday night when they conceded four in the last 17 minutes at Molinuex.

On the bright side we only have three days to wait to get our revenge as Wolves are back at St James's Park for a League Cup tie, hopefully we will see a much better performance and result from Newcastle.