FT: Newcastle 1-2 Wolves. 10-man Newcastle almost held out, but Doherty broke hearts all over the north east with the last act of the game. Seven home defeats for Newcastle already this season, and we are not even into the new year. Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.
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Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Premier League - 9 December 2018
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Rafa Benitez cannot believe it. Jota carried it a long way, fired for goal, Dubravka made the save, but Doherty reacted first to head the ball into the empty net. Jubilation on the Wolves bench.
GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! Newcastle 1-2 Wolves. Heartbreak for Newcastle as Doherty heads home to win it at the death for Wolves.
Dubravka comes all the way out to head clear, but he only finds Jimenez, who steers the ball back towards goal, but Dubravka easily recovers to catch it.
Final change for Newcastle, with Atsu replaced by Kenedy. Five minutes of added time here.
No surprise to see Wolves with all the possession here at the end of the match.
Rondon is replaced by Spaniard Joselu late on here.
Neves sends in a tasty delivery which is won at the near post by Jimenez. He gets good contact on the ball but Dubravka is well positioned to make an easy take.
Perez is down and receiving some treatment after a nasty collision.
SAVE! Wolves again counter at pace, Jota feeds Doherty, who fires for goal first time, but Dubravka flies across to palm the ball away.
A system switch...
Change for Wolves with Joao Moutinho on in place of Costa.
CROSSBAR! A swift counter from Wolves catches Newcastle cold, Costa feeds Jimenez, who gets the ball out of his feet, before unleashing a fierce strike for goal, but the ball again cannons down off the crossbar to deny the visitors what would have surely been a winning goal.
Cards galore here as Dean then cautions Jota.
Conor Coady becomes the latest man into the book for going through the back of Rondon.
Ritchie comes flying in with the high boot and concedes the free kick.
Still Newcastle with all the ball. Wolves really look like the team with ten men.
Diame's crosses causes all sorts of problems, the ball falls for Perez, but he slices his strike well wide.
Not a record they will be boasting about...
Newcastle have responded well here. They are the ones putting the crosses into the box.
Gibbs-White drifts a corner over, but Doherty's header is well over the top.
Wolves make that double change, with Traore and Romain Saiss replaced by Morgan Gibbs-White and Raul Jimenez.
it is debatable for sure...
Yedlin turned back inside, but was caught in possession by Jota, who was in the clear, Yedlin pulled him back, and was adjudged to be the last man by referee Mike Dean. An awful error of judgement could have just Newcastle the match.
RED CARD! Yedlin makes catastrophic error to earn himself a straight red card.
Plenty of changes in the offing for Wolves. They really need to change something.
Costa curls a free kick into the middle, but Boly cannot guide his header on target.
Lascelles carries the ball out of play on the right. Had options in the middle.
Neves tries to thread the ball through for Traore, but Lascelles steps across, legally, to block him off.
Newcastle having all of the ball here early on in the second half. They still have three centre backs, with Fernandez withdrawn with an injury.
We are back up and running here. Change for Newcastle with Javi Manquillo on for Fernandez.
He is a man bang in form...
HT: Newcastle 1-1 Wolves. The hosts fell behind but have fought back well and have been the better side since restoring parity. Wolves have looked a little disjointed, but this is still anyone's to win.
One minute of added time to come at the end of the first half.
Neves curls a free-kick into the middle, but Dubravka deals with it easily.
Rondon goes down clutching the back of his head, but nothing is given.
Better play from Wolves now, as they patiently build down the left. Costa has swapped flanks to try and influence things.
Wolves are playing the ball around the back and living very dangerously indeed.
Ritchie goes to ground in the box, but wins the ball ahead of Doherty.
Yellow card for Matt Doherty after pulling back Atsu.
Ki whips a free-kick into the danger area and Fernandez rises highest at the back stick. He gets a good thump on his header but Patricio gets down quickly to hold on.
Both teams are struggling to string more than a few passes together right now. All getting a little too excited.
Really open game now. Newcastle have been revitalised by their goal.
Nice play from Rondon to swivel and shoot, but it is an easy save Patricio.
Rondon fires a free kick for the top corner, it looks to be heading in, but the ball thunders down off the crossbar. It comes back out to Rondon, who clips a glorious cross back into the dangerzone for Perez to head home.
GOOOOOOOALLLLLL!!!!! Newcastle 1-1 Wolves. Incredible scenes as Ayoze Perez equalises.
Referee Mike Dean allows play to go on but comes back to caution Ki Sung-yueng for a lunge at Traore.
All too easy for Wolves. Helder Costa clips a cross into the middle, Jamaal Lascelles gets caught under it, allowing Jota time to bring the ball down on his chest before volleying home. Woeful defending.
GOOOOOALLLLL!!!!! Newcastle 0-1 Wolves. Out of nowhere Wolves lead through Jota!
Diogo Jota tries to feed Traore, but the move breaks down and Newcastle clear.
No such problem for Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who gets everything behind it to make an easy save.
Ruben Neves stands over a free-kick. This could spell danger...
Better from the home side, as Christian Atsu feeds Matt Ritchie, but the move breaks down.
Cagey game so far, with Newcastle especially unable to find any rhythm.
Great spin from Adama Traore but DeAndre Yedlin works back to make the tackle.
Ryan Bennett launches a long throw into the middle, but it is easily dealt with by Newcastle.
SAVE! Almost the perfect start for Newcastle, but Salomon Rondon volleys straight at Rui Patricio in the Wolves goal after controlling well on his chest.
KICK OFF! We are up and running in the north east.
Here we go! The wheels have come off a touch, but three recent wins in a row have rejuvenated Newcastle. Wolves have been in freefall of late after an impressive start, but that turnaround victory over title contenders Chelsea will give them a lift too - something has to give!
Quite the contrast!
HOME DISCOMFORTS: Newcastle have lost six of their eight Premier League home games this season - only once have they lost as many at this stage of a top-flight season before (six in 1953-54).
Quite the record....
HEAD TO HEAD: Newcastle have never lost against Wolves in the Premier League (W2 D4 L0), though this is their first meeting since February 2012. Wolves won on their last league visit to St. James' Park against Newcastle, a 2-0 win in the Championship in September 2016. They haven't won consecutive away league games there since October 1954. All six meetings between Newcastle and Wolves in the Premier League have seen both teams score - it's the most played fixture in the competition not to see a clean sheet.
There was a danger of the game not going ahead at all, but Benitez has thanked fans for calling off a planned boycott of Sunday's match. Supporters had been calling for another protest against owner Mike Ashley at the game at St James' Park. "I have to say thank you to the fans because my message has been very clear all this time," Benitez said. "This group of players deserve support because they work so hard until the last minute of every game so I think it's fair to them."
NUNO RINGS THE CHANGES: Gone are the days when Nuno Espirito Santo would name the same starting Xi every week. A colossal three changes are made to the side that beat Chelsea last time out. Ruben Neves, Adama Traore and Helder Costa come in for Raul Jimenez, Joao Moutinho and Morgan Gibbs-White. Newcastle stick with their 5-3-2 formation. Jacob Murphy, Javier Manquillo and Fabian Schar make way for Ayoze Perez, Matt Ritchie and Ciaran Clark.
TEAM NEWS - NEWCASTLE: Dubravka, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Yedlin, Ki, Diame, Ritchie, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.... Subs: Woodman, Dummett, Muto, Kenedy, Maquillo, Joselu, Longstaff. /// WOLVES: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Saiss, Coady, Boly, Vinagre, Neves, Jota, Costa, Traore. Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Jimenez, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Bonatini.
The teams are in...
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of Newcastle's Premier League clash with Wolves from St James' Park. To quote D:Ream, things have certainly got a great deal better in the north east after such a dismal start to the campaign. One defeat in six has helped the Magpies climb up to a lift 14th. Wolves were on a poor run of form themselves and after conceding first against Chelsea in midweek, they looked to be heading for a sixth defeat in seven league games. However, they turned the match on its head, providing them with a huge boost ahead of their trip to the north east. I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!