Miguel Almiron’s late strike earns Newcastle first win in six matches


Newcastle secured their first victory in six games, with a 2-1 win over Wolves, thanks to a late goal from Miguel Almirón.

The win lifted Eddie Howe’s team back up to fifth in the Premier League table. Despite dominating possession early on, Newcastle struggled to create chances and only managed two clear-cut opportunities.

Kieran Trippier had a free-kick blocked, while Alexander Isak’s header was easily saved. Nick Pope received a lucky break when he avoided a penalty for a foul on Raúl Jiménez, with VAR deciding the referee had made no clear and obvious error.

Isak put Newcastle ahead with a brilliant header from Trippier’s free-kick, and they came close to doubling their lead when Bruno Guimarães hit the bar. The wolves’ defense blocked several shots, but Daniel Podence hit the woodwork with a rare shot.

Pedro Neto’s introduction at half-time gave Wolves momentum, and Hwang Hee-Chan equalized after Trippier slipped, but Almirón’s goal restored Newcastle’s lead, securing the win. Newcastle is now just four points away from the Champions League places, while Wolves remain three points clear of the relegation zone.

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