Newcastle beat Wolverhampton to move up to fifth in Premier League

Newcastle beat Wolverhampton to move up to fifth in Premier League

Newcastle finally raises its head. The Magpies, who had not won in the Premier League since January 15 (and a 1-0 success against Fulham), returned to victory this Sunday, beating Wolverhampton (2-1) at home, as part of the 27th day. This success allows the Magpies to regain 5th place in the Championship and pass in front of Liverpool, who was defeated on Saturday at Bournemouth (0-1).

Kieran Trippier proved to be the most decisive player of this meeting at St James’ Park. It is indeed he who delivered a splendid free kick on the head of Alexander Isak, author of the opening of the score of the head (1-0, 20th). Then the captain of the Magpies made a huge blunder by missing his clearance in his box, his missed shot turning into an assist for Hwang Hee-chan, who only had to push the ball into the net (1-1 , 70th). An action on which Nick Pope was hesitant, like his rather messy match.

If Newcastle got more chances than their opponent (19 shots to 7), Eddie Howe’s players really struggled in the second half against the increased offensive ambitions of Wolves, after a marked first act, on each side, by an attempt on each side pushed back by the post, signed Bruno Guimaraes and Daniel Podence.

Eleventh goal for Almiron

Finally, while the meeting seemed to be heading for a draw, the deliverance for the Magpies came from Miguel Almiron who, well offset by Joe Willock, saw his attempt rolled up, and deflected, deceiving José Sa (2-1, 79th). This is the eleventh achievement of the season in the Championship for the Paraguayan, who seemed less confident lately, and who had not scored in the Premier League since February 11.

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