With a mild hiccup for Wolverhampton Wanderers in our last match against Southampton, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo would’ve been looking for improvement again as we made the trip up to St James’ Park to face Newcastle United.
It was a mixed performance by Wolves again really, but Nuno had made multiple changes to the starting lineup and the hosts did take the lead towards the end of the first half as Jamaal Lascelles got his name on the scoresheet. Second half we did get ourselves back on level terms as Jonny Otto found the back of the net in the 73rd minute.
Newcastle were reduced to ten men inside of the final ten minutes as Sean Longstaff saw a straight red so hopes were high that we could nick it at the death, and we came incredibly close to doing just that, but sadly we couldn’t get the ball over the line.
The game ended with a point and it was probably fair really.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, our gaffer said of the match.
“We performed better in the second half. Newcastle were organised and we had problems but in the second half we were better and created so much. We combined well and I’m happy – the challenge is to do it in both halves. We are embracing the challenge. We have played 20 games, that is a lot of effort. There are no days off and so a lot of credit goes to the boys.”