Date: 11th February 2019 at 11:16pm
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Wolverhampton Wanderers were given the weekend off at this time of asking as our Premier League fixture against Newcastle United at the Molineux was bounced to the Monday night slot.

Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo selected the squad you’d expect for the tie as we welcomed Rafa Benitez to our ground, and Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre recovered from the issues that kept them out against Shrewsbury and they took their respective places in the starting XI and on the bench.

Despite better dominating the game, Wolves couldn’t take advantage in the opening 45 minutes and the visitors broke the deadlock just ahead of the hour mark to take a 1-0 lead. Wolves kept going though and even though it looked like it would be one of those days, five minutes into stoppage-time defender Willy Boly had clawed an equaliser back and 1-1 was how it finished as we took a deserved point.

Given our chances on the day, it should’ve been more but you can’t always have everything.

Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, our gaffer said of the game.

“It came late, but the performance deserved goals. We created situations but the final touch was not there. It is something we must improve and be more clinical. Credit to Newcastle they were so organised. Last minute shows the character of the team. We should have done better, but the effort in the last minute and the way they believed shows character. But we require a lot of improvement.”

Nuno also admitted that he would need to look again at Boly’s leveller given the appearance of a foul on their goalkeeper as they both rose for the ball.