Wolverhampton Wanderers took a narrow victory over hosts Newcastle United in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Heading to St James’ Park, boosted with the midweek victory over Chelsea, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s side took another three points in a 2-1 win to register back to back victories, but it was hard going but the red card tipped the match in our favour.
The winning goals came from Diogo Jota and Matt Doherty, deep into stoppage-time.
Santo admitted as much as he spoke to the BBC at the fulltime whistle.
“A draw was clearly the right result. The red card changes the game. We were lucky to beat them in the end. Don’t always ask me about the referee please, it’s a tough job.”
Statistics website Whoscored gave Doherty their Man of the Match rating with a score of 7.83.
The top five on the day were completed by Ruben Neves (7.32), Jota (7.18), Raul Jimenez (6.96) and Willy Boly (6.89).
Onwards and upwards hopefully.