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Match Report: Newcastle United 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Newcastle United reignited their European ambitions with a 3-0 victory at St James’ Park against Wolves their first at home since December 2023.

Newcastle had struggled in recent weeks with one win in their last four and conceding 12 goals in that period seen their hopes of a place in Europe slowly get slimmer.

But just a week after an embarrassing performance at the Emirates Stadium losing 4-1 loss to Arsenal. Eddie Howe’s side put their woes to one side and put in a much-improved performance winning 3-0.

Wolves came into this game one place above Newcastle after collecting nine points from a possible 12 in their last four games.

It was Alexander Isak who opened the scoring 14th minutes in and then in the 33rd minute Anthony Gordon capitalised on a mix-up at the back to make it two then late on into the second half Tino Livramento got his first goal in black and white scoring in the 92nd minute.

2WNGF5X Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. 2nd Mar, 2024. Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United during the Premier League match at St. James’ Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Picture credit should read: Nigel Roddis/Sportimage Credit: Sportimage Ltd/Alamy Live News

Wolves had a bright start to the game having some of the early chances in the game which Newcastle managed to contain.

Despite the chances, it was the Magpies who were clinical as Gordon got the ball forward slipping the ball to Bruno Guimaraes whose shot was deflected by Craig Dawson right into the path of Isak who headed it home.

It wasn’t long until Newcastle doubled their lead as Jacob Murphy got free on the right wing and whipped in a low cross towards the penalty box but Jose Sa came rushing off his line and ended up colliding with his own player leaving Anthony Gordon to put the ball into an empty net.

As the second half got underway it was Wolves who were pressing to get a goal and get back into the game.

In the 68th minute, Martin Dubrakva pulled off a great save to deny Pablo Sarabia as Jean Bellegarde picked out a cross to the far post to find Sarabia who met it with a side-footed volley and Dubrakva saved it brilliantly.

The game was wrapped up in the 92nd minute as a Fabian Schar long range pass found Livaramento in acres of space before dribbling past the entire Wolves defence and scuffing the ball past the keeper to make it 3-0 to the Magpies.

2WNFMGM Newcastle United’s Fabian Schar congratulates Newcastle United’s Tino Livramento’s goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James’s Park, Newcastle on Saturday 2nd March 2024. (Photo: Michael Driver | MI News) Credit: MI News & Sport /Alamy Live News

This victory lifted Newcastle to eighth in the table giving them their first win at home since December 2023. For Wolves, this defeat saw them fail to tenth losing their first game since February 10th.

Up next for Newcastle is a trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea on the 11th of March. Wolves will welcome Fulham next Sunday as they look to bounce back from a disappointing day at St James’ Park.