Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Newcastle United: Hwang Hee-chan double sinks winless Magpies

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Bruno Lage's Wolves side won their first home league victory with Hwang Hee-chan scoring his second and third Premier League goals.

Hwang Heechan scored twice to help Wolves win against Newcastle, who are still without a win this term.

After 20 minutes, the game was ignited when Hwang grabbed Raul Jimenez’s through ball and finished coolly past Karl Darlow.

Jeff Hendrick brought Newcastle level with a long-range shot into the corner, just moments after Francisco Trincao had rattled against the crossbar for Wolves.

Jose Sa had to stay on his feet to stop Allan Saint-Maximin at point-blank distance within minutes of the restart. However, Hwang's left-footed finish from another Jimenez pass restored the lead for the home side.

After a seventh league match without a win, Newcastle falls to the bottom three while Wolves rise to the top half.

Bruce is under pressure from Jimenez and Hwang

Bruno Lage, Wolves boss, will be hoping Saturday's win gives his team some momentum after a slow start to the campaign.

His team has had no trouble creating opportunities, but it was difficult to convert them. Only bottom-of the-table Norwich scored on less occasions than this game.

Although Newcastle had a lively start to the match, there was not much goalmouth action. However, Hwang's opening goal swung the balance in favour of the hosts.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce stated that the change to a back four "certainly" helped the Mapgies to draw 1-1 at Watford last weekend. However, the 60-year old was forced to switch to a 5-4-1 formation in the first period as Wolves won the midfield battle.

Hendrick, who replaced Joe Willock in the injury department five minutes prior, smashed a loose ball into the penalty area to restore parity. Joelinton's challenge against goalkeeper Sa during the build-up to the goal was a source of concern for Wolves, but their appeals were quickly rejected by the video assistant referee.

Saint-Maximin, who had a difficult afternoon at Molineux, came closest for the visitors in the second-half with few clear chances. But Hwang scored again after more fine work by the tireless Jimenez to secure the points for Wolves.

Magpies fans might be forgiven for wondering where their first win this season will come from after a week that saw Newcastle in legal proceedings with Premier League over last summer's collapsed takeover.

Callum Wilson, the injured striker, cannot be returned quickly enough. Newcastle has only two wins in 17 Premier League matches without Wilson.

Hwang HeeChan Hwang HeeChan was the player of the match with an average 8.36 Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers

Newcastle Newcastle United Newcastle United Wolverhampton Wanderers Avg Squad number 26 Player name Hwang Hee-Chan Average rating 8.36 Squad number 9 Player name Jimnez Average rating 7.83 Squad number 16 Player name Coady Average rating 6.77 Squad number 23 Player name Kilman Average rating 6.74 Squad number 1 Player name Jos S Average rating 6.68 Squad number 28 Player name Joo Moutinho Average rating 6.66 Squad number 32 Player name Dendoncker Average rating 6.64 Squad number 27 Player name Sass Average rating 6.61 Squad number 8 Player name Rben Neves Average rating 6.59 Squad number 37 Player name Traor Average rating 6.57 Squad number 5 Player name Maral Average rating 6.36 Squad number 22 Player name Nlson Semedo Average rating 6.32 Squad number 11 Player name Trinco Average rating 6.28 Newcastle United Avg Squad number 10 Player name Saint-Maximin Average rating 6.33 Squad number 16 Player name Hendrick Average rating 5.16 Squad number 28 Player name Willock Average rating 5.15 Squad number 24 Player name Almirn Average rating 4.94 Squad number 11 Player name Ritchie Average rating 4.67 Squad number 7 Player name Joelinton Average rating 4.62 Squad number 36 Player name S Longstaff Average rating 4.57 Squad number 19 Player name Manquillo Average rating 4.57 Squad number 2 Player name Clark Average rating 4.56 Squad number 14 Player name Hayden Average rating 4.54 Squad number 18 Player name Fernndez Average rating 4.51 Squad number 26 Player name Darlow Average rating 4.36 Squad number 23 Player name Murphy Average rating 3.78 Squad number 34 Player name Gayle Average rating 3.74


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Wolves Formation 3-4-3 1 Malheiro de S 23 Kilman 16 Coady 27 Sass 22 Nlson Semedo 8 Neves 28 Joo Moutinho 5 Maral 11 Machado Trinco 9 Jimnez 26 Hwang Hee-Chan 1 Malheiro de S

23 Kilman

16 Coady

27 Sass

22 Nlson Semedo

8 Neves

28 Joo Moutinho

5 Maral

11 Machado Trinco Substituted at 86' Minutes for Dendoncker

9 Jimnez

26 Hwang Shee-Chan Substituted at Traor at 90+3’ minutes Substitutes for 2 Hoever

3 At-Nouri

10 Podence

15 Boly

17 Fbio Silva

21 Ruddy

32 Dendoncker

37 Traor

39 Cundle Newcastle Formation 4-1-4-1 26 Darlow 19 Manquillo 18 Fernndez 2 Clark 11 Ritchie 36 S Longstaff 24 Almirn 28 Willock 14 Hayden 7 Joelinton 10 Saint-Maximin 26 Darlow

19 Manquillo Booked in 60mins. Murphy substituted at 70' minutes.

18 Fernndez

2 Clark Booked in 56 Minutes

11 Ritchie

36 S Longstaff

24 Almirn substituted for Gayle at the 77' minute

28 Willock Substituted for Hendrick at 36' minutes

14 Hayden

7 Joelinton

10 Saint-Maximin Substitutes 5 Schr

12 Lewis

16 Hendrick

17 Krafth

21 Fraser

23 Murphy

29 Gillespie

32 Anderson

34 Gayle Referee: Graham Scott Match Stats Live Text Post update Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newcastle United 1. Full Time Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Newcastle United 1. Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adama Traor replaces Hwang Hee-Chan. Post update Attempt missed. Federico Fernndez (Newcastle United), header from the middle of the box misses to right. After a set-piece situation, Matt Ritchie assisted. Post update Foul by Joo Motinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United), wins a free kick during the defensive half. Post update Attempt missed. Ral Jimnez (Wolverhampton Wanderers), right footed shot from the box. It is close but misses to his left. Leander Dendoncker assisted with a head pass. Newcastle United post update Ciaran Clark attempts a through ball but Allan Saint-Maximin catches him offside. Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leander Dendoncker replaces Trinco. Foul by Nlson Smedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) - Post update Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United), wins a free kick from the left wing after the update. Post update Corner, Newcastle United. Romain Sass concedes. Post update Joo Moutinho, Wolverhampton Wanderers), wins a free kick at the defensive half. Foul by Sean Longstaff, Newcastle United. Post update Foul by Romain Sass (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Post update Dwight Gayle, Newcastle United, wins a free kick from the right wing. Post update Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United), header from the centre misses to right. Matt Ritchie assisted with a cross. Substitution Substitution Newcastle United Dwight Gayle replaces Miguel Almirn. Post update Foul by Ral Jamesnez (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Post-update Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), wins a free kick from the left wing. Page 1 of 4 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward