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Newcastle 0-0 Wolves LIVE – Pressure on Joelinton and Almiron to fire; One change for NUFC – ChronicleLive, Chroniclelive.co.uk

Newcastle 0-0 Wolves LIVE – Pressure on Joelinton and Almiron to fire; One change for NUFC – ChronicleLive, Chroniclelive.co.uk


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Hello and welcome to our blog bringing you live coverage of Newcastle vs Wolves at St James’ Park.

Steve Bruce’sside moved out of the relegation zone on Friday after Southampton’s goal difference took a battering thanks to a 9-0 defeat at home to Leicester.

The Magpiescan pull further clear of the drop zone with a win this afternoon as Bruce looks to guide his side to a second successive home triumph.

They welcome a Wolves side who have made an indifferent start to their Premier League campaign but they will arrive buoyed by Thursday’s win over Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League.

United will be without Fabian Schar, Florian Lejeune, Matt Ritchie andAndy Carrollthrough injury.

Stick with us for all the latest reaction from St James’ Park and remember to follow our Instagram account (@ ChronicleNUFC) and ourNEW transfers Facebook groupwhere you can get notifications to your phone when anything happens.

36 mins: NUFC 1-0! LASCELLES!KEY EVENT

36 mins: GOAL! LASCELLES

Newcastle United’s captain Jamaal Lascelles rises highest to head home! Lovely cross from Yedlin.

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The skipper vowed to chip in with goals before the game and he’s now delivered with a fine header

LEE RYDER

33 mins: NEW 0-0 WOLKEY EVENT

mins: ALMIRON CHANCE!

Almiron breaks into the box but then the ball goes into the side netting.

LEE RYDER

31 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Almiron should do better …

Almiron breaks and has three or four options. Joelinton wanted it but he rolled it to Yedlin and over-hit the pass.

LEE RYDER

28 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Allan Saint-Maximin is trying. ..

United pass the ball across the middle before ASM picks it up , he turns three players and steams towards the box, a nice bit of trickery takes him into it but his resulting cross is blocked.

Attendance?

Sky say around 47, 000 here.

25 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Patricio collects …

Sean Longstaff whips a free-kick in from the right – really good position after ASM is fouled.

The cross though is straight to Patricio.

23 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

23 mins: United hit on the counter

Superb stuff this as Matty Longstaff calmly brings the ball down on the edge of the box, gives it to S. Longtaff who hits a superb ball over to the right where Yedlin is.

He sprints forward, plays Almiron into the box who turns and crosses – the ball is just cleared as Joelinton rises. If he wins that – certain goal.

21 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Joelinton missing the touch …

The ball is whipped in and Joelinton has a job to bring it down – he nearly does, but it then takes it away from Willems.

S Longstaff then crosses, and it’s cleared. Wolves hit on the counter but Lascelles does well and brings it to an end by winning a foul on the touchline.

19 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Allan Saint-Maximin makes a run for it … .

The Frenchman flies down the right and takes a pop at goal from 20 yards – easily blocked. Throw-in.

18 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL(KEY EVENT)

The view so far from Ciaran Kelly

It’s a little bit flat inside St James’ Park and it’s the away end who are making all of the noise at the moment.

Allan Saint-Maximin got the home support off their feet against Manchester United inside a minute with a purposeful run but the Frenchman has yet to really get a chance to run at the Wolves defense.

Newcastle are having more of the ball they have in recent weeks – 48% so far – but are just not making the most of it when they get into the final third.

Miguel Almiron snatched at a decent half-chance early doors but has been digging in, tracking back and winning the ball back, which has pleased Steve Bruce on the touchline .

17 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Jota is down …

There’s a break in play as Jota receives treatment just inside the NUFC half.

He’s just come back from injury – would be a blow for Wolves.

13 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

Almiron to the rescue …

Adama Traore puts the ball in from the Wolves’ right .

Fernandez gets a very important head to it but it falls to the edge of the box, Miguel Almiron needs to step in to stop Jota firing on goal.

The resulting corner is cleared.

12 mins: NEW 0-0 WOL

United very nearly in …

M. Longstaff pokes through the legs of Dendoncker in the middle, receives it back from Joelinton.

Yedlin is free on the right but Longstaff’s ball is mishit, and off-target. The right idea though.

Ten minutes: NEW 0-0 WOL

Lascelles clears …

The ball is cleared before a second cross comes in and Jamaal Lascelles heads clear. He goes down, appears to be holding his ankle but he’s up after a brief sit down.

(Nine minutes: NEW 0-0 WOL)

Wolves corner …

Moutinho to take the corner from the right after the original cross was blocked.

Five minutes: NEW 0-0 WOLKEY EVENT

Five minutes: Miguel Almiron chance

A free-kick is put in from the right, Joelinton powers a header across the box and it falls to Miguel Almiron.

It’s not an easy chance, and he screws it back across the box as opposed to on goal. Half chance.

Four minutes: NEW 0-0 WOL

‘Shoooot’ – chant the crowd

Both Longstaffs have a ball to feet in quick succession – impossible angles but the crowd urges them to shoot.

Three minutes: NEW 0-0 WOL

Attendance?

Look around, it looks pretty full other than a few spots in the Leazes.

Two minutes: NEW 0-0 WOL

Wolves shoot on goal …

Opening few minutes has been all Wolves – it ends with a weak shot at goal from Moutinho.

KICK-OFF: NEW 0-0 WOL

Wolves kick-off …

United shooting towards the Leazes end. Wolves get us under-way.

Kick-off approaching …Andrew Musgrove

Blaydon Races on the speakers …

Blaydon Races is sounding – and the players are in the tunnel. Plenty of empty seats here at SJP.

Andrew Musgrove

Celebrity spot …

Pretty sure Brendan Foster is here to take in the game.

Analysis: NUFC XI

It’s a settled looking Newcastle United team at the moment and only an injury to Fabian Schar has forced Steve Bruce into making a change.

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Federico Fernandez comes in for the Switzerland international, who will be a big miss, as he makes his first Premier League start since March.

It was a toss-up between Fernandez and Paul Dummett to come in but the obvious advantage the former has is he’s right-footed so it means Newcastle will still have that balance of a right-footer at right-sided center-back and a left-footer, Ciaran Clark, at left-sided center-back.

This won’t be an easy game but you hope Newcastle have learnt from playing against Watford and Brighton here at St James’ Park when the Magpies conceded after 78 seconds and ceded 71% of possession respectively.

Newcastle have defended resolutely in October and I’d expect a similarly committed performance today. The big question is whether Bruce’s side can be clinical enough to hurt a Wolves side packed with quality.

CIARAN KELLY

ASM the key?

Important player today …

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United arrives at the stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers

St James’ Park still to fill up …

With just over 15 mins until kick-off – St James’ Park is looking a little bare.

Time to deliver

Bright afternoon here at St James’ Park. We’re 20 minutes from kick off and both teams are warming up.

Huge day for Joelinton and Miguel Almiron – given a reprieve here despite Steve Bruce making noises about welcoming Dwight Gayle back into the fray. We have to hope they deliver something they haven’t in nine games so far.

(Wolves starting XI)

How the visitors line up this afternoon.

Ed Syers

Live team news reaction

Hear from Lee and Ciaran from the ground.

Ed Syers

How the lads shape up this afternoon

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