Wolves 0 Newcastle United 1 - Report and pictures

Aleksandar Mitrovic controversially scoring the winning goal as Wolves lost 1-0 to Newcastle.

The Magpies' striker netted from close range just before the break - but arguably shouldn't have been on the field after avoiding a second yellow card for a foul on Carl Ikeme.

Replays also showed that defender Jamaal Lascelles was offside in the build-up to the goal.

Wolves pushed for an equaliser but rarely tested Newcastle keeper Karl Darlow, with a Richard Stearman volley and a David Edwards header both off target from close range.

Analysis

Wolves have been on the wrong end of a fair number of dreadful refereeing decisions this season, writes Tim Spiers at Molineux.

A Jack Grealish stamp on Conor Coady, a clear push in the box on Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (both against Villa), an elbow on Paul Gladon (versus Burton) and a dive from Norwich's Wes Hoolahan spring to mind, to name but four.

Wolves didn't win any of the above games, and they didn't win this one either.

Aleksandar Mitrovic quite clearly raked his studs down Carl Ikeme's calf as the keeper collected a through ball. But, despite being on a yellow, he wasn't sent off. And 17 minutes later he scored the winning goal. Oh and it was offside too.

Yes, referee Craig Pawson and co did a fine job of helping league leaders Newcastle to another three points here.

But Wolves, albeit against superior opposition, still didn't do enough to justify a huge hard-luck story in terms of the football on show in what was a poor spectacle at a well-stocked Molineux.

There were moments here and there, such as a Richard Stearman volley and a David Edwards header, but Newcastle gave a masterclass in how to close out a game in the second half and keeper Karl Darlow was largely untested.

There's no shame in that - Newcastle have spent £57million assembling one of the best squads ever seen at this level.

But two defeats in two matches have knocked the momentum Paul Lambert's team earned either side of Christmas - and with 17 points now the gap to the top six, any outlandish talk of a push for the play-offs must end.

Indeed, they have now slipped close to the bottom three, with just six points the gap heading into the final 16 matches.

Pulling clear of the drop zone and allaying any relegation fears is the priority over the next four home matches before the end of February.

Lambert made three changes from the team that lost 2-1 to Burton Albion, recalling captain Danny Batth as well as Bright Enobakhare and Jack Price, with Kortney Hause, Lee Evans and George Saville making way.

As expected there was no Dwight Gayle for Newcastle, who selected Jonjo Shelvey, the man banned for five games for racially abusing Romain Saiss in the reverse fixture.

The boos for Shelvey began from the first whistle, but it wasn't long before the home fans had another target in Mitrovic.

He was lucky to avoid a yellow after leading with an elbow on Batth when challenging for a high ball and was booked a couple of minutes later for backing into Stearman.

But the first half's main talking point came just before the half hour when the big striker somehow avoided another yellow for leaving his studs on Ikeme's calf - a foul that looked very deliberate on replays.

Lambert raged at the fourth official, to no avail. And there was a depressing inevitability about Mitrovic's opening goal just before the break. Wolves had further cause to feel aggrieved with Jamaal Lascelles clearly returning from an offside position when he teed up the striker to score.

The half time scoreline felt an unjust one. Wolves had forged two decent chances to Newcastle's one, before the goal, and hadn't been under any pressure, albeit without creating much of their own with the midfield lacking in quality balls to the front four.

Lambert made a change at half time, withdrawing Jack Price (who had a poor first half but also took a knock just before the break) for Lee Evans, while Mitrovic was predictably taken off by Benitez with his mission for the night accomplished.

The second period was similar to the first - a tight affair between two well-organised sides who produced only sporadic flashes of inspiration.

David Edwards headed into the side netting and Batth produced a superb tackle to deny substitute Christian Atsu as he raced through the middle.

But otherwise there was little to report. Lambert sent on Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Marshall but Newcastle defended in such large numbers that Wolves struggled to get even a sight of Karl Darlow's goal.

When Costa curled a harmless effort at him with two minutes remaining it was Wolves' first shot on target.

They bombarded Darlow's box with crosses late on but that golden chance wouldn't come.

Wolves deserved a point for their efforts - but Newcastle took all three.

Key moments

3 - Big early chance for Newcastle as Jack Colback gets in behind the defence with Richard Stearman down injured, but Carl Ikeme spreads himself to make an excellent block.

20 - Helder Costa takes on two players and then tees up Andreas Weimann whose cross reaches Nouha Dicko at the back post - he volleys towards goal but it bounces wide.

25 - Costa's free kick is flicked on by David Edwards and Stearman sends a volley over the bar from just six yards. A great opportunity spurned.

27 - Aleksandar Mitrovic, already on a booking, leaves a boot on Ikeme's calf after the keeper collects a through ball. Paul Lambert is absolutely furious but referee Craig Pawson doesn't award a second booking.

44 - GOAL - And inevitably it's Mitrovic who gives Newcastle the lead. A Jonjo Shelvey free kick cannons around the box. There's a big hint of offside as the ball is played to Mitrovic and he can't miss from six yards.

49 - Costa whips a cross to Edwards who heads into the side netting at the near post.

Teams

Wolves (4-2-3-1): Ikeme; Coady, Batth (c), Stearman, Doherty; Price (Evans, 45), Edwards; Costa, Enobakhare (Bodvarsson, 60), Weimann (Marshall, 76); Dicko. Subs: Burgoyne, Hause, Saville, Ronan.

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Shelvey, Colback; Ritchie (Murphy, 82), Diame (Perez, 88), Gouffran; Mitrovic (Atsu, 45). Subs: Elliot, Hanley, Gamez, Hayden.

Goal: Mitrovic (44)

Attendance: 24,876 (4,164 Newcastle fans)

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

Position in the table

18th (35 points from 30 matches)

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Comments for: "Wolves 0 Newcastle United 1 - Report and pictures"

CoRnIsHWoLf

Not much in it, high on 'huff & puff', low in quality. A draw would've been a fair result. Can we go back to passing the ball please? As for the ref, & his assistants, missed, or bottled, the big decisions, once again! Can't understand why Ronan was left on the bench. We were crying out for someone who could pass the ball today.

Time running out now Wolves, points are needed soon to ease any relegation jitters.

Sheep in Wolves Clothing

Agree about the passing. It was all heading back and forth, no getting it down and passing it like we can, even when they had the space and time. Frustrating to watch. Newcastle were no better than us either. I feel when Dicko finds the net, he'll start scoring regularly but he's just too desperate. Come on boys, we can't go down.

Terry King

Sadly we are back to Grumble rather than Praise, Sheffield radio runs a football post match programmme called Praise and Grumble, in proper Yorkshire style that sees local clubs have all the positive work their managers do during the week destroyed by "fans". The Newcastle game did not look like first against 18th, and with a referee who may not have been so scarred of tough decisions it could have gone anyway. Lets all be positive, Paul Lambert has moved the club on from where we were.

WolfieP

Never mind the griping about poor refereeing, the last two results show that as a squad, we simply aren't good enough!

Remind me someone please, how many goals have the forwards scored this far???

Relegation fight anyone???

Jeez, only at Wolves!!!!

West Park

Spot on..

The Flying Winger

We don't seem to know how to run into the channels in the box create the space to slot the ball in, why?

WolfieP

Because for the most part, we have a squad devoid of quality.

Olly the cat

I agree with you about our forwards WolfieP. Wolves had three so called strikers on the pitch for the final fifteen minutes, Dicko, Bodvarrson and Marshall. None of them had a shot or header at the goal. I don't know how Richard Stearman missed from five yards, but he did. However, he isn't there to score goals, and along with Danny Batth he had another excellent game in defence. David Edwards had an off day today. He rarely found a gold shirt with his passes. A sad statistic comes to mind. Dicko has scored the same number of goals between August 2015 and February 2016 while he was injured, and August 2016 and February 2017 when he was supposedly fully fit... exactly zero.

bintheredunit

shambolic relegation fodder forwards are useless midfield crap seen more creativity watching the kids anybody defending that performance well you want your eyes testing the only good thing was the back four who played well

1965wolf

simply not good enough to compete with far superior team like newcastle.the refs decisions although wrong we shouldnt have to rely on a player being sent off for us to win the game.our strikers are not putting in the effort needed and will need to do more to avoid relagation.

Mountain Wolf

To be concise: dirty, filthy, cheating Newcastle.

Olly the cat

They are going to be promoted. If Wolves employed those tactics and were in the same position as Newcastle would you be making the same complaint?

Digger

What about Matt Doherty's blatant dive to try and win a penalty?

It works both ways

(I hate to see diving from any player or team)

Cradley Wolf

Only one thing to say

HOOF AND HOPE FOOTBALL DOES NOT WIN GAMES !!!

Lambert needs to learn them to play with the football on the ground

Oh well Wigan Tuesday night and possibility of getting dragged further

into the relegation mire !!

Cradley Wolf

The result was the only thing that spoilt a very happy day for my youngest tying the knot !!

As my old teacher used to write in my report cards MUST DO BETTER.

6 points off the drop zone, another loss on Tuesday and we're right in it !!

herewolf

Well I just watched the game on the box and I must say it was sad that we didn't get anything out of it ...but can anyone tell me why Ekonabare was taken off and Dicko was left on ? I know in the past Dicko has been superb for Wolves but right now he is lacking confidence and surely needs to be rested anyone can see he is at least half a yard off the pace and as I said his confidence in front of goal is shot right now

WolfieP

Did you mean sold instead of subbed?

Superb work rate but surely not the answer if we are to be a force again!?!

Same can be said of 7 or 8 of the squad!

herewolf

Wolfie work rate? I,m 72 with COPD & cancer and I could have done what Dicko did today and not felt any worse than I do now !!

Stearmans overhead kick

herewolf Agree I have COPD Do you go to twirl in the Stan Cullis stand on Wednesday's at 12 o'clock ? Thought the same Dicko looks a shadow of himself before his injury .Bodvarson. Mason,Marshall,Nothing again looked liked happening in the final third yet again today.We need twin clinical strikers desperate .Fair play to the defence we looked O.K. Now to the officials this season.Been pretty much sub standard most of em .How about fining them for poor displays F.A,? Another referee today bottled big decisions on Newcastle's behalf.Fair play my jacksie, Second bookable offence, Offside. What don't they understand? Are these officials you employ these days they Thick,deaf, or daft.

herewolf

No Stears I live in Hereford now so sadly due to my health problems i cant get to see Wolves live anymore :( but will support them forever as i have since i was 5 and am now 72

Stearmans overhead kick

Oh! What a shame herewolf What a great pedigree you have,We could have spent many hours talking Wolves.Good luck with your future health m8

herewolf

Thanks a lot Stears and good luck with yours too...look forward to chatting to you again

CAROLINA WOLF

---- happens !

WolfieP

and if it happens again on Tuesday night....

The Flying Winger

What a good performance against Newcastle the first half we were excellent, shape defending and going forward, Stearman was superb Batth excellent, Price the difference in the defence and forward play.

The goal against three defenders going for same ball and a deflection from Doherty, who scores the man you didn't want to, why because he shouldn't have been on the pitch, ref again.

Second half predictable Newwcaslte comfortable, losing Price the difference plus another ref decision hand ball in the box not punished and for me he dId guide it away.

What we didn't do was again convert our chances, the strikers again failed to hit the target, what on earth do we do in training, we all know a major mistake was not signing someone in January hope it doesn't cost us dearly.

Mistake however was Lamberts as has happened so many times obssesd with midfield and fear of our opponents as I said last week Bright is not the answer and Daddi should have started the game you cannot play with one up front especially at home, Dicko needs that player to win balls for him, so again what was not good enough to start with we put him on when we are behind and chasing the game.

We are in danger again of a manager focusing in a young player building him up into something he isn't at the moment.

The bench we have no player who can come on and make that difference, Burton can score against us in 90plus mins but us no.

Relegation is still a possibility something has to be done.

bintheredunit

stop griping on about the ref at the end of the day this squad not good enough bright was a lot better then dicko dicko should have come off as for price total crap like the rest of the midfield price should be moved on like the rest of the deadwood

Jake

Bright was our best player - arguably the most gifted on the pitch.

sue

I thought Bright was our best player.

The Flying Winger

Sue, so why was he taken off then.

sue

I don't know why he was taken off,thought it was the wrong decision.ok.

The Flying Winger

What did he actually produce.

herewolf

a damn site more than a much more experienced player in Dicko!! ok

The Flying Winger

herewolf, Dicko has come through an horrendous injury which unfortunately is going to take time, unfortunately we don't have time the club chose not to buy a striker, playing Bright or any midfielder in that position restricts two up front which will always put us on the back foot.

My guess he will slot Marshall into that role.

Bleydh

TFW - we are all entitled to our opinion and I respect yours but I am struggling to agree with your comments about Price. IMHO he was awful.

The Flying Winger

Bleydh, I also respect yours but if you look at the first half then the second half we were more effective with Price on than when Evans replaced him.

Edwards after some excellent games also was not effective for most of the game so midfield was not firing, Coady also had a poor game.

For me Evans is not good enough which is view I have always held.

bintheredunit

price seen more fizz in a bottle of lemonade open your eyes price is crap

The Flying Winger

Bintheredunit, Price or any Wolves player is not chap.

Price has had many MOTM awards in case you missed it.

sylvain2u

FW

i agree with most of your points.

We need a goalscorer to get away from the relegation zone.

The only consistent scorer we have is mason and if fit lambert has to play him.

i'm not knocking lambert for giving youth a chance but this is the wrong time

Bright upfront with dicko is not the answer and they could have played all night and never looked like scoring. Dicko is so desperate for a goal he is making the wrong decisions

Dadi should have started with bright on the bench.

my other moan is coady. He does a job defensively but adds nothing to our attack. would still play iorfa, or hause instead

As well as batth and stearman played, we still look suspect when balls are played into our box

Kaiwolves

Well another disappointing home performance wether Mitro should of been set of or not we just do not score enough because we dont have any strikers who know were the bacl of the back of the net is. And can someone tell me is Coady capable of passong the ball to a Wolves player in stead of hoofing it up field straight to the opppsition. There goal was wplves own downfall why two CH go for the same ball ls totally pathetic they were all over the place enougb said

old golds worth more

Saw the game on Sky (as did many judging by the spaces in the stands), and it was yet another lacklustre showing by us. I hadn't realised that according to the stats before kick off, in the Championship, only Wigan had a worse home record this season then us, well on this showing it wasn't hard to see why. We had plenty of possession but little or no end product, in fact we didn't get a shot on target until the 87th minute! True their goal should have been chalked off, but we didn't deserve to win either on this showing, Costa was really talked up by the pundits in their pre-game discussion's but then went and had a quiet game by his standards, and I lost count (especially in the second half) of the over hit passes that we made. Roll on the FA Cup, as they seem to be the only type of games that we can manage to win, though I do fear what the final score against Chelsea will turn out to be. All gloom and doom I know, but after Burton and then this display, I am becoming aware once again, as to how close to the bottom three we are getting.

West Park

Huff and puff plenty effort but we lack the killer edge.. Not smart or clever enough up front.. needed that quality striker. . Shef Wednesday took Rhodes and he scored !

What's happened to Mason ?? Dicko needs resting as his became a liability.

Bright not the answer and doesn't do enough at the moment although has potential for the future. .need clear out in summer and better potent players required.

The Flying Winger

Mason is injured again, no Bright is not the answer.

Wolfman

Next season....get on with it. Develop the team now, do not worry about the results, we will be Ok.

Shalom

We probably didn't do enough to win but, yes, we woz robbed. Still....it doesn't matter one jot as it's the result that counts.

niknaklady

Deserved at least a point.

Mitrovic should never have been on the pitch to score!

Stourstu

Gotto be honest i don't think your going to make the play offs haha pmsl !!

Cradley Wolf

Even you Sandwell numptys with your pathetic childish comments won't spoil my day !!

Go and crawl back under your rock you imbecile !!

Wolvereeeen

I suppose we should feel pity for someone whose primary outlet for fun is trying to goad wolves fans when we don't win.

It's destined to be a route that will dry up, and when his stalker-troll obsession with Wolves does, Stour-the-hat will be left with nothing to satiate his need for fun, and will be obliged to revert to his childhood fetish (of a couple of years ago): torturing small animals, sadly.

herewolf

fair comment from another Albion bum. Whose team must have taken their own ref with them today!!

BeeCee

Stu pid.

Gotta be honest don't think you are ever going to be intelligent...!

boltonwolf

Today just highlighted the fact that we are in need of a creative midfielder and a class finisher. We matched Newcastle in every department but had no idea how to break them down. My one big frustration was that we continually knocked long high balls expecting dicko, weiman and Costa to win them. We deserved a point but we must make sure we take maximum points from our next few home games or we could find ourselves really in the relegation mix

oakley_s@outlook.com

Roll on may!

Worcester Wanderer

Same old same old I'm afraid. Plenty of effort started very well and Stearman should have scored but sent it over the bar from close range. There is no doubt Mitrovic should have been sent off after a foul on Ikeme and yes might have guessed it went on to score the winning goal. The problem is the usual one not a shot on target until the 86 minute! We haven't got a striker who can score. I dead to think of the result when Chelseacome to town.

KnightWolf

Newcastle showed why they are top of the League and sure to be promoted. They came to a team in the bottom half, soaked up whatever came at them, nicked a goal then defended properly with discipline and organisation. Job done. Can we hope to be in the same mould this time next year? Tonight we saw yet again, no creative spark

in midfield, no threat in the box. Yes plenty of honest endeavour but an equaliser wasn't very likely was it.?

The Flying Winger

Why isn't Saiss being selected, maybe after the international games but Marshall can be given a seat on the bench although we are told he is unfit, Weismann good start but another run of the midfield Players?

We are also missing Cav who is now out for several weeks.

frankowolves

As much as we need the strikers to start scoring, we don't half need the midfield to start creating chances. I want the likes of Price and Evans to succeed but neither fill me with confidence that they can see the killer pass, let alone play it. To make matters worse the wide men didn't offer much and the crossing today was poor. Felt a bit sorry for Bright today as thought he was one of our better players. Need to vastly improve as don't want to be dropping points to Wigan on Tuesday.

Jake

Enokhabare our best player by some margin.

This kid has something special.

Pablo

Overall, unlucky to lose. Mitrovic should have been sent off. We never really put them under pressure and, again, lacked any killer instinct in front of goal. Disappointed Saiss not in the squad. Disappointed Enobhakere taken off. Thought Evans had a good half. Real test on Tuesday - cold Feb evening, smaller crowd, pressure for points. Who's up for it I wonder?

The Flying Winger

Pablo, funny how we see different things for me losing Price affected the game with Newcastle comfortable in second half, Evans being ineffective.

Lambert also thought Price dominated.

sue

I agree with you on this one Flying.

William12

I don't think Spiers watches the game. He says Price was poor before being injured. He was the only one looking to push us forward and although Evans did ok it was Price we missed when he went off. Thought Edwards flattered to deceive and did little yesterday.

cashyiswolves

Absolutel CRAP

cashyiswolves

Jake what are you on ??

Hong Kong Pete

Just got home after the game and watched the replay of the incident on Ikeme, that was definitely a second yellow card possibly a straight red.

On the train home talking to some Newcastle supporters said they were worried and could see a defeat coming, after the foul on Ikeme you could write the script who would score, substituted at half time to save him getting sent off.

We did not deserve to lose had three chances bu failed to put them away, there goal offside interesting what the ref says about the incident on a Ikeme.

Hong Kong Pete

Tim Spiers commenting about refs decisions he did not mention Matt Doherty being wiped out in the penalty box at Sheffield.

The problem is you cannot rely on referees giving these decisions so you make sure of scoring which is where Wolves lack and supporters know this

Robert

Another game where Referee and Assistant fall short of standards. Far too many times wrong decisions are made by these guys. The scorer should have been off the pitch before he scored an offside goal.

Says it all. You cant win against 14!!!!!

Kaiwolves

Sorry it was not of side as the last player to touch the ball was Coady and it waz hand ball witch would of been a penalty.

herewolf

Offside b4 the ball struck Coady!!

Kaiwolves

Yes i agree but according to the of side riles he was not interfering in play then Coady jas last touch which then brings him back on side.

Bleydh

Not long home. Re Mitrovic. The foot was up and there was undoubtedly “intent”. It was a yellow and he should have gone. The ref bottled it. Offside? Couldn’t see from my position. We had a couple of chances but really didn’t create much. The strikers don’t seem to be getting into goalscoring positions. What was obvious was that we looked a lot tighter when Evans came on. That was one of the few positives.

Stourstu

Hoof ball thats all you do very sad UTB haha

herewolf

I agree mate "RIGHT UP THE BAGGIES""

BeeCee

Stu pid.

That's all you do. Post unintelligent tripe. Very sad...!

IABothered

Wolves had three great chances during the game ,Stearman, Dicko and Edwards.You have to take them!!.Their goal, three players going for the same ball.One of them who got in the way big time was Edwards?? what was he doing there? Missing easy chances + conceding stupid goals = RELEGATION

sylvain2u

cant see us getting relegated.

Yes we shouldnt have conceded that silly goal but on the whole we are defensively better under PL

we are playing quite well and just lack a cutting edge

bobwolf101

Watched it on Sky Sports....thought Costa was quiet especially in the first half.

Disko works hard but no accuracy.

sie69

Why was Marshall put on the left ,why was bright took off ,Evans is far better than price,price just runs round like a clueless idiot,and for God's sake someone teach the forwards to score,

poshsideofwolvo

4000 nufc fans, blimey more like 400. One of most passionless sets of fabs to visit molineux. Only heard them chanting when walking down waterloo road after game. church mice. The game? I would imagine some commenters on here didnt see or go . Wolves worth at least a point. And yes i worry about the drop AGAIN.

Leon

The reason we can only play on the break, is the fact that our central midfield is so poor. You will never dominate games with Price and Edwards at the centre.. Neither player can put a tackle in or pass further than the nearest man. Both may fair better with a different partner, but together, we just end up giving away the midfield battle, which just forces us to play on the break. Until we can dominate the midfield battle we will never put a run of games together that would gain us promotion, this season or any season. Newccastle were composed all match, our game plan was too simple to nullify.

Wolf in Liverpool

Forget Mitrovic and the fact that he possibly could have been sent off before his goal yesterday, we got what we deserved-absolutely nothing, and the fact that so many are moaning about the referee is just papering over the cracks of how poor our performance was. Newcastle easily out played us and i really can't understand the love-in from many towards Jack Price as his performance was borderline criminal in that he never put in a single tackle and kept giving the ball away even with basics passes. The Newcastle midfield particularly Shelvey dominated and dictated the play and it was too comfortable for him, despite the abuse he got, in fact it just spurred him on. Lets just hope that once Price went off at half-time he was either watching Shelvey on how to dictate play or that the bump he took to his head has knocked some sense into him.

Fans moaning about Mitrovic also seem to have either very short and selective memories or are just looking at matters through gold tinted spectacles, as i clearly remember the referee at Blackburn away earlier this season failing to send off Danny Batth for what looked like a second bookable offence. The fact of the matter is that rightly or wrongly (and i speak as a qualified official myself) most referee's are more lenient when a player has already been cautioned. We are where we are in he table on merit, or lack of in our case and not due to referees. You have to remember that he referee yesterday (Craig Pawson) was also the referee for our match against Liverpool at Anfield only 2 weeks ago and i don't remember anyone criticising him then, but of course that was because we won. There seems to be a habit amongst many that whenever Wolves drop points it is always down to bad officiating. Even if Mitrovic was sent off there is nothing to suggest that Newcastle wouldn't have either held on for a point or even gone on to win the game anyway. It took us until the 86th minute for us to test Darlow in the Newcastle goal and even that was an easy save, and the fact that we are still persisting with Dicko who hasn't scored a league goal for us for nearly 22 months.

sue

Well I have to disagree with again it will come as no surprise, thought Price played well shame he went off.I think you are getting boring now with your consistent slamming of him borderline criminal that's the weirdest statement ever.

Wolf in Liverpool

I suggest that you go and book an appointment either with an opticians or even a doctor. if you think that not making tackles, allowing Newcastle players to run around unmarked and having an awful pass completion record is a player playing well then god help us in the future. I stand by my comment that not only was Price's borderline criminal but also worthy of treason. It says how bad he was that even Dim Tim (who would normally give Price man of the match and rate him 11/10 even if he came on as a sub in the 89 minute, scored an own goal in the 90th minute and then got sent off in the 91st), only gave Price a rating of 5/10.

sue

Perhaps it wasn't the weirdest comment..Treason!What's that all about.I have a perfectly good pair of glasses and I also stand by my comment.You really do hate Price and never fail in your hatred.Perhaps he only got 5 because he was only on for hàlf the game and would have got another 5 for the second half only joking.

The Flying Winger

Blimey Sue, Yes treason a bit strong.

For me Mitrovic was looking to foul our players on several occasions and whilst I agree that refs tend to give the benefit of the doubt to a booked player he should have been sent off for that challenge and follow through on Ikeme ,as long as refs keep letting these reckless ones go players are going to get these long lay offs out of the game and we have had our fair share, wouldn't surprise me if Ikeme is out of the next game.

Leon

Wolf went a little over the top about Price, but do you really expect us to get promotion with him in the team. We cannot control a match from midfield, we are overrun too easily. The only thing Price can do is pass to players that are within 10ft of him, he cannot tackle nor win headers at his height. He is not creative and connot take a player on. For him to be effective you would have to have a top class midfielder playing alongside him, so his only job would be to pass to him. There is a reason we are at the bottom of the table.. Firstly non of our strikers knows where the net is and secondly our midfield is too weak to dominate matches. Hence why we play on the break and this will also give us results that are not consistent, as we rely on teams to be caught out, instead of us making goals with creativity through midfield.

sue

Ok Leon you think he went a little over the top,I think he went a lot over the top.We are all entitled to our views but this is rediculas criminal and treason!

sue

Even ridiculous....sorry

Sharmwolf

Not interested in what could have been if he was sent off , fact is we created nothing and couldn't defend a set piece again as team.

Not interested in Chelsea next Saturday either as survival is now more important. Wigan is a massive game which if we lose puts us right in the mix with the Villa

AucklandKiwiWolf

The Newcastle scorer should have been sent off earlier + the goal was offside.However as things are with Wolves,the team is not good enough.In the close season I would hope that they get rid of the deadwood and make some genuine quality signing and let's seriously go for automatic promotion.Not faint hopes of the play-offs.