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E&S fans' verdict on superb Wolves win at Newcastle

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Our fans who made the long jaunt north were handsomely rewarded with an 'amazing performance'.

RUSS EVERS (HATHERTON WOLVES)

What's your verdict on the match? What a difference five days can make.

Up stepped the real Wolves and long may it continue. Quite simply we bullied and battered Newcastle; out-passing, out-running and outplaying them in all departments.

The movement was great, the passing slick and the desire and hunger more evident than at any other point this season.

Walter Zenga got the team and formation spot on and let's hope he keeps this for next Saturday and beyond.

In midfield and up front we looked a class up from a previously unbeaten home side and the only real surprise was that we only scored two.

We got up at daft o'clock, got home at daft o'clock, and it was worth every minute.

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Danny Bath was quite brilliant and led the team brilliantly in easily his best game in a Wolves shirt.

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Iorfa and Saiss gave him solid protection and both full backs were solid and secure.

RUSS COCKBURN

What's your verdict on the match? Top day and night on the toon. What a difference a few days makes.

Solid at the back, Saiss in control in the middle and breaking at pace.

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Newcastle didn't have a clue how to deal with us, especially Bodvarsson leading the line and bringing others into play.

A special mention to Ikeme, who made two crucial saves at just the right time.

Rafa, a fat Spanish waiter, couldn't sort a system to match us. Fair play Walter for getting the team and tactics right.

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Costa was great. Beating players, choosing the right pass and then a quality finish.

PETER ABBOTT (LONDON WOLVES)

What's your verdict on the match? And up again goes our promised rollercoaster season - an amazing performance after the midweek dip.

Us away fans were far too high up to write a detailed E&S-type report in contrast to where the press were seated, however London Wolves were at least (and delightedly) afforded the front row.

Five changes again got everyone taking pre-match, particularly in that many of Tuesday's starters weren't even on the bench, and we got a first look at Romain Saiss.

Playing defensive midfield, just a touch in front of the back four, he popped up everywhere that I thought he should be, which bodes very well.

Wolves' attack-minded approach brought dividends with plenty of early goalmouth action and, perhaps surprisingly in view of the Toon's midweek slaughter of QPR, it was us with all the chances.

A cracking cross from Jon Dadi earned an equally cracking header from Mbemba to open the scoring. Classy Costa merely picked his spot for our deserved second.

Other chances came and went, but with us pretty much in charge, I can't say I particularly noticed their forwards at all - in fact, being so far from the action, no wonder we could only really pick out Shelvey and as expected, he worked tirelessly and was always involved.

To quote from a young Newcastle fan I know: "Newcastle were terrible!"

Another Happy Wanderer day - the longest drive home of the season flew by after that performance, and it's all the way back up again on Tuesday in the EFL Cup - bring it on.

Who played well - and who didn't impress? Doherty, Batth, CBJ, Bodvarsson and Costa all had excellent games. Teixeira was technically good as ever although looked short on pace and I wasn't clear on Edwards' contribution.

Cavaleiro, unlike last week, got involved when he came on as sub.

But it's an easy man of the match for me - Carl Ikeme for two fantastic saves, one in each half and at crucial times of the game.

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