Allan Saint-Maximin’s superb volley saved a point for Newcastle late in an entertaining 1-1 win over Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.
The result extended Wolves’ Premier League winless run to 11 games since last season, while the Magpies continued their unbeaten start to the campaign.
In form, Saint-Maximin produced his moment of magic in added time to cancel out Ruben Neves’ excellent strike in the first half.
Wolves started the clash on the front police and closed in the first exchanges thanks to Pedro Neto.
But Newcastle fought back and looked particularly threatening in the attacking areas thanks to Miguel Almiron and in-form striker Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle were without two injuries, Brazil star Bruno Guimaraes and striker Callum Wilson, and it showed, as Eddie Howe’s side lacked an edge in the final third.
Joe Willock missed a golden chance for the visitors after just 10 minutes when he fired from 10 yards and the gaping goal as new record £58m Alexander Isak watched from the stands.
Despite the visitor’s dominance, Wolves reminded Newcastle of their attacking threat when club record Matheus Nunes headed in unmarked from 12 yards out.
The first goal came in the 38th minute when Neves fired past the outstretched arms of Nick Pope.
Newcastle’s Fabian Schar was lucky to escape a red card for a careless challenge on Neto early in the second half.
The Magpies moved forward to equalize but Wolves continued to threaten with a second goal on the counterattack.
Wolves defended resolutely to keep Newcastle at bay and were denied a second goal when VAR ruled out a Raul Jimenez strike after Ryan Fraser was hampered in the build-up.
But Saint-Maximin and the traveling Newcastle supporters had the last laugh when he netted a superb volley equalizer in injury time.
Newcastle could have won in the dying seconds when Elliot Anderson’s header came off the crossbar but Wolves held on for a point.
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