Visitors Wolves forgot to read the form book when they headed home from Newcastle with three points in the bag.
Rafa Benitez's United had won five games in a row, without conceding a goal in four of them, including a midweek 6-0 rout at Queens Park Rangers.
By contrast, Wolves hadn't won in three games and conceded four times in the final 17 minutes in midweek to lose 4-0 at home to Barnsley.
However, Chancel Mbemba turned Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's cross into his own net to give the visitors a half-time lead.
Then winger Helder Costa curled in a second from 18 yards just after the hour, before Vernon Anita compounded a miserable day for the Magpies by being sent off for a reckless tackle.
Here's the story of the game in pictures, as seen through the lens of our photographer Frank Reid.