Story of the day as clever Jacob Murphy free-kick snatches late point for Newcastle United at Wolves

Newcastle United head to Wolves this afternoon with Steve Bruce hoping for a reaction after the heavy defeat to Manchester United.

Newcastle United travel to Wolves this afternoon.
Newcastle United travel to Wolves this afternoon.

Miles Starforth is at Molineux for the Gazette bringing you all the action, team news and reaction from the 4.30pm Premier League game.

Ahead of the game, Bruce has revealed Jonjo Shelvey has been carrying an injury – and may need to come out of the team.

Follow all the action on our live blog throughout the afternoon below.

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Last updated: Sunday, 25 October, 2020, 19:00

  • Newcastle United face Wolves at Molineux this afternoon (KO 4.30pm).
  • Steve Bruce has an injury concern in Jonjo Shelvey.
  • NUFC: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Lewis, Hendrick, Fernandez, Fraser, Murphy, Almiron.
  • NUFC subs: Gillespie, Carroll, Joelinton, Hayden, Krafth, Manquillo, S Longstaff.

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Reaction from Steve Bruce

 "There wasn't much in it. We are delighted to take a point in difficult circumstances and very pleased for Jacob, who has been knocking on the door all season. I am delighted for him." 

Miles Starforth’s FT verdict

Newcastle never really got going as an attacking force today, but there was a doggedness and determination about their defending which will have pleased Bruce after last weekend's performance. They stuck at it, and thanks to Murphy, are heading home to Tyneside with a hard-fought point.

Jacob Murphy on his late goal

"Last night, in the hotel, I did a bit of research on the goalie," he told Sky. "I knew anything hard and low would catch him out. I looked around at the side of the wall and saw the little gap there and I thought, 'Yeah, hit it there.'

FT report from Miles

Peep-peep! All over and it ends Wolves 1 Newcastle United 1

GOAAAALLLL!!! Murphy equalises in the 89th minute.

And Newcastle are level after late drama. Murphy rescues a point for Steve Bruce’s side with a clever free-kick at the death.

Newcastle will be delighted to come away with a point. 

He’s done it again

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