WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Jose Sa of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with teammate Hwang Hee-chan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers finally recorded a home victory in the Premier League today after they defeated Newcastle United 2-1.

Below are three things boss Bruno Lage got right in today’s victory..

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Wolves’ transfer window was not overly busy this past summer, but the addition of Hwang Hee-chan is looking better game-by-game. Today, it was his goals that led the team to a first home victory this season.

Both of his finishes were icy cool.

He will be very thankful to Raul Jimenez who set him up for the two goals.

It was a timely reminder following his goal last week that he has far more to his game than putting the ball in the back of the net.

His hold up play was generally brilliant and his incisive passing is what separated the two sides. Francisco Trincao also impressed.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers is tackled by Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on October 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Perfect substitutions

Bruno Lage has previously said in his press conference that he was not afraid to drop players. He lived up to his word after he kept Adama Traore out for a second successive game.


There was a lot of pressure from the home support to introduce the Spaniard earlier in the game, however Lage resisted.

Ultimately, it paid dividends as Wolves won a third game out of four.

The timings of Leander Dendoncker and Traore being brought off the bench were key, their energy helped stifle Newcastle’s momentum.

Lage rewarded for Marcal loyalty

It has been a difficult couple of weeks for the Brazilian, who was responsible for the penalty in Wolves’ last home game versus Brentford.

Slowly but surely Marcal has looked more assured since that game. Despite Rayan Ait-Nouri’s return to the matchday squad, Marcel rewarded Lage for staying loyal to the full back who has started each of Wolves’ games this season.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Isaac Hayden of Newcastle United is challenged by Marcal of Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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