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Alan Shearer admits Newcastle got lucky with non-penalty award against Wolves

Wolves have lost 2-1 to Newcastle United today, and Alan Shearer has admitted his former side got lucky when Nick Pope didn’t concede a penalty against Wolves.

Wanderers put in a poor performance for the most-part at St. James’ Park.

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But the game could have been so different had one major decision gone in their favour.

In the 20th minute of the game, Pope took out Jimenez after the ball had come back to him after being cleared away from the Wolves area.

Referee Andy Madley was very far away from the incident.

But replays showed that Pope clearly caught Jimenez after his heavy touch.

The England man looked sheepish, but somehow VAR did not instruct referee Madley to go on look at the pitchside monitor.

During the analysis of the incident on Sky Sports, Jamie Redknapp slammed the decision.

And even Newcastle legend Shearer was surprised by the non-award of the penalty.

He wrote on Twitter: “That’s a very lucky escape. Could, probably should have been a pen after that mistake from Pope.”

Wolves stung again by poor decision, but didn’t deserve much against Newcastle

When even Shearer is saying Newcastle got away with one, you know Wolves have been hard done by.

That said, it just wasn’t good enough on the whole today from Wolves.

At 1-1, the team started to play and were in the ascendency.

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But Julen Lopetegui’s decision to move to a back three with wing-backs actually probably cost Wolves the points.

Wanderers need to quickly move on from this result.

There are two massive games coming up now against Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.