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Wolves fans praise Ruben Neves in Newcastle draw

Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their unbeaten run to five games in the Premier League, after drawing 1-1 with Newcastle United.

The spoils were shared at St. James’ Park, with Ruben Neves cancelling out Jamaal Lascelles’ header in the second-half.

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In many ways it was a performance fairly typical of Wolves this season.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were slow out of the blocks, and could well have been two or three down before half-time.

Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin caused a number of problems for the visitors.

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It was centre-half Lascelles who ended up breaking the deadlock though, finding space in the box to nod in Ryan Fraser’s cross.

It was poor marking by Wolves, who would equalise around 20 minutes later through Ruben Neves, who did brilliantly to head in Pedro Neto’s cross.

Wolves finished the game very strongly but could not find a winner, with Martin Dubravka making a stunning save from point-black range from Fabio Silva in injury time.

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On social media afterwards, goalscorer Neves came in for particular credit from Wolves fans.

The 23-year-old had a slow start in the game, but had a great second-half and was excellent after his goal, and supporters made sure to praise the maestro, who really had had a strong 2021 overall so far: