Wolves failed to make it three straight Premier League victories, drawing 1-1 with Newcastle United.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side spent 80 minutes knocking on the door before it finally fell down courtesy of a thunderbolt from Raul Jimenez from outside the area.
The Magpies hardly threatened Rui Patricio in the Wolves goal, with Miguel Almiron having the visitors’ best chance before Jimenez struck after good work by Callum Wilson.
Wolves started brightly, but struggled for large parts of the game to fashion real clear-cut chances.
Jimenez had a couple of good opportunities early doors, and Pedro Neto also had a couple of sighters
The Mexican scored but then in the 88th minute, the solid defensive work was undone by Jacob Murphy, who took advantage of a poorly positioned wall from a free-kick.
Throughout the game it was arguably Daniel Podence who was the biggest threat for Wolves, but he was the sacrificial lamb in order for Adama Traore to be introduced with around 25 minutes to go.
The January signing from Olympiacos was very lively once again, finding pockets of space between the lines both centrally and out wide.
He was described as a ‘menace’ at one point by Martin Tyler, and his piece of skill to get away from Jamal Lewis in the first-half was superb.
He ended the evening without a goal, but – amid the frustrations about the team as a collective – his personal contributions were praised by supporters, and Nuno’s decision to take him off early was questioned by others:
Wouldn’t of took podence of. Looked far more dangerous then Nero
— Liam Dean Thomson (@LDTomo) October 25, 2020
Agreed. Podence is also one hell of a talent 👏
— Lord Jason Guy (@wolvespremier) October 25, 2020
Podence is hazard reincarnated.
— Muhammad Muazu (@MOHZIL_) October 25, 2020
Disappointed Podence is taken off, Adama Podence will be fun. But lack of attacking the box seems why. Saiss off waa expected. Provided nothing going forward all night
— OutsidefootPass (@OutsidefootPass) October 25, 2020
Should have been Traore for Semedo…Podence playing well today
— Jonathan Silva 🇵🇹 🐺 (@RowdieJon) October 25, 2020
Podence was playing very good…
— Guru (@fotguru) October 25, 2020
Why has podence come off when he’s still by far the best player in this team right now
— The Classic Man (@TheClassicMan49) October 25, 2020
bias aside, we didn’t deserve to win so a draw is fair
should’ve kept podence on and taken neto off
Kilman and Saiss have zero linkup play
— Alex (@fpl_noice) October 25, 2020
Why take Podence off as well? Did we really need 3 centre backs then, against their completely non existent threat?
— Levi Jordan (@Levi_0809) October 25, 2020