Wolves vs Newcastle United player ratings: Points shared in the rain

Wolves vs Newcastle United is a weird fixture, giving both sides current form. Prior to Wednesday’s loss to Dortmund, Newcastle were on a fantastic run. For Wolves, they’ve had a mixed bag, though the home win against Manchester City is a notable result. Both sides are very attacking, so it was certain to be an interesting battle. Here are our Wolves vs Newcastle United player ratings for this fascinating Saturday night clash.

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Wolves 2-2 Newcastle United: An entertaining draw

The sort of start to the game many fans expected, with Wolves so fast on the break, as are Newcastle, the opening 20 minutes had a lot of that. But, it was typically a mistake that broke the deadlock, as Sa fumbled an easy cross into the path of Wilson, who clinically put it away with a bicycle kick on the second attempt.

After Pope made a great save to force the corner, Wolves delivered a deadly deep cross that Lemina was able to meet it and head home with Pope stranded.

A big moment at the end of the second half, when a fairly poor corner should have been cleared away, but Hwang took too long on the ball and sliced through Schar to concede a penalty. Despite getting his hand to it, Sa wasn’t able to keep Wilson’s penalty out.

The second half started with Wolves continuing to push Newcastle back, while Newcastle looked to soak up pressure, with the mid-week game clearly impacting them.

While Sa’s mistake was a lot worse, it was another keeper error that led to a goal. Pope punched a ball clear that he probably should have held, and a brilliant move ended in Hwang putting the ball in the back of the net.

With Neto off injured, Newcastle took control of the game, and should have won it late on but for a goal line clearance

Wolves Player Ratings:

Sa  5/10 – Was at fault for the opening goal

Kilman 6/10 – Struggled on the far side to deal with the threat of Newcastle’s attack

Dawson 7/10 – Made some key tackles to stop Newcastle’s attacks

Gomes 7/10 – Was solid at the back

Semedo 6/10 – His pace caused huge trouble for the Newcastle back line, while his covering pace was key

Lemina 8/10 – Was crucial in the midfield battle for Wolves and has been missed by his side

Traore 5/10 – Was rightly subbed off at half-time

Nouri 7/10 – Caused problems for the Newcastle defence with his running

Neto 7/10 – Had a great game, but went down with a hamstring injury midway through the second half

Cunha 7/10 – Did the off-the-ball work well, should have opened the scoring early on

Hwang 7/10 – Gave away a silly penalty late in the second half. Made up for it in the second half with a well-taken goal


Doyle 6/10 – Made a difference when he came on with his running in midfield

J Gomes -/10 – Came on too late

Kalajdzic 6/10 – Made a crucial goal-line stop late on

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Newcastle United player Ratings:

Pope 6/10 – Made good early saves, but left himself stranded for the Wolves goal

Trippier 6/10 – Much improved on set pieces and crosses today, but clearly in need of a rest

Lascelles 6/10 – Struggled against the pace of Wolves

Schar 8/10 – Made a handful of key last-ditch tackles while also providing some pinpoint forward balls

Burn 6/10 – Really struggled all night with the pace on the Wolves right side

Guimaraes 7/10 – Was a class act in the heart of the midfield

Longstaff 6/10 – Did his job well without doing anything spectacular

Joelinton 7/10 – Improved on his performance against Dortmund and caused Wolves problems

Almiron 6/10 – Had a few good moments but looked tired as the game went on

Gordon 6/10 – His cross forced an error from Sa to set up the opener but he looked very tired as the game went on

Wilson 9/10 – Took the opening goal beautifully, and buried his first-half penalty


Willock 6/10 – Helped reshape the Newcastle attack when he came on in the second half to pick up vital minutes on his return

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Took his first goal brilliantly at the second attempt, doing so with an acrobatic bicycle kick. The ball fell to him after Sa dropped the ball, having tackled his own man. Late in the first half, Newcastle were awarded a penalty, which Wilson tucked away with confidence. These two goals for Wilson put him second on 19 behind Haaland (24) for goals in 2023.

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