Injuries hamper Newcastle in 1-1 draw with Wolves

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NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND – Injury-hit strugglers Newcastle United were held to a 1-1 home draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday (Feb 27) after Jamaal Lascelles’ opener for the Magpies was cancelled out by a Ruben Neves header.

Having seen Miguel Almiron hit a post in the first half, Newcastle went ahead seven minutes into the second as winger Ryan Fraser picked out Lascelles with a cross that the central defender met with a powerful header to give his the lead.

The tide began to turn in Wolves’ favour when Newcastle lost Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Emil Krafth to injury, and midfielder Neves put the visitors with a superb header from Pedro Neto’s cross in the 73rd minute.

Making his first league appearance this season, Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka had to make a stoppage-time save as his side earned a point that leaves them 17th on 26 points from 26 games, four above the relegation . Wolves are 12th on 34 points.

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