Late Murphy free-kick earns Newcastle point at Wolves

Jacob Murphy
Jacob Murphy scored his second Premier League goal, his last having come against Manchester City in January 2018

Jacob Murphy’s late free-kick rescued a point for Newcastle just minutes after Wolves had taken the lead at Molineux.

The Newcastle midfielder bent his low effort around the wall and just inside the post past goalkeeper Rui Patricio following Raul Jimenez’s opener.

The Mexican had fired home with 10 minutes to go of what had been a lacklustre encounter that Wolves had dominated for long stretches.

Both sides managed just one shot on target in the first half, and while the hosts seemed the likelier to take three points they had to settle for a point that takes them into seventh

Newcastle remain in 14th after the fourth consecutive 1-1 result between the two clubs.

Karl Darlow saved Daniel Podence’s shot in the sixth minute in what turned out to be Wolves’ best chance of the first half, while Allan Saint-Maximin’s effort pushed away by Patricio just before the break was Newcastle’s first attempt on target.

Blocks by Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez to deny Daniel Podence and Pedro Neto typified a dogged display by the away side in the second half, and they battled back strongly after Jimenez’s fine goal had seemed set to send them home empty-handed.

What’s next?

Wolves are at home again in their next outing when they host Crystal Palace at 20:00 GMT on Friday, 30 October, while Newcastle are back at St James’ Park when they play leaders Everton at 14:00 on Sunday, 1 November.

More to follow.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number15Player nameBoly

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number49Player nameKilman

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  7. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  8. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  9. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

  10. Squad number9Player nameJiménez

  11. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  1. Squad number5Player nameMarçal

  2. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  3. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number26Player nameDarlow

  2. Squad number23Player nameMurphy

  3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

  4. Squad number6Player nameLascelles

  5. Squad number18Player nameFernández

  6. Squad number15Player nameLewis

  7. Squad number21Player nameFraser

  8. Squad number16Player nameHendrick

  9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  10. Squad number13Player nameC Wilson

  11. Squad number10Player nameSaint-Maximin

  1. Squad number7Player nameCarroll

  2. Squad number9Player nameJoelinton

  3. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff



  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 15Boly
  • 16Coady
  • 49Kilman
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 8NevesSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 83′minutes
  • 27SaïssSubstituted forMarçal de Oliveiraat 68′minutes
  • 7Neto
  • 9Jiménez
  • 10Castelo PodenceSubstituted forTraoréat 68′minutes


  • 2Hoever
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 5Marçal de Oliveira
  • 17Soares Silva
  • 21Ruddy
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 37Traoré


  • 26Darlow
  • 23Murphy
  • 5Schär
  • 6LascellesSubstituted forCarrollat 88′minutes
  • 18Fernández
  • 15Lewis
  • 21FraserSubstituted forJoelintonat 78′minutes
  • 16Hendrick
  • 24AlmirónBooked at 40mins
  • 13C Wilson
  • 10Saint-MaximinSubstituted forS Longstaffat 79′minutes


  • 7Carroll
  • 9Joelinton
  • 14Hayden
  • 17Krafth
  • 19Manquillo
  • 29Gillespie
  • 36S Longstaff

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