Allan Saint-Maximin’s Stunning Volley Saves A Point For Newcastle At Wolverhampton. Wolverhampton Wanderers thought they had won their first Premier League match of the season on their fourth attempt, but Allan Saint-last-gasp Maximin’s goal saved a point for Newcastle United at Molineux.
Bruno Lage, who bemoaned his lack of central hitting options prior to the game, had his captain to thank for breaking the deadlock with a fantastic goal from Ruben Neves.
Allan Saint-Maximin was the apparent, direct threat down the left flank in an evenly matched encounter when both teams threw prudence to the wind in an effort to win. The hosts had the better half-chances, while the visitors had the greater possession.
Pedro Neto was active down the left and almost trolled in to give the home side an early lead when he prodded over on seven minutes, and Joe Willock had a fantastic chance to put the Toon ahead after a penalty box scuffle but sidefooted well wide.
New big-money signing Matheus Nunes nodded wide after Raul Jimenez had dispossessed Kieran Trippier down the Wolves’ left, but Eddie Howe’s relief was short-lived as Neves delivered the goods in typical fashion, netting his 25th goal for the Black Country club: his 16th outside the area.
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Newcastle’s absentees – Bruno Guimaraes, Callum Wilson, and Alexander Isak – seemed like even bigger misses in the second half as they battled to break against a stout home defense.
As a result of Ryan Fraser being fouled by Pedro Neto during the transitioned breakaway that led to an unfavourable three-v-one, Raul Jimenez’s first goal of the season was disallowed.
As Newcastle put everything at Wolves, their nerves were frayed. Substitute Hwang Hee-Chan’s terrible clearing ended up on the right foot of Saint-Maximin, who fired a stunning volley past Jose Sa to earn a crucial point for the Magpies and continue their unbeaten streak.