Wolves 1-1 Newcastle: Willy Boly scores injury-time equaliser, Rafael Benitez furious

After a run of three successive wins, Wolves looked like they were about to come unstuck as Isaac Hayden gave the visitors the lead 11 minutes into the second half while the home side's attack failed to catch fire.

Striker Raul Jimenez had a night to forget, blazing over the bar in the first half and heading the ball wide with the goal at his mercy late in the second.

Newcastle's record signing Miguel Almiron, the Paraguayan striker who joined from MLS side Atlanta United, gave the visiting fans plenty to cheer about as he made his debut.

Those cheers turned to howls of rage in stoppage time as Boly heading in the equaliser after beating Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka to the ball.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon

I’ve seen the replay a dozen times and the centre-back down make contact with the goalkeeper - but there’s not much at all.

I have to say I think the goal should stand. And if Dubravka elects to punch it - we wouldn’t be discussing this right now.

Now, the fact referee Graham Scott played five minutes of added time when only four was allotted CAN be questioned. Then again, Newcastle did make a sub and it's a 'minimum' of four minutes.

Four minutes of added time shown as Rafa makes a change. Perez off, Manquillo on.

Seconds later Mourinho is forced to hack down the debutant who was looking to drive straight down the middle of the field.

His first involvement is to fly around the pitch and shove Bennett over the touchline. Penalised by the referee, adored by the travelling fans for a spirited run.

The Toon stopper, who was suspect for Tottenham’s winner last weekend, makes amends by holding onto Leander Dendoncker's header a few moments later.

Graham Scott reaches into his pocket and dishes out yellow cards for the pair.

The corner is allowed to bounce across the six-yard box for the full-back. He dives forward and spoons the ball over the crossbar from no more than three yards.

Daniel: Refereeing performances have been criticised a lot recently so lets applaud one for a change. Graham Scott was superb in that first half. The Atsu challenge in the penalty box and booking Ritchie for dissent. Good to see!

Alex: Number of premier league players who take set pieces and can’t clear the first man is unbelievable. Moutinho, who I like a lot, has been guilty a few times already.

Terry: If Wolves can keep their star players and possibly add one or two, I can see them breaking into the top 6 next season!

It took a while to catch fire but things were certainly heating up before Graham Scott blew for half time.

Wolves respond with a corner. The ball is cleared out to Jonny, whose fierce low strike is well held by Dubravka.

Wolves continue to attack and Newcastle continue to defend resolutely. Story of Newcastle’s season I suppose - but perhaps that’s not a problem considering they have the sixth best defensive record in the Premier League.

On first glance it looks a stonewall penalty, but replays show the winger won the ball. Great decision from referee Graham Scott.

Wolves playing well but haven’t clicked into second gear yet.

Referee Graham Scott isn’t interested. Nor am I.

Rondon drives down the other end and draws a decent save from Patricio.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.

Subs: Woodman, Diame, Kenedy, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu, Almiron.

Brad: Aaron Ramsey on £400k a week with new deal at Juventus is mind numbing. Most human beings wouldn't earn that in their lifetime let alone in a week. Football is a business that is treating the fans like garbage.

Rob: £400k a week for Aaron Ramsey - would rather Gordon Ramsey!

Nico: Stripes on. Knopfler on the cans. A young lad called Almiron to make his debut. Feeling cautiously positive for once.

The Magpies lost 2-1 in controversial circumstances at St James' Park with Matt Doherty's late header securing the points as Ayoze Perez lay prone in the opposition penalty area after being caught by Willy Boly's flying elbow.

Benitez, who had earlier seen full-back DeAndre Yedlin harshly sent off for a professional foul, was incensed on the final whistle but has insisted his team must forget that sense of injustice this weekend.

Mexican Jimenez has been an instant success for Wolves since moving from Benfica on loan, scoring 11 times, and has told Almiron the Premier League is a level up.

What d’ya think he said? “Not really, It’s freezing in England and me and the boys just fancied a holiday.”

Of course he didn’t say that. He was very glowing about their time away and kept his cards close to his chest about tactics for tonight’s clash.

Gary: Hope we haven’t put too much pressure on Almiron’s shoulders with all the hype; he’ll likely need time to settle in, so let’s not all crazy if he has a quiet game!

Lewis: Why pay £21million for a player, break your record transfer and then put him on the bench! It’s like buying a house and then sleeping in a tent outside.

Tina: I’ve been hounded by Newcastle fans all day. Please Wolves, please make my Tuesday bearable. My line manager is a Toon fan and I have a meeting with him on Wednesday!

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I understand they don’t have to pay a transfer fee - but that is pure insanity.

The Welsh international has agreed a four-year contract that will see him join the Italian champions as a free agent.

Ramsey, 28, passed a two-part medical with Juventus in January and becomes the highest-earning British player ever based on basic salary.

Arsenal will receive no fee when his contract expires on June 30.

Well, nothing. He keeps faith with the same side that narrowly lost to Tottenham in their last Premier League game.

Salomon Rondon leads the line with Christian Atsu and Ayoze Perez on either flank.

He’s resisted the urge to make any changes from the side who beat Everton 3-1 last weekend.

That means Matt Doherty and Jonny provide the width at wing-back with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez leading the attack.

Wolves XI: Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Jimenez, Jota.

Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez, Rondon.

Subs: Woodman, Diame, Kenedy, Fernandez, Manquillo, Joselu, Almiron.

You would hope so given Newcastle fans have waited since around 300 BC for the club to break their transfer fee.

The Paraguay forward completed a deadline day switch from MLS side Atlanta United as Benitez's pleas for financial support from owner Mike Ashley finally paid dividends.

We’ll know the BIG decision in just a few minutes…

I was supposed to smash the gym and accomplish lots of life goals today but decided to watch three episodes of True Detective instead.

And as we know, better life choices can only start on a Monday. Guess I'll have to wait another six days now…

Anyway, we’re at Molineux Stadium tonight to see whether Newcastle can escape their perilous position or if Wolves can continue their impressive top-flight debut season.

Should be a cracking evening. Let’s have those line-ups!

Diogo Jota missed Tuesday's 3-2 FA Cup replay win over Shrewsbury with a knock but is expected to return, along with Ruben Neves, who was on the bench. Ruben Vinagre missed the game due to a virus but should also be available for Nuno Espirito Santo's side, who travel back from Spain on Sunday.

Newcastle's record signing Miguel Almiron is available for the first time and could make the squad after training with his team-mates since Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow (elbow), defender Paul Dummett (hamstring), midfielders Mohamed Diame (hip) and Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring) and striker Joselu (ankle) are fit and frontman Yoshinori Muto is back from the Asian Cup. Only keeper Rob Elliot (back) and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) remain on the casualty list, although the latter is back in training and close to a return.

Last five league matches: Wolves L L W W W; Newcastle L L W W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Raul Jimenez (Wolves) 11; Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) 7

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February 12, 2019

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard plays down incident with pitch-invading Malmo fan

    Chelsea's Eden Hazard plays down incident with pitch-invading Malmo fan

    ward handed over his shirt and UEFA are likely to investigate.</p><p>The fan, one of at least four from the home stands who encroached onto the playing surface, was escorted off by stewards, holding the shirt. Hazard appeared unnerved, but later brushed off the moment.</p><p>Eden Hazard downplayed the disturbing scene which saw him hugged by a Malmo fan</p><p>The fan was one of at least four from the home stands who encroached onto the pitch area</p><p>The culprit's grip was released only when the Belgium forward handed over his shirt</p><p>'It's not an incident. He just asked for my shirt,' said Hazard, who came on as a second-half substitute in Thursday night's Europa League last-32 first leg in Sweden.</p><p>Chelsea responded from their embarrassing 6-0 mauling at Manchester City, but were less than convincing and received a stark warning from head coach Maurizio Sarri afterwards.</p><p>Chelsea appeared to be coasting at 2-0, through goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud, but Anders Christiansen's strike 10 minutes from time means the Blues' progression to the last-16 is no formality.</p><p>Sarri's future remains in doubt ahead of a crucial week: Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United, next Thursday's second leg with Malmo and the February 24 Carabao Cup final with City. The Wembley date is followed by the Premier League clash with Tottenham.</p><p>The 60-year-old Italian said: 'If we concede a goal like this to a team like Manchester City or United or Tottenham, then you risk conceding three goals in 10 minutes. So we have to do better, I think.</p><p>'We need to have continuity and consistency, I think, in the mental condition to be able to approach every match with the same level of application, determination and attention.</p><p>'You know very well that, if you are in bad mental condition in England, in 10 days you can lose three or four very important matches.</p><p>'So we need consistency. We have to approach every match in the same way. It's not easy, but we have to try.'</p><p>Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud scored for the Blues as they took a 2-1 advantage in the tie</p><p>Sarri was pleased with the win as the pressure on the Chelsea boss briefly subsided as a result</p><p>Sarri was content with the performace, which saw Chelsea's first away goals in 2019 after losses to Arsenal, Bournemouth and at the Etihad Stadium.</p><p>'I am happy because we played with a very good level of confidence,' Sarri added.</p><p>'It wasn't really very easy after the last match. But, today, we were confident because we moved the ball also inside our box.</p><p>'We need to think we have to gain qualification in the next match at Stamford Bridge. We have to play because they are really very compact, very solid.'</p><p>As well as the small pitch invasion, UEFA is likely to scrutinise Malmo supporters' use of flares and the throwing of drinks over the partition between home and away fans.</p><p>Malmo were playing for the first time since beating Besiktas to reach the knockout stages due to the domestic off-season during the harsh Swedish winter.</p><p>Boss Uwe Rosler was pleased with his side's performance.</p><p>'We've not shown any respect to Chelsea, especially in the beginning of the game,' Rosler said.</p><p>'Chelsea didn't have a single chance before they scored.</p><p>'I'm pleased with the way we approached the game, tactically and mentally. They showed us respect. They brought (N'Golo) Kante and Hazard on. There's a reason for that.'</p><p>The late goal has given Malmo a chance of an upset.</p><p>Rosler added: 'The odds were against us in the beginning, and are again now. But we rewarded ourselves for the way we played.'</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 February 15, 2019
  • Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's rematch 'to be announced on Monday'

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's rematch 'to be announced on Monday'

    of the spoils in a controversial draw in December and will now have a chance to fight for a definitive result.</p><p>Fury was adjudged to have been unlucky not to win the WBC title in Los Angeles as Wilder clung onto the belt on home soil.</p><p>Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are close to confirming rematch after their draw in 2018</p><p>However, the Gypsy King will get another crack at the title with a second fight to be confirmed at the start of next week.</p><p>Fury is now said to be in the final stages of negotiations for a second fight, which is expected to take place in New York City on May 18. </p><p>'We will be making an announcement on Monday,' said Frank Warren, Fury's representative, on talkSPORT. 'Monday we will be in a position I hope where we can be announcing what the future is for Tyson.'  </p><p>Both camps have been fine tuning the deal to prevent their fight for Wilder's title going to rescheduled purse bids at WBC headquarters in Mexico City on Wednesday morning. Talks were delayed by discussion not only of the financial split but also the choice of venue.</p><p>Fury was unlucky not to win the first fight despite being knocked down by the American</p><p>Anthony Joshua is also be fighting his next bout in New York, against Jarrell Miller in June</p><p>Las Vegas was the first option but Fury's insistence on three neutral judges - following the controversial draw in the first fight - is contrary to the preference of the State Athletic Commission there for Nevada officials.</p><p>Warren is understood to have been in New York finalising contracts with Wilder's co-promoters Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon, with the fabled Madison Square Garden earmarked for May 18 and an announcement imminent.</p><p>The same city is pencilled in for Anthony Joshua's defence of his collection of WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against Brooklyn-born Jarrell Miller.</p><p>Joshua's US debut has been hastened by the commitment of Wilder and Fury to fight each other again and the refusal of Dillian Whyte to take over the Wembley Stadium date of April 13, which had been set aside for AJ's next mega-night.</p><p>Joshua's clash with the big-punching Miller was confirmed on Wednesday and has also been scheduled for Madison Square Garden, on June 1. </p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 February 15, 2019
  • Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri pleased to get back to winning ways with Malmo victory

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri pleased to get back to winning ways with Malmo victory

    s of Manchester City on Sunday by recording their first win on the road since December.</p><p>Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud netted for the Blues, ensuring they will take two away goals and a one-goal advantage back to Stamford Bridge for next week's return fixture.</p><p>And Sarri was pleased with the performance - although he would have liked a greater winning margin.</p><p>Maurizio Sarri was pleased to return to winning ways against Malmo in the Europa League</p><p>Goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud ensured a routine victory against the Swedish side</p><p>'We were in control of the match, I think we deserved to win with more goals, but I am happy because we played with confidence and it wasn't very easy after the last match (a 6-0 defeat against Manchester City),' said Sarri.</p><p>'We conceded a goal on a mistake, it can happen, but the level of attention was really very good. I am very happy but we know very well that we have to gain the qualification in the next match.</p><p>'I am always confident, but sometimes we had the wrong approach with matches, so we need to be careful in every match.'</p><p>Sarri has come under fierce criticism in the wake of his side's heavy defeat to the league champions.</p><p>Captain Cesar Azpilicueta said it was important to react well to the Manchester City defeat</p><p>Questions have been raised about his football philosophy and the willingness of his squad to implement his ideas. </p><p>But the Blues are still fighting on four fronts -  with the Carabao Cup final to come at the end of the month - and captain Cesar Azpilicueta is determined to return to winning ways, starting with Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United.</p><p>'It's very important (reaction to City), Chelsea is all about winning,' said Azpilicueta. </p><p>'Sunday was unacceptable, we had our reaction today but we need consistency, we have an important game on Monday against Manchester United, we know what it means to everyone, those games, we are the current champions of the competition (FA Cup) so we will try to get through.'</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 February 15, 2019

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