Newcastle 0 Wolves 2 – Saturday 17 September 3pm
We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle:
“Remember that time we beat QPR 6-0?
“Reminiscent of the start of the season, an abject performance.
“Unsure who was worse, the lazy Diame and the soft touch Perez.
“Can’t win them all I suppose.”
“I’m going to stop looking forward to games!
“Same old Newcastle – raise your hopes only for us to come crashing back down to earth.
“Hopefully a blip, but it cannot be ignored how poor the performance was and the fact that the better team won…”
“A massive come down and one of those football quirks after the decimation of QPR was echoed by Wolves getting thumped at home by Barnsley.
“Disappointing but we still sit third and it’s important to bounce back quickly – and unlike previous seasons, I’m confident we will.
“The EFL cup game v the same opposition is a golden opportunity to put things right before a huge match against the Vile next week, another place where wrongs need righted.”
“That wasn’t in the script, hopefully just a bad day at the office.
“Don’t know whether it was bad luck, or poor execution, or both, but nothing we tried came off.
“Too many ‘6 out of 10’s’ in our team today so no qualms with the result but I was totally flabbergasted with the performance of today’s referee.
“Tim Robinson take a bow, you have your 15 mins of fame.
“It’s important we dust ourselves off quickly and move onto another stretch of decent results.”
“Today Rafa was visited by the Ghost of NUFC past.
“This is what Newcastle have specialised in for years, disappointment!
“If only we’d saved a few goals from QPR for today, namely effing three of them!
“Wheels have not come off yet and I don’t see the need for fans freaking out and hoying themselves out of windows, unless they live in a bungalow…
“But wins for Huddersfield and Norwich do make it a bit of a double whammy.
“I think we’re still to see a convincing home performance this season. Aye we put four past Reading, but were shaky.
“We beat Brighton two nil without Gayle and Mitro, which was a step in the right direction, but we’ll have to take the unexpected bloody nose and march on.
“The lads weren’t terrible, just not totally at it. Pure crying shame really. Wolves were obviously sore after getting duffed up by the Tykes and were hungrier (Duran Duran style).
“Just as well there’s another 300 games to go!
“Still going up. Probably.”
“Surely even Rafa can’t persist with Dummett at left -back anymore.
“Need a reaction Tuesday now.”
Here are the stats from BBC Sport:
Newcastle 0 Wolves 2
Wolves: Mbemba OG 29, Costa 62
Possession was Wolves 32% Newcastle 68%
Total shots were Wolves 12 Newcastle 17
Shots on target were Wolves 5 Newcastle 3
Corners were Wolves 3 Newcastle 5
Team: Sels, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden (Mitrovic 63), Shelvey, Ritchie (Atsu 63), Perez, Diame, Gayle
Unused Subs: Darlow, Colback, Gouffran, Yedlin, Clark
Referee: Tim Robinson
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