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Imaginative Wolves star claims ‘We controlled the game’ against Newcastle United

2 years ago

Joao Moutinho thinks Wolves deserved to win Monday’s match never mind take a point.

The Wolves star insisting that the home side ‘controlled the game’ despite needing a 95th minute controversial strike to finally register a goal.

The Portuguese international says his team just played to the whistle and as for Willy Boly allegedly fouling Martin Dubravka he says ‘I saw a goal. The ref didn’t whistle…’

Joao Moutinho thinks Wolves could and should have scored three goals but does concede that Newcastle ‘defended very well’ after taking the lead.

The reality probably is that a draw was a fair result, though both sides will have their reasons for thinking they were hard done by.

Joao Moutinho:

“It was a dramatic end, but we deserve a point because we played a good match, we controlled the game and we created opportunities.

“They [Newcastle] scored in the second half when we made a mistake and after that they defended very well, but we tried everything to score and got it in the last minute, but I think we deserved it.

“Newcastle are a good team.

“They do their job and they played well, but I think we played well, we created opportunities to score.

“I saw a goal.

“The ref didn’t whistle, but the most important thing is, that we fought until the end and we did everything we could to score.

“We deserved this draw.

“We fight until the end; we fight until the ref’s whistle.

“I think we created opportunities to score one, two or three goals, but it didn’t happen.

“We continued to try it in the last minute because we try it all the game and we deserved that draw, but we need to continue to work, and improve, and win our games.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Wolves 1 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Hayden 56

Wolves: Boly 90+3

Possession was Wolves 60% Newcastle 40%

Total shots were Wolves 22 Newcastle 9

Shots on target were Wolves 6 Newcastle 3

Corners were Wolves 13 Newcastle 1

Referee: Graham Scott

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden (Diame 86), Longstaff, Atsu (Almiron 72), Perez (Manquillo 90), Rondon

Unused Subs:

Woodman, Joselu, Fernandez, Kenedy

Crowd: 30,687 (Newcastle 2,402)

(Newcastle go one point clear of the relegation zone as Almiron makes debut – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the 1-1 draw -Read HERE)

(Jamie Carragher and Patrick Kluivert verdict on that controversial equaliser HERE)

(Nuno Espirito Santo verdict on the match – Read HERE)

(Read our match report from Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 HERE)


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