Steve Bull verdict on Wolves 1 Newcastle 1 “It was their own fault”
Steve Bull is a Wolves legend and not surprisingly he had little sympathy for Newcastle United when reflecting on Monday night’s dramatic finale.
His view on the game overall was that ‘Newcastle probably had a 15-20 minute spell where they were on top but we controlled the rest of it.’
As for that late equaliser, Steve Bull felt Newcastle brought it on themselves.
The former Wolves striker saying ‘Benitez was not happy with Willy Boly’s equaliser and how it came in the fifth minute of added-on time when a minimum of four was allocated. But they took 45 seconds to make a substitution in stoppage time, trying to run down the clock, so it was their own fault.’
Obviously the Boly foul on Dubravka that went unpunished wasn’t Newcastle’s ‘own fault’ though.
What is in danger of being lost a bit is that it was actually a pretty good performance and result for the Magpies, playing away against a decent team who were full of confidence after thee wins and 10 goals in that trio of games.
Older Newcastle fans will give a shudder when they hear the name, as Steve Bull was an excellent striker back in the day, including coming to St James Park on New Year’s Day 1990 and scoring all four as Wolves won 4-1.
A bit of an Alan Shearer in the eyes of the Wolves fans as he chose to stay with them almost his entire career, scoring over 300 goals. Great loyalty and something you are very unlikely to see these days, as Steve Bull could have moved on to any number of clubs who wanted him.
Steve Bull taking to the Express and Star:
“We are on 39 points after the 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Monday – a game which I feel demonstrated the progress we have made over the course of the season.
“Earlier on in the campaign, we saw Watford and Huddersfield come to Molineux in an effort to frustrate us, and each leave with 2-0 victories.
“And Rafa Benitez’s Magpies went for a similar approach and struck first, but we kept plugging away to pick up – on the balance of play – a more than deserved point.
“I thought it was a good game. We dominated large parts of it.
“Newcastle probably had a 15-20 minute spell where they were on top but we controlled the rest of it.
“Benitez was not happy with Willy Boly’s equaliser and how it came in the fifth minute of added-on time when a minimum of four was allocated.
“But they took 45 seconds to make a substitution in stoppage time, trying to run down the clock, so it was their own fault.
“That desire to keep going right until the whistle is great to see.”
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