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Jonas Gutierrez gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 4-1 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Steven Taylor.
Michael Kightly takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Perch. Michael Kightly takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Shola Ameobi.
Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Nile Ranger goes into the referee's book. Nile Ranger is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey. Nile Ranger has an effort at goal from 30 yards. (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Steven Taylor coming on for Joey Barton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Shola Ameobi. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
Foul by Steven Fletcher on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Foley, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Stephen Ward replaces George Elokobi. Shot by Joey Barton. Richard Stearman gets a block in. Joey Barton decides to take the corner short.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
Nile Ranger takes a shot from 12 yards. Richard Stearman gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Matthew Jarvis manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Steven Fletcher. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
Kevin Foley delivers the ball, Joey Barton manages to make a clearance. Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. James Perch makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Simpson on Matthew Jarvis. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball in from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Guthrie, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Nile Ranger coming on for Peter Lovenkrands.
The official flags Shola Ameobi offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Danny Guthrie gets a block in. Kevin Foley sends in a cross, save by Steve Harper. Christophe Berra fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Christophe Berra.
A cross is delivered by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, clearance made by Kevin Nolan. Shot by Peter Lovenkrands. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
George Elokobi crosses the ball, James Perch makes a clearance. Shot by Karl Henry. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
James Perch receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. James Perch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Steve Harper makes a save.
Peter Lovenkrands challenges Jamie O'Hara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball, Close range header by Steven Fletcher goes wide of the left-hand post.
James Perch replaces Shane Ferguson.
A goal is scored by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 3-1 Wolverhampton.Matthew Jarvis provided the assist for the goal.
Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Christophe Berra. Jamie O'Hara shoots direct from the free kick.
Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
Michael Kightly on for Adam Hammill.
Jonas Gutierrez is cautioned. Adam Hammill fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
A goal is scored by Peter Lovenkrands from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 3-0 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Joey Barton.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Jamie O'Hara produces a cross, save by Steve Harper.
Effort from inside the area by Peter Lovenkrands strikes the post.
Joey Barton has a drilled shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Fletcher. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Shola Ameobi finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Newcastle 2-0 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Peter Lovenkrands.
Kevin Nolan is given a yellow card. Jamie O'Hara is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Adam Hammill fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
Shot from 12 yards from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Blocked by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
Shola Ameobi receives a yellow card. Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Christophe Berra. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Ferguson.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Peter Lovenkrands goes over the bar.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, Joey Barton makes a clearance.
Foul by Richard Stearman on Peter Lovenkrands, free kick awarded. Joey Barton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Mike Williamson challenges Wayne Hennessey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Adam Hammill, save by Steve Harper.
Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Christophe Berra. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
Adam Hammill produces a cross, free kick awarded for a foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Mike Williamson. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
Foul by Christophe Berra on Shola Ameobi, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick.
Steven Fletcher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nenad Milijas. Kevin Nolan fouled by Jamie O'Hara, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
Jonas Gutierrez crosses the ball, Unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by George Elokobi.
Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Shola Ameobi.
Richard Stearman fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton.
Kevin Nolan finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Shola Ameobi.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Stearman on Shola Ameobi. Shane Ferguson takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez.
Shot by Peter Lovenkrands. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
Nenad Milijas receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Nenad Milijas. Joey Barton delivers the ball, Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, clearance by Christophe Berra.
Shola Ameobi has a drilled shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.
Jonas Gutierrez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Ferguson on Adam Hammill. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Nenad Milijas from right wing, save by Steve Harper.
Joey Barton sends in a cross, Foul by Shola Ameobi on Karl Henry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Mike Williamson takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton played to the near post, clearance by Nenad Milijas.
George Elokobi is given a yellow card. Foul by George Elokobi on Joey Barton, free kick awarded. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Foul by Shola Ameobi on Christophe Berra, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Adam Hammill clears the bar.
Survival the priority for Pardew
Alan Pardew is excited by Newcastle's summer recruitment plans - but will put them on ice until their Barclays Premier League status is assured.
The Magpies boss has instructed his scouting team to scour the world for new talent as he attempts to build a squad capable of establishing the club in the upper reaches of the division.
However, he knows he must first ensure they remain in the top flight by making a strong final push, starting with Saturday's visit of Wolves to St James' Park.
Pardew said: "That focus is something that excites me, but it is very much secondary in my mind at the minute because the job in hand is to make sure that we are a Premier League side.
"The way the league is congested and how tight it is - 36 points at this time with eight games to go, we should have a fair bit of breathing space, but we haven't, of course, because the team at the top of the relegation area has 32.
"It's a period when you have to concentrate and give everything in every game, and as long as I am manager, that's what we will do."
Mick McCarthy's men will head for Tyneside sitting inside the relegation zone - seven places, but just four points adrift of Newcastle - and anything but a positive result for the Magpies could see them sucked to the fringes of the mire.
Newcastle have taken just one point from their last three games, two of which were played at home. They have not won on their own turf since January 5, when West Ham were trounced 5-0.
That run of four games includes creditable draws with north London duo Tottenham and, in spectacular style, Arsenal, but there is little doubt that a significant improvement is required if they are to end the season in comfort rather than scrapping for points.
Pardew and McCarthy know each other of old, and the Newcastle boss is under no illusions as to what to expect from his Wolves counterpart.
He said: "His interviews tell you everything about Mick - it's straight, it's honest and his teams will give everything until the last knockings."
McCarthy will be without striker Kevin Doyle, who suffered knee ligament damage on international duty with the Republic of Ireland last weekend.
But Pardew will be without Doyle's Ireland team-mate Leon Best through injury and key midfielder Cheick Tiote through suspension, while Jose Enrique and Stephen Ireland remain big doubts, and that has simply served to illustrate the club's need for summer recruits.
Wolves manager McCarthy admits the Black Country club will face a battle to keep winger Matt Jarvis if they receive a big-money offer from one of the leading Premier League clubs.
Liverpool are the latest side to be linked with a summer move for Jarvis, who made his senior England debut against Ghana in midweek.
McCarthy has no desire to offload the former Gillingham player, who signed a new five-year contract at the start of the current campaign. But he is a realist and knows it will be difficult to resist a major bid for the 24-year-old.
McCarthy said: "Jarvo has been here and done nearly five years. He has been wonderful for us.
"But if a top-four club comes in, offers unbelievable amounts of money for him, he wants to be a regular in the England team, and he can do whatever he wants with his salary and his career and can progress, it becomes very difficult.
"The other scenario is we go 'no chance, we've stayed up, we are adding to the squad, we are going to do this or that'.
"There is no suggestion of him being for sale or anyone else for that matter but it's football.
"No one is not for sale. That is complete and utter gobbledegook."
McCarthy is backing Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to fill the gap left by injured striker Doyle at Newcastle, with the Irishman possibly out of action for the remainder of the season.
McCarthy said: "Kevin has been terrific but someone else has got to play. Sylvan is coming in, he has got to play.
"If I bemoan the loss of one, it kind of detracts from the ability of the other.
"He has got to play as well as Doyley, simple as that. He has scored goals when involved. I've no worries about that."
McCarthy has taken the unusual step of naming his side 24 hours ahead of the Newcastle game with Ebanks-Blake for Doyle the only change from the side which won at Aston Villa a fortnight ago.
He added: "The rest of the team is the same because they have been different class. Why would I change it?"
High-flying Magpies see off Wolves
Winger Jonas Gutierrez provided a final flourish as Newcastle gave themselves breathing space in the fight for Barclays Premier League survival with a precious 4-1 victory over Wolves.
The visitors left themselves with a mountain to climb after Kevin Nolan, Shola Ameobi and Peter Lovenkrands put the Magpies 3-0 ahead with just 50 minutes gone.
They eventually staged a fightback as Sylvan Ebanks-Blake reduced the deficit with 58 minutes gone and then saw a 72nd-minute header cleared off the line.
But Argentina international Gutierrez made sure with a superb solo effort in injury time to the delight of a crowd of 49,939 to take the Magpies' points tally to 39 and leave them within touching distance of safety.
It was just the Magpies' second win in 10 league games and brought an end to Wolves four-match unbeaten run.
Newcastle, still coming to terms with Andy Carroll's departure for Liverpool and without key men Cheick Tiote and Leon Best, created more than enough chances to win the game in the first half alone.
Karl Henry had spent much of the reverse fixture at Molineux in August reminding Joey Barton of his presence, and his team-mates took up the theme today.
George Elokobi and Nenad Milijas were booked for early fouls on the midfielder and on both occasions the home side almost scored from the resulting free-kicks.
First Barton floated a fifth-minute ball into the box for defender Mike Williamson to send in a diving header which goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey had to palm around the post, and he then presented Nolan with a 16th-minute chance, but he directed his effort straight at Hennessey.
When the opening goal did arrive, it came straight down route one as Ameobi climbed well to flick-on Danny Simpson's long ball into the path of Nolan, who stabbed past Hennessey.
Wolves, who were busy in midfield but lacked any real creativity, were fitful in their response and it was not until Ebanks-Blake met Jamie O'Hara's 44th-minute free-kick in front of goal that Steve Harper was called upon to make a save.
But Newcastle's response was emphatic and they doubled their lead in the final minute of the half when Ameobi climbed to power a header home from Lovenkrands' cross.
The only disappointment for Newcastle was the 44th-minute booking - his 10th of the season - collected by Nolan for a trip on winger Adam Hammill which will cost him a two-game ban.
Alan Pardew's men might have been home and dry within two minutes of the restart as they ran at will through a dangerously permeable Wolves defence.
First Hennessey had to make a vital block after Ameobi had forced his way to the goal-line and squared for Barton, and then the woodwork came to the rescue when Lovenkrands had rounded the keeper, but shot against the upright from a tight angle.
However, the game was over with 50 minutes gone when Fabricio Coloccini was allowed to run out of defence and find Barton down the right, whose low cross was tailor-made for Lovenkrands to help himself to his fifth goal of the season.
But Wolves refused to give up the fight and they grabbed a lifeline eight minutes later when Ebanks-Blake side-footed home from Jarvis' pinpoint cross.
Newcastle's composure eluded them as they attempted to deal with the setback, and they were fortunate not to concede again two minutes later when substitute Steven Fletcher glanced a free header wide.
For the first time in the game, the visitors had established a momentum, and substitute James Perch came to the home side's rescue twice within seconds, first dispossessing Ebanks-Blake inside the box and then clearing his goalbound header off the line.
The onslaught continued as the clock ran down, but Gutierrez relieved the tension when, after substitute Steven Taylor had blocked Karl Henry's shot and steamed upfield, he fed the midfielder to cut inside and curl an inch-perfect shot past Hennessey.
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