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Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Taylor.
Leon Best takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.
Matthew Jarvis fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Roger Johnson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Centre by Stephen Ward, Jonas Gutierrez makes a clearance.
Sylvain Marveaux comes on in place of Gabriel Obertan.
Adam Hammill delivers the ball, save by Tim Krul.
Danny Guthrie is brought on as a substitute for Yohan Cabaye.
Steven Fletcher finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Wolverhampton 1-2 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Adam Hammill.
Jamie O'Hara produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 18 yards. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Adam Hammill has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball.
Yohan Cabaye takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kevin Doyle.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Taylor. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Roger Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, Steven Fletcher produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Tim Krul makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Steven Taylor by Matthew Jarvis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Cheik Tiote. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Leon Best. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.
Roger Johnson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Lovenkrands on Jamie O'Hara. Free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.
The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill.
Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Cheik Tiote.
Peter Lovenkrands replaces Demba Ba.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Adam Hammill, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Effort on goal by Demba Ba from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball.
Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball, Steven Fletcher produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Adam Hammill, Jamie O'Hara produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Adlene Guedioura on for Stephen Hunt. Karl Henry goes off and Adam Hammill comes on.
Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Doyle goes over the bar.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara, save by Tim Krul.
The ball is swung over by Demba Ba.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Richard Stearman fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Karl Henry. Jonas Gutierrez receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
The official flags Steven Fletcher offside. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Gabriel Obertan. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the left by-line, Gabriel Obertan manages to make a clearance.
Steven Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.
Gabriel Obertan produces a cross.
Cheik Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karl Henry. Jamie O'Hara crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
Foul by Steven Fletcher on Fabricio Coloccini, free kick awarded. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Ward, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save. Jamie O'Hara takes a outswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Taylor on Jamie O'Hara. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Jarvis.
Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Karl Henry is shown a yellow card.
Jonas Gutierrez gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Newcastle.
Kevin Doyle produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Demba Ba goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort on goal by Jamie O'Hara from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, clearance by Leon Best.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson, clearance by Roger Johnson.
Effort from 25 yards by Cheik Tiote. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Yohan Cabaye.
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Ward, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Foul by Kevin Doyle on Steven Taylor, free kick awarded. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Simpson delivers the ball.
Kevin Doyle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Christophe Berra produces a left-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.
Floated corner taken by Yohan Cabaye.
Leon Best takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.
Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor. Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. Outswinging corner taken by Jamie O'Hara from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Yohan Cabaye played to the near post, Demba Ba grabs a headed goal from close range. Wolverhampton 0-1 Newcastle.Assist by Yohan Cabaye.
The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson, save by Wayne Hennessey.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.
Short corner taken by Yohan Cabaye from the left by-line, clearance by Karl Henry.
Matthew Jarvis is penalised for a handball. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Kevin Doyle has an effort at goal. Save by Tim Krul.
Demba Ba sends in a cross, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jamie O'Hara, Steven Fletcher has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The referee blows for offside against Steven Fletcher. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Demba Ba. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson. Steven Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from right channel, save by Wayne Hennessey.
Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kevin Doyle, clearance by Ryan Taylor.
Stearman worry for Wolves
Defender Richard Stearman is Wolves' major new fitness doubt for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Newcastle.
Stearman suffered a toe injury during the 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield and was substituted at half-time. If he is ruled out, 19-year-old Matt Doherty will start.
Striker Steven Fletcher has recovered from the groin problem which restricted him to a second-half substitute's role against the Reds. Jody Craddock, Ronald Zubar, Kevin Foley and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake are still unavailable through injury.
The Magpies are revelling in a run of form which has seen them remain unbeaten in eight games in all competitions so far this season to confound the predictions of those who thought they may struggle.
The departures of Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton after they were unable to agree new contracts deprived the manager not only of quality and experience, but of two of two of the most prominent voices in the dressing room.
However, the spirit the pair helped to foster remains intact and with new signings Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba in particular having made encouraging impacts, confidence is high.
Boss Alan Pardew said: "It just goes to show you, it is not about one or two players or even three players, it's about the group.
"The staff have all been here a long time. When I arrived, some of the staff members had been here about 15 years - we had gone through about five people like me, maybe six, even - so they have great experience of how to keep an even keel.
"I have enjoyed working with them. That group has been together a long time and that is part of it.
"It's also the standards we set on the training ground and on the pitch, and what we will accept and won't accept in terms of behaviour. It all adds to the spirit.
"Certainly, the foundations were laid and put down by the likes of Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton and people like that because team spirit is important to those types of players.
"It's a trait that if you are a Newcastle player, you need to have."
Despite the air of positivity surrounding St James' Park, Pardew will send his side out at Molineux under orders to take nothing for granted.
He said: "If you were looking at the game on form, yes, we should win the game, but the Premier League throws the form book out of the window at times.
"Wolves are the type that upset that with their work-rate and their commitment to the cause. They have got good players in there, so it is a difficult game."
Davide Santon will be included in the Newcastle squad for the first time.
The 20-year-old Italian played 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek after having fluid drained from his knee.
However, striker Shola Ameobi will miss out once again with a shoulder injury, while Alan Smith (hamstring) and Mike Williamson (broken arm) remain on the sidelines.
Krul plays it cool
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul produced a man-of-the-match display to keep the Magpies riding high in the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 win at Wolves.
Krul conjured a handful of stunning saves as Wolves slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat, despite Steven Fletcher setting up a frantic finish with a diving header in the 88th minute.
With Krul in magnificent form at one end, it was Demba Ba and Jonas Gutierrez who saw United home at the other to extend their unbeaten top-flight run to 10 games
Inside the first 13 minutes it was evident as to why Newcastle can proudly boast the stingiest defence in the top flight, the Magpies conceding just four goals now in their first seven matches.
With less than two minutes on the clock, Dutchman Krul underlined his growing reputation, in particular as the bedrock of United's back five.
With Jamie O'Hara's 22-yard curling free-kick dipping towards the bottom right-hand corner after evading a number of heads, an alert Krul averted the danger with a full-stretch save.
Eleven minutes later Krul showed remarkable versatility, and kept his wits about him as he used his face to block an attempted lob from Kevin Doyle on the edge of the area after the striker had been played in by a knock-on to a goal-kick from Wayne Hennessey.
But for those two saves the outcome could have been very different as the visitors had showed no threat in the opening exchanges.
After Gutierrez then stroked a low, right-foot curler a couple of yards wide in the 14th minute, three minutes later Ba caught Wolves defence, and goalkeeper Hennessey, fast asleep.
From a Yohan Cabaye corner looped into the near post, nobody picked up Ba's run, and as Hennessey came to collect, the striker stole in for a simple nod down from two yards for his fourth goal in two games following his match-winning hat-trick against Blackburn last Saturday.
Wolves could have drawn level immediately, but again Krul was the difference, this time displaying his speed and agility.
Diving to his left to another Doyle strike, Krul was forced to use his outstretched right foot to make the all-important save with the effort deflecting off Steven Taylor.
From the rebound it was the other Taylor in Newcastle's defence, Ryan, who then bravely threw himself in the way of Matt Jarvis' follow up.
Again it proved crucial because after Hennessey denied Cheik Tiote from 25 yards and Gutierrez scuffed a Danny Simpson cross at the near post when it appeared easier to score, the Argentine at least made amends soon after.
With Wolves struggling to escape their own half, Gutierrez picked up a stray pass from Karl Henry, who was later ironically cheered by the home fans when he was substituted on the hour due to his recent poor performances.
Gutierrez first evaded three tackles before cutting inside skipper Roger Johnson, prior to applying a cool incisive finish with a left-foot shot beyond Hennessey from 12 yards.
Wolves then went into the dressing room at the break knowing it was not going to be their day when referee Mark Halsey turned away two penalty appeals in a matter of minutes.
The first was obvious as Steven Taylor's challenge on O'Hara was inside the area, only for Halsey to award a free-kick outside, to the frustration of all within the Wolves' camp.
A neat free-kick between Jarvis and O'Hara resulted in a looping shot from the latter that forced Krul into an uncomfortable, but necessary tip over.
The boos at the half-time whistle from the home faithful signalled the dejection at their side's continuing slide following a positive start to the campaign when they began with two victories.
After the break Wolves were the better side, more aggressive and purposeful, although they should have been 3-0 down in the 65th minute, only for Ba to curl inches wide a low shot.
With Wolves in desperate need of a lifeline, they then found Krul at his best in pulling off a double save in a matter of seconds to thwart Fletcher and 58th-minute substitute Adam Hammill.
It was not until three minutes from time Krul was finally beaten, with Fletcher making it eight goals in his last 12 league games with a diving header onto a Hammill cross.
Then in the first of five minutes added time, Wolves thought they had grabbed a dramatic equaliser.
However, Doyle's close-range stab was ruled out as the cross in the build up was adjudged to have gone over the dead-ball line.
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