Wolves v Newcastle United: Premier League – live!

11 February 2019 07:51
Premier League updates from the 8pm GMT game at MolineuxPremier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s actionAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.51pm GMT An email! “Supporting a failing team, like having a pet as a kid, is a necessary way of getting used to the fact of death,” Ian Copestake says. “Man City fans no longer have such an incessant exposure so let’s top our hats to Newcastle’s rabbit owning supporters.” 7.24pm GMT Related: Rafael Benítez backs Miguel Almirón to make instant impact at Newcastle 7.16pm GMT Wolves: Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny; Jota, Jimenez. Subs: Ruddy, Cavaleiro, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Vinagre, Traore.Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Schar, Lascelles, Ritchie; Hayden, Longstaff, Atsu, Perez; Rondon. Subs: Woodman, Fernandez, Manquillo, Diame, Almiron, Kenedy, Joselu. 5.19pm GMT Hello. With Rafael Benitez still defying very logical calls from Richard Keys to pump some of his own money into Newcastle United, special praise must be afforded to Mike Ashley for signing Miguel Almiron for £21m. Times are hard, but Ashley’s generosity knows no bounds. A mere 12 years since he pitched up in the north east, the owner has reached into his wallet to shatter the club’s transfer record, further cementing his status as a club legend. Hurrah for Big Mike said absolutely nobody in a black and white shirt. For while Almiron does look like a good signing, it’s difficult to be that effusive about Ashley when Newcastle find themselves out of the bottom three on goal difference, weighed down by yet another relegation battle and at risk of losing Benitez at the end of the season. Newcastle’s manager may well need to see a bit more ambition before he decides to extend his contract and stay at a club whose vast potential continues to be quashed by a joyless ownership. Benitez has done a brilliant job so far - the man beat Manchester City the other day! - and it’s clear that he could bring back the glory years if he receives proper backing, but at the moment it’s hard not to feel that this is all going to end in tears. Continue readingreadfullarticle

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