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Jimenez Gets 8, Podence With 7 | Wolves Players Rated In Draw Vs Newcastle United

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Wolverhampton Wanderers faced off against Newcastle United at the Molineux Stadium earlier this evening hoping to pick up a positive result at home. Both sides cancelled each other out in the first half and went into the half-time break with nothing to split them.

The home side finally managed to grab the lead in the 80th minute courtesy of Raul Jimenez’s goal. However, Jacob Murphy scored a late equaliser to crush Nuno Espirito Santo’s hopes for the three points. The contest ended with Wolves being held to a 1-1 draw by Steve Bruce’s men.

Let’s take a look at how each Wolves player fared during the game against the Magpies.

GK: Rui Patricio – 6/10

The Portuguese keeper was hardly tested during the game but will be disappointed for conceding a late goal tonight.

CB: Willy Boly – 6/10

Boly made two important clearances over the course of the 90 minutes, but his efforts weren’t enough to keep a clean sheet in the end.

CB: Conor Coady – 6.5/10

The Liverpool-born talent organised his backline well and was defensively solid. However, he will be kicking himself for shipping in an 89th-minute equaliser.

CB: Max Kilman – 6/10

Kilman maintained a good shape in defence and passed the ball with accuracy out from the back.

Wolves player ratings versus Newcastle United (Wolves players are seen celebrating in the photo)
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Mexican striker Raul Jimenez (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on October 25, 2020. (Photo by ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

RM: Nelson Semedo – 7.5/10

The ex-Barcelona wide player was excellent in the way he conducted himself down the right flank and ended up completing five dribbles during the 90 minutes. He even managed to orchestrate a couple of decent opportunities for his teammates to score.

CM: Leander Dendoncker – 5/10

Dendoncker worked hard to help his teammates out in defence but lacked the cutting edge in the opposition half.

CM: Ruben Neves – 7/10

The Portuguese midfielder was defensively strong and engineered a couple of inviting goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates in the opposition half.

CM: Pedro Neto – 7/10

Neto was a constant menace for the Magpies defenders with his tireless running and creativity in the attacking third.

LM: Romain Saiss – 6/10

He hardly gave away anything defensively but didn’t manage to create anything of note going forward.

ST: Raul Jimenez – 8/10

The Mexican striker caused a lot of problems for the Newcastle centre-backs and popped with the all-important opening goal in the 80th minute. He was arguably the best Wolves player on the field tonight.

ST: Daniel Podence – 7/10

Podence was always looking to stretch the pitch using his pace and dribbling ability. He put on a good show before being subbed off midway through the second half.


LM: Marcal – 6/10

He created just one good chance after coming off the bench.

ST: Adama Traore – 6/10

Traore had some bright moments during his time on the field.

CM: Joao Moutinho – N/A

The Portuguese midfielder did not have enough time to make an impact.

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