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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Jamaal Lascelles (52')
  • Rúben Neves (73')

Injuries hamper Newcastle in 1-1 draw with Wolves

Injury-hit strugglers Newcastle United were held to a 1-1 home draw by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday after Jamaal Lascelles' opener for the Magpies was cancelled out by a Ruben Neves header.

Having seen Miguel Almiron hit a post in the first half, Newcastle went ahead seven minutes into the second as winger Ryan Fraser picked out Lascelles with a cross that the central defender met with a powerful header to give his side the lead.

The tide began to turn in Wolves' favour when Newcastle lost Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin and Emil Krafth to injury, and midfielder Neves put the visitors level with a superb header from Pedro Neto's cross in the 73rd minute.

Making his first league appearance this season, Newcastle's Martin Dubravka had to make a stoppage-time save as his side earned a point that leaves them 17th on 26 points from 26 games, four above the relegation zone. Wolves are 12th on 34 points.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 +13 19
2 Liverpool 8 +16 18
3 Manchester City 8 +13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 +3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 +6 14
7 West Ham United 8 +5 14
8 Everton 8 +4 14
9 Brentford 8 +3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Aston Villa 8 0 10
13 Arsenal 7 -5 10
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Southampton 8 -4 7
16 Watford 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2