Newcastle leapfrog Liverpool into fifth as Almirón strikes late to beat Wolves

Julen Lopetegui did not manage Spain and Real Madrid by accident but the Wolves head coach tried to be too clever for his own good on Tyneside. A visiting tactical switch to a back five presumably designed to conserve a point ended up weakening Lopetegui’s team to the point where Newcastle were able to secure a first Premier League in almost two months.Alexander Isak, making a rare start, and Miguel Almirón scored the goals which secured Eddie Howe’s side only a second league victory in the last nine attempts, lifting them above Liverpool into fifth place, while leaving Wolves still in peril of relegation. Continue reading…

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