Newcastle United drew 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers once again last night in the Premier League.

The Magpies went ahead at St. James’ Park through Jamaal Lascelles, before Ruben Neves equalised for the visitors.

On paper, it’s a decent result.

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But given the course the game took, many will feel it was two points dropped.

Newcastle had several good chances in the first-half and could potentially have made life very difficult for a Wolves side that have had their struggles this season.

That said, the losses of Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin in the game did not help Steve Bruce’s cause.

Both players were extremely lively in the first-half, and their departures undoubtedly helped shift the momentum towards Wolves.

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They were probably the standouts for the hosts, but one man who also had a decent showing was Jonjo Shelvey.

Often maligned, the 29-year-old midfielder was good in possession but was much more industrious than usual.

Shelvey showed good discipline when out of possession, and came out on top a number of times against Adama Traore, who was often cutting in from the left.

 

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