Sometimes you have to feel sorry for Joelinton.

It seemed for all the world that he was going to give Newcastle a late winner against Wolves.

An incredible run from Jacob Murphy created an opening for the Magpies, with the substitute pulling it back to Joelinton.

He managed to strike the ball past the goalkeeper, only to be denied by Romain Saiss. It was an incredible clearance.

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As the ball looped over the crossbar, Joelinton must’ve been wondering what more he could do.

The £40million man has endured his fair share of criticism since arriving. A lot of it has been justified, as the club record signing’s performances fail to match the price tag.

Joelinton got the nod over Dwight Gayle for the second game in a row, and came so close to justifying his selection.

The 24-year-old had a few half chances, and probably hit the target more than he ever has since joining the Magpies.

 

But the chance late on was his best. And he was denied by an incredible piece of defending.

While Joelinton’s miss could come back to haunt us later in the season, it’s hard to blame the forward.

He did all he had to do. He beat the goalkeeper.

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But the block by Saiss was simply outstanding. It was the kind of commitment you want to see from your defenders.

While it cost us a win, you have to applaud the Wolves man.

However, Chronicle reporter Lee Ryder had a different view, saying that ‘you have to score there’. And many others agreed that Joelinton should’ve found the net.

The response to the late miss has been mixed, as a draw moves Newcastle four points clear of the relegation zone.

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