Sat 2 Mar 2024, 17:22 · Ash Harrison

Watch: Tino Livramento wonder goal finishes off a quality 3-0 win for Newcastle over Wolves

Watch: Tino Livramento wonder goal finishes off a quality 3-0 win for Newcastle over Wolves
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Newcastle United welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers to St James' Park this afternoon and then duly set about pulling them apart.

The first-half display by Eddie Howe's men was practically flawless and the Magpies went in at the break with a deserved two-goal lead thanks to Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon.

Wolves manager Gary O'Neil must have had some choice words for his team at half time as the visitors came out a much improved side for the second half, but it wasn't enough for the Midlands side to get back into the game.

Tino Livramento replaced the injured Kieran Trippier just after half time

And just as the game was winding down, substitute Tino Livramento added a third for Newcastle after picking up the ball just past half way and running it into the goal himself, and we do mean running it in.

Alexander Isak opened the scoring for the Magpies nodding in from close range after a rapid counter-attack. led by Anthony Gordon who was then supported by an absolutely phenomenal, gut-busting run from Bruno Guimaraes whose cross-cum-shot took a wicked deflection which perfectly stood the ball up for Isak to nod home on 14 minutes.

Anthony Gordon was in the right place at the right time to poke home after Jose Sa failed to hold on to a Jacob Murphy cross, and Wolves were unable to clear their lines.

Martin Dubravka had another excellent game between the sticks

Newcastle looked good for their lead as Wolves hadn't threatened Martin Dubravka's goal once in the first half.

As we said, though, Wolves came out with much more intent after being forced into two changes during the break with Jose Sa and Pedro Neto withdrawn after picking up knocks.

Wolves threatened to blow our house down a couple of times but Martin Dubravka pulled off a couple of superb saves to keep them at bay.

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Alexander Isak celebrates opening the scoring for Newcastle

Willock came close to bagging another headed goal

Joe Willock threatened early in the second half having a diving header cleared off the line by Toti, but that was the end of the danger by Newcastle for a while. There was a 25-minute period in the middle of the second-half when Newcastle couldn't string a couple of passes together and Wolves threatened to get back into the game.

After a few changes by Eddie Howe, the Magpies grew back into the game on around 75 minutes and started looking to add to their tally again but it took until two minutes into stoppage time for that third goal to come as Tino Livramento took on the entire Wolves defence before the ball rolled off his foot and into the net. We're not sure who got the final touch but we dare anybody to try and take that away from Tino.

This wasn't a must-win game in a literal sense, but it definitely felt like one after a string of poor results in the league. Newcastle now bounce up to 8th place after Everton blew their lead to eventually lose against West Ham who stay above Newcastle.