Sat 28 Oct 2023, 20:50 · Ash Harrison

'Would have been huge': Eddie Howe now says 'superb' £20m striker will be 'frustrated' tonight

'Would have been huge': Eddie Howe now says 'superb' £20m striker will be 'frustrated' tonight
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Eddie Howe seemed relatively pleased with his players after earning a hard-fought point at Molineux this evening, but he feels one man in particular will be frustrated right now.

Newcastle United ground out a draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening as the effects of playing every couple of days visibly started to take their toll on Eddie Howe's men.

The fixture congestion of playing in the Champions League midweek and Premier League at the weekend is starting to affect energy levels, and with so many players out injured, it's nigh-on impossible for Eddie Howe to make any meaningful changes.

Callum Wilson was the only change going into this game

When Nick Pope and Kieran Trippier are having stinkers, things are getting desperate, but there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Callum Wilson
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Callum Wilson almost got himself a match ball

The only fresh face in the starting lineup from Wednesday's game against Borussia Dortmund was Callum Wilson, although even he played over three-quarters of that game.

The £20million former Bournemouth man bagged a brace in today's game taking him clear of Andy Cole and Shola Ameobi in Newcastle's all-time Premier League top scorers chart.

Eddie Howe said Wilson's first goal was 'superb'

Eddie Howe said to Sky Sports after the game that he feels Wilson may be a bit miffed that he didn't come away with a hat trick.

“I thought he played very well today I thought his finish for the first goal was superb. Took his penalty well, his frustration will be that he didn’t get the match ball with the third one late in the game which would have been huge for us.”

Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be for Wilson and Newcastle, but on the bright side, he made it through the full game and remains fit for Manchester United on Wednesday.