miguel almiron With a tough Premier League victory over the Wolves, he came out of the bench to rekindle Newcastle’s European responsibility.

The Paraguayan national player’s goal in the 79th minute clinched the 2-1 win, however, substitute Hwang Hee-chan’s St. James’ Park.

Julen Lopetegui’s men were convinced Magpies goalkeeper Nick Pope should receive a second red card in three games after he awkwardly challenged Raul Jimenez in the first half, before Almiron’s 11th goal of the season salted the wound.

It was only the second win in nine league tours for Newcastle, which finished a five-game streak without a win in all competitions and lifted Liverpool to fifth place.

The wolves, who gradually stepped in as Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves made their presence felt, saw joint calls for a 20-minute penalty, perhaps even more waving as Pope mishandled Sven Botman’s back pass and collided with Jimenez as he attempted. to get better.

The forward fell in the process, but referee Andy Madley didn’t move, and VAR’s Tony Harrington saw no reason to ask him to look again.

Wolves’ frustration only increased within six minutes, after Fabian Schar was fouled by Jimenez, when Kieran Trippier twisted the resulting free kick into Isak’s head and deftly kicked him off the side of Jose Sa.

Only a desperate move from Craig Dawson prevented Joe Willock from doubling the lead two minutes after Isak’s decisive run, and after Jimenez warmed Pope’s hands in an attempt from afar, Max Kilman’s refusal to once again reject Isak. It had to be equally resilient.

Willock, Isak and Saint-Maximin all quickly saw shots blocked and as the Magpies surrounded Sa’s goal, Bruno Guimaraes headed for the bar from Dan Burn’s retreat, but Pope said Daniel Podence’s 39-minute shot was back. was happy to see it. from the bottom of his right post six minutes before the break.

Sa had to save Willock from his closest point after Schar’s challenge to Podence triggered a quick counterattack, but Pope was forced to claw Neto’s kick from under the crossbar after Moutinho cleverly rolled a free kick in the 58th minute. did an excellent job. .

Tripper was rejected by the Wolves goalie seconds later, and as the game continued at full speed, Neves skied with a high effort and Pope had to intervene to block out Moutinho’s 64-minute shot.

The afternoon was made worse when the England fullback slipped as he tried to break into his own penalty area with 20 minutes left and Pope left his line to put out the danger. Hwang to slip into the empty web.

With a touch of Kilman, however, Almiron got the Magpies out of jail with 11 minutes remaining when he crossed with Willock, across the Sa and before a shot into the net.