EFL Cup - Third Round
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Newcastle United 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Matt Ritchie
Summer signing Matt Ritchie scored his second goal for Newcastle

Yoan Gouffran scored a stunning goal as Newcastle avenged Saturday's league defeat by Wolves to reach the EFL Cup fourth round.

The Championship side suffered a shock 2-0 home loss at the hands of their opponents but took a 29th-minute lead when Matt Ritchie sidefooted in.

Frenchman Gouffran doubled the lead two minutes later when he fired in a ferocious volley from Ritchie's cross.

They also went close through Mohamed Diame whose chip came off the bar.

The visitors produced very few chances. Magpies keeper Karl Darlow saved Jed Wallace's shot and then rushed out of his goal to block Ola John's attempt from four yards.

Newcastle are at promotion rivals Aston Villa on Saturday and Wolves are at home to Brentford.

Relive Tuesday's EFL Cup action

Newcastle Rafael Benitez manager on Gouffran:

"I was happy with him during pre-season. I was expecting some offers for him during the summer - we had one that was not good enough. I was expecting maybe no-one would come and I would be happy, so that was the situation.

"I am really pleased because when you have someone working so hard, he deserves some luck sometimes.

"He didn't know what would happen in the future, but still he was working hard, so I am really pleased for him and he is scoring great goals now. Especially from volleys, so that is good."

Wolves boss Walter Zenga:

"We made a big gift in one minute and the game was over in that one minute because of our two mistakes in defensive situations.

"When you make some gifts in this way, it's difficult then to come back into the game.

"Before they scored the goals, we had one great chance, unbelievable, one v one with the keeper and we missed. In the second half, we would have had something to open up the game.

"But unfortunately, we didn't score and the game was in the hands of the home team."

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 26Darlow
  • 22Yedlin
  • 5Hanley
  • 2Clark
  • 7Lazaar
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forLascellesat 86'minutes
  • 12Shelvey
  • 4Colback
  • 20GouffranBooked at 63minsSubstituted forAtsuat 74'minutes
  • 15DiaméSubstituted forPérezat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 6Lascelles
  • 14Hayden
  • 17Pérez
  • 30Atsu
  • 41Woodman
  • 45Mitrovic

Wolves

  • 21Lonergan
  • 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira
  • 18IorfaBooked at 90mins
  • 30Hause
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forJohnat 45'minutes
  • 16Coady
  • 8SavilleBooked at 80mins
  • 12WallaceSubstituted forBödvarssonat 78'minutes
  • 25Gladon
  • 10MasonSubstituted forPriceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 6Batth
  • 15John
  • 19Price
  • 20Oniangué
  • 22Bödvarsson
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
34,735

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Booking

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

Ola John (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon with a headed pass.

Booking

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

Attempt saved. Paul Gladon (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a cross.

Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Grant Hanley (Newcastle United).

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jamaal Lascelles replaces Matt Ritchie.

Foul by Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United).

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Achraf Lazaar (Newcastle United).

Silvio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.

Booking

George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Christian Atsu.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Jed Wallace.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ciaran Clark.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Achraf Lazaar.

Attempt saved. Ola John (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Price.

Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Christian Atsu replaces Yoan Gouffran.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United).

George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by DeAndre Yedlin.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ciaran Clark.

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