EPL: Ruben Neves header denies Newcastle vital win

Ruben Neves earned Wolves a point at Newcastle as Steve Bruce’s side missed the chance to put distance between them and the Premier League relegation zone.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles headed the hosts in front and they looked good for their lead after a confident performance.

But Neves, who had never scored a headed goal for Wolves before, was awarded space to stoop and nod Pedro Neto’s delivery beyond Martin Dubravka.

Dubravka, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, may have done better for Wolves’ leveller but produced a superb save to deny Fabio Silva in added time.

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Newcastle were left to rue a number of missed opportunities of their own, with Miguel Almiron striking the far post after breaking the offside trap early in the first half.

It means 18th-placed Fulham can move within one point of Newcastle if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Wolves remain 12th.

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