KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT THE HISTORY OF WOLVES V NEWCASTLE
- The first ever meeting of the two clubs was on the 3rd September 1898 at St James’ Park in Division one in front of 20,000 fans and the game finished in a 4-2 win for Wolves.
- Wolves and Newcastle met for the first time in the FA Cup on the 25th April 1908 in the final. The match was played at Crystal Palace in front of 74,967 fans. The game finished in a 3-1 win for Wolves and the manager was Jack Addenbrooke.
- The only meeting in the League cup was on the 20th September 2016, this was a third round tie played at St James’ Park in front of 34,735 fans and the game finished in 2-0 defeat for Wolves
most recent meeting
The most recent game that Wolves played against Newcastle in the Premier League was at St James’ Park on the 12th March 2023 the game finished 2-1 to Newcastle.
- The latest meeting in the FA Cup was a 3rd Round tie played at Molineux on the 5th March 2003 the game ended in a 3-2 win for Wolves. The goal scorers for the game were Ince, Kennedy and Ndah and the Newcastle scorers were Jenas and Shearer. The Wolves team that faced Newcastle was Murray, Irwin, Butler, Lescott, Naylor, Cameron, Ince, Kennedy, Newton, Miller and Ndah and subs were Clyde, Cooper, Oakes, Rae and Andrews.
- The league cup game has already been mentioned in the first meeting.
- The biggest league win Wolves have against Newcastle is a 5-0 win in Division 1 on the 23rd November 1968 at Molineux. This is the same scoreline as the 10th April 1976 played at Molineux in front of a crowd of 20,083 fans.
- Wolves biggest Premier League win against Newcastle was a 2-1 win played at St James’ Park on the 9th December 2018 in front of a crowd of 50,223 fans. The goal for Newcastle came from Perez and Wolves scorers were Jota and Doherty. There was another 2-1 on the 2nd October 2021 win, the scorers that day were for Hwang with a brace and the Newcastle scorer was Hendrick.
- The biggest win in the FA Cup was on the 13th January 1960 which was played at Molineux. The original 3rd Round tie was drawn at St James’ Park 2-2 in front of a crowd of 62,443 fans and the 3rd Round Replay at Molineux finished 4-2 with a Wolves win.
- The biggest defeat for Wolves against Newcastle was in Division 1 on the 11th November 1905 this was played at St James’ Park the score line was a whopping 8-0 to Newcastle.
- In the Premier League wolves biggest defeat was at St James’ Park on the 2nd April 2011 in front of a crowd of 49,939 fans. The score was 4-1 win to Newcastle and the scorers for Newcastle that day were Nolan, Ameobi, Løvenkrands and Gutierrez and the Wolves scorer was Ebanks-Blake.
- Wolves and Newcastle have met in another two games with the first being a pre season friendly which was played at Molineux on the 3rd August 2002 which ended in a 2-0 defeat with LuaLua getting both goals in the Newcastle win.
- The second meeting was in the Premier League Asia Trophy on the 17th July 2019 which was played at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium the score was 4-0 to Wolves. The goal scorers were Jota with a brace, Gibbs White and an Allan own goal. This was a tournament which also featured West Ham and Man City and Wolves went on to win the tournament in a 3-2 penalty shoot out win after drawing 0-0 against Man City in normal time.
MATCH OF THE DAY
The game that was played on the exact date of the upcoming fixture between the two sides was on the 28th October 1899 the game finished 1-0 to Wolves which was played at St James’ Park.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
Wolves 2 Newcastle United 1 2nd October 2021 in the Premier League at Molineux.
The game took 20 minutes to get going when Wolves opened the scoring in the game when Raul Jimenez played in a perfect pace pass towards Hwang Hee Chan who was sprinting across from the left-hand side, he was playing in to run into the right-hand channel and slide his shot on goal towards into the far bottom corner of the net to give Wolves the lead 1-0.
Then Wolves had another chance in the game to double their lead when Joao Moutinho had a long range shot and was comfortable saved by Karl Darlow the Newcastle goalkeeper.
Then Newcastle suffered an injury in the game when Joe Willock picked up a knock and couldn’t carry on and Jeff Hendrick comes to replace him in the side.
Then suddenly Newcastle is back in the game when substitute Hendrick scored a goal from 20 yards to the bottom corner to make it 1-1 before that happened Trincao had a shot at the other end to try make it 2-0 to Wolves hit the underside of the crossbar from a cross by Hwang.
Half Time: Wolves 1 Newcastle United 1
Five minutes into the second half of the game it was Newcastle’s turn to have a shot at the Wolves goal when Saint-Maximin had a shot saved one handed by Jose Sa.
The in the 58th Minute of the game the partnership of Jimenez and Hwang Hee Chan combined again to give Wolves the lead in the game when Jimenez played a pass down the inside left channel and duplicated his first half goal but this time, he did it with his left foot to make it 2-1.
The game started to peter out with not much chances in the game and then final whistle came to seal the victory for Wolves.
Full Time: Wolves 2 Newcastle United 1
Wolves Team: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Marcal, Trincao, Jimenez, Hwang.
Substitutes: Hoever, Ait Nouri, Podence, Boly, Silva, Ruddy, Dendoncker, Traore, Cundle.
Manager: Bruno Lage
Newcastle Team: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Longstaff, Almiron, Willock, Hayden, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
Substitutes: Schar, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Fraser, Murphy, Gillespie, Anderson, Gayle.
Manager: Steve Bruce
a little more history
Wolves 6 Newcastle United 2 31st March 1992 in Division 2 at Molineux.
This was incident packed which ended up one of the games of the season with the number of goals scored by Wolves.
It took Wolves 5 minutes to open the scoring when Paul Cook played in a pass for Andy Mutch to score and this was his first goal in 13 games.
Then Wolves got another goal in the 10th Minute of the game when Paul Birch took the corner and a flick on by Tom Bennett went towards Andy Mutch from a close-range header made it 2-0 to Wolves.
Then out of no where Wolves got caught out by an offside looking Mick Quinn who did a lob over the goalkeeper Mike Stowell to make the game 2-1 what a crazy start to the game in the opening 12 minutes.
Then on 25 Minutes Wolves got there third goal when Paul Cook delivered a corner with a pull back from Steve Bull to Tom Bennett who scored to make it 3-1.
In a mad moment of 30 seconds in the game there was chances for both sides, Newcastle’s Kevin Brock hit the post and Wolves Kevin Ashley blocked Scott’s shot on the line and Wolves had a chance by Steve Bull who had broke clear on goal only for him to hit the side netting of the goal.
Half Time: Wolves 3 Newcastle 1
The in the 49th Minute of the game Wolves got their 4th goal of the game when a move started by Tom Bennett who made a tackle and pass towards Paul Cook who fired into the net from an angle and made it 4-1 to Wolves.
Then in the 73rd Minute of the game Newcastle got another goal when Newcastle’s leading scorer Gavin Peacock got into the action when he escaped Keith Downing after a pass from Liam O’Brien’s to make it 4-2 to Wolves.
Then Newcastle was punished again from Wolves 5 minutes from time a Paul Cook 25-yard free kick to a deflection from Andy Mutch and wrong-footed Tommy Wright the Newcastle goalkeeper to grab his hattrick for the team and it 5-2 to Wolves.
Then people in the crowd was wondering when Steve Bull was going to get his goal as the last time without him scoring was Burnley in 1987 and then in the 87th Minute Bully scored from a fine angled drive to make it 6-2 to Wolves.
Full Time: Wolves 6 Newcastle United 2
Wolves Team: Stowell, Ashley, Venus, Bennett, Madden, Mountfield, Birch, Cook, Bull, Mutch, Downing.
Substitutes: Kelly, Steele.
Manager: Graham Turner
Newcastle Team: Wright, Watson, Stimson, O’Brien, Kilcline, Scott, Quinn, Peacock, Kelly, Sheedy, Brock.
Substitutes: McDonough, Clark.
Manager: Kevin Keegan
HEAD TO HEAD STATS
Premier League Stats
There has been 16 Meetings between the two sides.
Wolves have won 2 times with 1 home win and 1 away win.
Newcastle have won 4 times with 3 home wins and 1 away win.
There have been 10 draws between the two sides with 1-1 being the popular score line between the two most in the premier league history.
Wolves have scored 18 Goals and Newcastle have scored 22.
Five of the last eight meetings in the Premier League had now ended in a 1-1 draw.
There has been 105 Meetings between the two sides.
Wolves have won 42 times.
Newcastle have won 34 times.
There have been 29 draws.
Last 6 Matches
25th October 2020 Wolves 1 Newcastle United 1 at Molineux
27th February 2021 Newcastle United 1 Wolves 1 at St James’ Park
2nd October 2021 Wolves 2 Newcastle United 1 at Molineux
8th April 2022 Newcastle United 1 Wolves 0 at St James’ Park
28th August 2022 Wolves 1 Newcastle United 1 at Molineux
12th March 2023 Newcastle 2 Wolves 1 at St James’ Park
playing for both teams
Played for Newcastle 1991-1993 made 70 appearances and scored 35 goals he also played for Wolves 1993-1995 made 83 appearances and scored 26 goals.
Played for Newcastle 2010-2016 made 150 appearances and scored 1 goal and also played for Wolves 2015-2017 including 5 games on a loan spell made 10 appearances in total and scored 0 goals.
Played for Newcastle 1997-2000 made 78 appearances and scored 8 goals and also played for Wolves 2000-2001 made 24 appearances and scored 3 goals.
Played for Wolves 1982-1984 made 74 appearances and also played for Newcastle 1989-1991 and 1991-1993 made 67 Appearances.
Played for Newcastle 1994-1998 made 133 appearances and scored 2 goals and also played for Wolves 2000 and made 4 appearances in a loan spell.
Played for Newcastle 2000-2004 made 22 appearances and scored 7 goals and also played for Wolves 2004-2007 and made 94 appearances and scored 31 goals.
Played for Wolves 1978-1979 made 44 appearances and scored 6 goals and also played for Newcastle 1979-1980 and made 39; appearances and scored 6 goals.
Played for Newcastle 2008-2009 made 30 appearances and scored 0 goals and also played for Wolves 2012 and this was a loan spell and made 9 appearances and scored 0 goals.
Played for Wolves 2009 in a loan spell and made 5 appearances and scored 0 goals and also played for Newcastle United in a loan spell and made 15 appearances and scored 5 goals.
Played for Wolves 1973-1975 made 17 appearances scored 3 goals and also played for Newcastle United 1978-1980 made 76 appearances scored 25 goals.
Other players who played for both clubs.
Dave Beasant, Joe Blackett, Tony Dinning, Joe Harvey, Tom Phillipson, Ken Wimshurst.
PLAYED, MANAGED, COACHED
Bill McGarry was manager of Wolves 1968-1976 and 1985 and also, he managed Newcastle United 1977-1980.
George Jobey Played for Newcastle 1906-1913 and also managed Wolves 1922-1924.
Mark McGhee Played for Newcastle 1977-1979 made 28 appearances scored 5 goals and also managed Wolves 1995-1998.
Scott Sellars Played for Newcastle 1993-1995 made 75 appearances scored 8 goals and Managed Wolves Under 23 side 2014-2018 also was appointed by Wolves to be head of Academy in 2019 and was recently axed by Wolves as a technical director in November 2022.
article by Karl whitehouse
I have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.
I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game