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Season 2013-14
Wolves (h) U21 Premier League

In association 


Saturday 17th August 2013, 3pm

 St.James' Park

Conditions: sunshine and showers



Newcastle United


  3 - 1





10mins Antelmi shot 0-1

Macaulay Gillesphey shot 1-1

Adam Armstrong shot 2-1

Half time: United 2 Wolves 1

mins Dan Gosling shot 3-1

Full time:
United 3 Wolves 1



Goals from Macaulay Gillesphey, Adam Armstrong and Dan Gosling gave the U21s a winning start to their home campaign at St. James' Park as they defeated their Black Country counterparts.

United began brightly and Haris Vuckic saw his fourth minute shot from the edge of the box tipped over by visiting 'keeper John Flatt. Wolves gradually came back into it and Gael Bigirimana headed one effort off his own line on 16 minutes.

From the next Wolves attack Patrick Antelmi scuffed a header wide when well placed, but United failed to heed the warning and the visiting striker poked home the opener from another Wolves corner in the 21st minute.

That seemed to wake United up and with Vuckic and Gosling linking up well, they created a succession of shooting chances, Gillesphey, Bigirimana, Vuckic and Curtis Good all trying their luck.

The breakthrough came when a forward ball to Vuckic in the right channel saw him send over a deep centre that ended up at the feet of an onside Gillesphey at the far post, who shot home across Flatt and into the Leazes End goal.

Better was to come, as Vuckic then cracked a 35-yard drive off the Wolves crossbar in the closing moments of first half normal time. And within seconds United were ahead through a fine goal, right back Kevin Mbabu striding forward after beating an opponent on the edge of his own box. Adam Armstrong was powering down the middle and after picking up possession, poked his low shot beyond the 'keeper to make it two goals in his first two starts this season.

A quieter second half saw Newcastle lose their way after Vuckic was withdrawn - presumably doing enough to catch the eye of the watching John Carver and make into the squad for Monday's game at Manchester City.

United 'keeper Jak Alnwick twice came off his line to deny lively Wolves sub, David Moli, before the result was finally put beyond doubt with a third goal in the last seconds of normal time.

Gosling wrapped things up  by almost apologetically knocking a loose ball home from close range after his forward burst set up Jonathyn Quinn, who laid the ball off rather than shoot, and then Tom Heardman, whose miskick fell nicely for Gosling.


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