Match report as Hee-Chan Hwang nets either side of half-time to help Wolves beat Newcastle 2-1 at Molineux; Jeff Hendrick had levelled for Newcastle in controversial fashion just before the break; the hosts jump up to tenth in the table, Newcastle slip to second bottom
By Richard Morgan
Hee-Chan Hwang scored twice as Wolves beat Newcastle 2-1 to record their first Premier League home win of the season.
The South Korea forward opened the scoring after 20 minutes with a well-taken goal – Wolves’ first in the league at Molineux this campaign – only for Newcastle to draw level in controversial circumstances through Jeff Hendrick’s long-range effort four minutes before half-time.
However, Hwang was there again with another fine finish just before the hour-mark to see his side over the line, while Newcastle boss Steve Bruce remains under pressure with the visitors still looking for a first win of the campaign.
As a result, Bruno Lage’s team jump up to tenth place, while Newcastle fall to second bottom of the table.