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Boly pounces in stoppage time to land blow on Toon's survival hopes

Wolves 1-1 Newcastle

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with Ruben Neves (top) and team mates as he scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Willy Boly of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates with Ruben Neves (top) and team mates as he scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on February 11, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

By Nick Mashiter

Willy Boly's last-gasp equaliser rescued a point for Wolves to dent Newcastle's safety bid.

The defender nodded in deep into stoppage time - although the Magpies wanted a foul on goalkeeper Martin Dubravka - to earn a 1-1 draw at Molineux.

Isaac Hayden's first goal for 17 months looked to have won it for Newcastle, who sit just a point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Seventh-placed Wolves missed the chance to secure a fourth consecutive top-flight league win for the first time since 1972.

Newcastle started slowly but had grown into the game and they silenced Molineux with the opener after 56 minutes.

The Magpies patiently kept the ball before Fabian Schar released Hayden and his angled drive caught out Rui Patricio.

In response, Dubravka denied Jota and Leander Dendoncker.

Raul Jimenez should have levelled with nine minutes left when Adama Traore's volley fell for him six yards out but he miscued his free header.

Wolves had scored 13 goals in the final 10 minutes this season and made it 14 to level well into four minutes of stoppage time when Boly got above Dubravka to nod in Traore's looping cross from close range.

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