Newcastle leapfrog Liverpool into fifth as Almirón strikes late to beat Wolves | Premier League

Julen Lopetegui did not secure previous postings in charge of Spain and Real Madrid by accident but the Wolves manager perhaps tried to be too clever for his own good on Tyneside.

A late tactical switch to a back five presumably designed to conserve an away point instead weakened Lopetegui’s team to the point where, courtesy of Miguel Almirón’s winner, Newcastle secured a first Premier League win in six games.

It lifted Eddie Howe’s side above Liverpool into fifth place, four points shy of fourth-placed Tottenham, with two games in hand. Wolves, meanwhile, were left 13th, three points…


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