Alain Saint-Maximin saved a sensational 90th-minute shot in the 1-1 draw for Newcastle against Wolverhampton, denying the hosts their first Premier League win of the season.
The Frenchman showed great technique when he faced off from Wolves substitute Hee Chan Hwang with a right-footed shot from 20 yards that left Jose Sa without a chance.
Newcastle appeared headed for their first defeat of the season after a similar long-range goal by Wolverhampton midfielder Ruben Neves late in the first half put the hosts on the brink of victory.
But Saint-Maximin’s goal made the equalizer deserved as Newcastle dominated the ball and missed a string of chances, and they were inches away from winning in the seventh minute of stoppage time when substitute Elliot Anderson headed into the crossbar after a corner kick. .
This late attack frustrated the visitors, who took 21 shots to 10 from Wolverhampton, and also suffered a late blow when they lost top scorer Saint-Maximin to a hamstring injury shortly after equalizing his goal.
Full match report to follow…
Liverpool host Newcastle in the Premier League on Wednesday at Anfield; Kick-off is at 8 pm. Bournemouth at Wolves’ home on the same night at Vitality Stadium. Kick-off 7.30pm.