Chris Wood penalty sinks Wolves and eases Newcastle’s relegation fears

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Eyebrows were raised when Newcastle United paid Burnley £25m for Chris Wood in January. The consensus was that, in triggering the New Zealand striker’s release clause, Eddie Howe had overpaid – but it seemed money very well spent here.

Granted, Wood has hardly been prolific, yet his second-half penalty lifted Eddie Howe’s side to the heady heights of 14th, virtually extinguishing Tyneside’s relegation fears.

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Written by Louise Taylor at St James’ Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/apr/08/newcastle-wolves-premier-league-match-report under the title “Chris Wood penalty sinks Wolves and eases Newcastle’s relegation fears”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.