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EPL: Newcastle beaten in added time by Wolves after sending off

But Doherty`s last-gasp header from close range pushed Wolves into the top half of the table and left Benitez`s side 15th, three points above the bottom three. 

EPL: Newcastle beaten in added time by Wolves after sending off
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Ten-man Newcastle United were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Premier League clash at St James Park on Sunday when Matt Doherty scored in the fifth minute of added time in the match.

The home side suffered from having United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin sent off for a professional foul with more than half an hour to play.

Manager Rafa Benitez was furious, apparently believing a covering defender was in position to prevent an attempt on goal.

Promoted Wolves, who had beaten Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday after six games without a win, went ahead in the 17th minute of the match with Diogo Jota`s second goal of the week.

Newcastle equalised six minutes later when Salomon Rondon, having crashed a free kick against the bar, crossed for Ayoze Perez to score.

But Doherty`s last-gasp header from close range pushed Wolves into the top half of the table and left Benitez`s side 15th, three points above the bottom three. 

Newcastle will now take on Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on December 15, while Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Bournemouth in their next Premier League clash on the same day at Molineux Stadium.