Adama Traore has handed Newcastle a massive boost. The out-of-form winger scored an outstanding goal in stoppage time at Craven Cottage tonight to give Wolves a 1-0 victory over Fulham. The win moves Wolves to 12th in the table on 38 points.
It’s a devastating blow to Fulham who were the beneficiaries of a farcical VAR decision to close the first half. Wolves fashioned a beautiful move which Willian Jose finished with a seemingly good goal a minute into first-half extra time.
However, the artist got their line drawn and the video frozen to determine that Daniel Podence’s elbow was beyond the last Fulham defender. So Willian Jose’s goal was overturned by VAR, which is destroying this beautiful game.
But enough about Wolves and Fulham. Newcastle now have a golden chance to take back this season. A win at Burnley on Sunday will see Newcastle six points above Fulham with a game in hand. If we win by two goals, we’ll be level on goal difference with the Cottagers.
However, that is putting the horse before the cart, or however the saying goes. Newcastle have not won in 7 straight which Fulham equaled tonight with their defeat. Hopefully, the potential return of Callum Wilson can make the difference and Newcastle can finally pick up a win at Burnley on Sunday.