Joao Moutinho: Wolves can’t rely on late goals

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Joao Moutinho admits Wolves cannot keep relying on last-gasp heroics but praised their fighting spirit.

Joao Moutinho in pursuit of Ayoze Perez on Monday (AMA)

Willy Boly’s header earned a 1-1 draw against Newcastle on Monday and was the sixth goal Wolves have scored in stoppage time in all competitions this season.

Newcastle were unhappy it was given after they wanted a foul on goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

But the goal stood to cancel out Isaac Hayden’s second-half opener as the spoils were shared at Molineux.

Portugal international Moutinho said: “We fight until the end, we fight until the ref’s whistle. I think we created opportunities to score one, two or three goals, but it didn’t happen.

“We continued to try it in the last minute because we try it all game and we deserved that draw, but we need to continue to work, and improve, and win our games.

“It was a dramatic end, but we deserve a point because we played a good match, we controlled the game and we created opportunities.

“They scored in the second half when we made a mistake and after that they defended very well, but we tried everything to score and got it in the last minute.

“Newcastle are a good team. They do their job and they played well, but I think we played well, we created opportunities to score.”

Boly challenged Dubravka for Adama Traore’s looping cross, knocking the goalkeeper off balance to leave Newcastle upset.

Moutinho added: “I saw a goal. The ref didn’t whistle, but the most important thing is that we fought until the end and we did everything we could to score. We deserved this draw.”


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