OFF TOON! Ben­itez’s New­cas­tle stunned as hun­gry Wolves grab win

The Football League Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By John Lyons

NEW­CAS­TLE United were brought crash­ing back down to earth af­ter their mid­week de­mo­li­tion job on QPR as a pack of hun­gry Wolves raided St James’ Park.

Wal­ter Zenga’s men had failed to win in their last three Cham­pi­onship out­ings and were crushed 4-0 at home by Barns­ley in mid­week, but they stunned the Toon Army with a 2-0 vic­tory.

A Chan­cel Mbe­mba own goal gave Wolves the lead and Helder Costa’s fine fin­ish just af­ter the hour wrapped things up, while the Mag­pies had Vurnon Anita sent off late on.

Hud­der­s­field still lead the way af­ter a 2-1 win against QPR.

Scun­thorpe are the new League One lead­ers af­ter a 1-0 win at Shrews­bury, while Ply­mouth claimed the West Coun­try derby 2-0 at Ex­eter to stay top of League Two.

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Im­ages

CLINCHER: Helder Costa, sec­ond from left, cel­e­brates Wolves’ sec­ond

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