Newcastle United travel to Wolves this weekend. The Magpies are back on top of the league and have a generous following of just under 4,200 making the journey to the Midlands. With that in mind, here is everything you need to know about the trip to Molineux.
Last time out : Wolves 1-2 Newcastle 2011/12
It’s been a while since Newcastle last made the journey to Wolverhampton. Coming in a season which saw Newcastle finish 5th in the Premier League, United rode to victory on an unusually hot October’s day. Goals from high flying Demba Ba and a rare strike from Jonas Gutierrez handing United the win. Future Mackem Steven Fletcher would pull one back late on for Wolves. The win for United continuing a great start to the season for Alan Pardew’s men.
This Time Around
Since the previous game, both sides have lost their Premier League status. However, so far this season, both sides have had differing fortunes. United find themselves back top due to Brighton’s slip up in the capital. Whereas, Wolves find themselves in 18th and perhaps unfortunately for Rafa Benitez’s men, are on a run of three victories in a row. Amongst them an impressive victory at Anfield in the FA Cup. In addition to this, Wolves were the victo rs in the reverse fixture in a poor day for the Magpies. Wolves recently broke their transfer record signing Helder Costa for £13 million after an impressive loan spell.
Game and Travel Information
United fans will be making the 409-mile round trip to Molineux on Saturday. By train, Wolverhampton Station is just 15 minutes away from the ground. Head towards the city centre and turn right as you meet the inner ring road. Follow the ring road as it curves to the left and the ground will appear. If you’re travelling by car, there is the Civil Hall car park which costs £3 for three hours and £4.50 for four hours. There is of course street parking found off Culwell Street ten minutes away from the ground.
In terms of pubs, the majority of the pubs around the ground are for home fans only. A popular pub with away fans is the Stone House on Queen Street, 15 minutes away from the ground. Other pubs include the George Wallis on Victoria Street and the Lady Wulfrun on Lichfield Street. The club shop is situated within the Stan Cullis Stand.