Nuno: We deserved draw

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo thought justice was done when his side snatched a last-gasp equaliser to draw 1-1 with Newcastle United.

Rafa Benitez's side looked set to clinch three much-needed points at Molineux on Monday until Willy Boly headed home Wolves' equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Isaac Hayden had given the Magpies lead but Boly's late equaliser means they are only one point above the relegation zone with 12 matches of the campaign remaining. Newcastle are 7/1 to be relegated this season.

After watching his team extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games, Nuno said: "The last minute showed the character of the team and belief of our fans here in Molineux, so I'm pleased for the late moment of joy. Once again, it's a last-minute goal that I think puts some justice in the game, honestly.

"We keep on going. The boys know until the final whistle is there everybody fights. We went until the end, a big effort from the boys and a point here in Molineux I think was good.

"In the last minute we started putting the ball in the box and got a moment we deserved. The last minute gave us the joy in the end, I think it was well-deserved, I think we didn't deserve to lose this game."

Wolves are 17/20 to beat Bristol City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday and 8/1 to win the competition outright this season.

Benitez eyeing further progress

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez feels it will take more than a couple of January signings for him to commit to the Magpies long term.

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding the manager's future at St James' Park, especially with Newcastle struggling just above the relegation zone.

Antonio Barreca and Miguel Almiron both joined Newcastle before the end of the January window but Benitez wants further progress to be made at the club before committing his future beyond the current campaign.

"That [my future] is something we will have plenty of time to talk about," Benitez told Sky Sports.

"Obviously one or two signings at the end of the transfer window doesn't change everything.

"We are a little bit better than before, but we still have to talk about a lot of things if we want to move forward."

Newcastle, who have won just six of their 25 Premier League games this season, have a chance to build a three-point gap on the 18th-place Southampton when they travel to Wolves on Monday night.

The Magpies are 17/4 to win, 13/5 to draw and 4/5 to lose to Nuno Espirito Santo's side at Molineux.

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Selection problems please Rafa

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benítez is relieved that four members of his first-team squad have recovered from their injuries.

Paul Dummett, Ki Sung-yueng, Mohamed Diame and Karl Darlow are all available to face Wolves on Monday.

In addition, Yoshinori Muto has returned from Asian Cup duty with Japan and new signing Miguel Almiron could make his Magpies debut at Molineux.

However, Benitez is refusing to rush Jonjo Shelvey and Rob Elliot back to action too soon.

"It's much better. Apart from Jonjo and Elliot, the rest of the team are fine," Benitez said. "Everyone else is fit and available. It is good news – competition, as I always say, is positive for the team.

"Shelvey has been training outside but we don't want to take any risks. We still have to wait for one or two weeks but the problem is that he wants to push and be on the pitch, training well with the team, and we have to stop him sometimes.

"It is important to have everyone if it is possible but especially when at this time you are playing for everything."

Newcastle are 19/4 to beat Nuno Espirito Santo's side, who are currently seventh in the Premier League table.

Benitez has been impressed with how well Wolves have adapted to life in the top-flight following last season's promotion, adding: "They have a good manager and some very good players – they have players who have been champions of Europe and internationals at every level.

"They may be newly-promoted but they have spent more than £100million. They are a good team who are doing really well."

Newcastle are 7/2 to keep a clean sheet against Wolves.

Son shines to boost Pochettino

Matchwinner Son Heung-Min earned high praise from head coach Mauricio Pochettino after helping Tottenham Hotspur secure a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at Wembley.

The South Korean forward struck with seven minutes to play against the Magpies, having only recently returned to Spurs after featuring for his country at the Asian Cup.

That strike took Son's tally for Spurs to nine in his last ten games, with Pochettino delighted to have a player in form at his disposal while Harry Kane is sidelined by an ankle injury.

The Argentinian told reporters: "Sonny is like a battery that you have – you work, work, work until the battery is gone. He is like this.

"He gives you everything and when he is exhausted he says he needs to rest. On the pitch he is always 100 per cent in every action.

"He works so hard, he pushes and never gives up – he tries, tries, tries, tries.

"His performances, the way he is, he's a key part of the success of today.

"He was a kid who wanted to play and, with patience and the help of the coaching staff and team-mates, he started to show his quality.

"At a point he started to feel the love of the people, the club and everyone, felt comfortable and was able to show his quality."

Next up for Tottenham is a visit from Leicester City next Sunday, with the Londoners 4/7 to win the game, 15/2 to do so by a 2-0 scoreline and 11/8 to keep a clean sheet.

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Performance comes first for Pep

Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City team have to focus on trying to improve their performance in every game and not on their ongoing title challenge.

The Citizens are five points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool after a midweek round of games saw City lose 2-1 at Newcastle United, while the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City.

However, Guardiola says his only focus remains on trying to improve his own team and not get drawn into worrying about the current gap between the Blues and the Reds.

He told reporters at his pre-match press conference, ahead of a Sunday visit from Arsenal: "It doesn't matter how many points we are behind, we have to improve our game.

"We have done it before and we can do it again, but nothing changed whether we are one or two points behind or five, six, or seven. There are a lot of points to play for and a lot of things to happen.

"We are not happy about the last performance. Everyone knew at half-time and at the end of the game.

"Every game is a challenge to see what we can do better and how we can beat the opponent. There are a lot of games and to sustain it is tough, that's the challenge."

Earlier this season the Citizens claimed a 2-0 win over the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium and they are 17/2 to repeat that winning scoreline at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

City are 11/8 to keep a clean sheet against Arsenal, while Raheem Sterling is 20/21 to score at any time in the game.

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Pochettino hoped for additions

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he would ideally have liked to have added to his squad during the January transfer window.

Spurs are currently without several key players due to injury, including star striker Harry Kane and England midfielder Dele Alli.

However, Pochettino will have to continue on with the players already at his disposal, starting at home to Newcastle United at lunchtime on Saturday.

The Argentinian told reporters: "Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad, but if we cannot sign I need to stick with the (ideas) of the club.

"But of course I am disappointed because we are in a very good position and maybe with a little more help (we could do better).

"But we are in a very good position and we will fight until the end to be as high as we can."

Spurs are 4/9 to defeat Newcastle at Wembley and are 6/1 to do so by a 2-0 scoreline, with the hosts 10/11 to keep a clean sheet.

Meanwhile, Pochettino was calm in his assessment of the recovery of Kane from ankle ligament damage, despite the England skipper posting a seemingly upbeat video clip about his progress.

He added: "I cannot tell you if he is ahead of schedule or not. We assess him day by day. He is showing his social media and he looks strong and fit, running and doing exercises.

"He is very strong and gives 100 per cent to be back as soon as possible. He's determined to be back as soon as possible and be available. We will see day by day. but we are happy."

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Almiron aims to repay trust

Miguel Almiron says he wants to repay Newcastle United's trust after signing for a club-record fee.

The attacking midfielder joins from MLS side Atlanta United for a fee believed to be in the region of £20m, exceeding the amount paid to sign Michael Owen from Real Madrid back in 2005.

Almiron started his career in his native Paraguay in 2013, joining Atlanta in 2016, scoring 13 goals last season, helping his team win the MLS Cup for the first time.

He told NUTV of his delight at making the move to the Premier League, saying: "I'm very happy and eager to start and to meet my new team-mates.

"The league is very competitive, this is a historic club, and Rafa Benitez himself were the main reasons why I am here now.

"I think it is a great responsibility, something beautiful for me, and I will try to offer the best I can to repay the trust the club put in me."

United boss Rafael Benitez said that he had been following Almiron for a while, adding: "We saw a player with some pace in attack, who can play behind the striker. We have someone who can score goals and give assists".

Newcastle have also added a defender before the end of the January transfer window, Antonio Barreca joining from Monaco on loan until the end of the season.

The two new signings join a club on a high after Newcastle's midweek victory over Premier League champions Manchester City.

The win took United clear of the relegation zone, five points ahead of third bottom Cardiff. They have the chance to move further clear on Saturday with a trip to Tottenham.

They are 7/1 for an away win with Spurs 2/5 and the draw 7/2. Newcastle are 20/1 to win the game 1-0.

United are 20/1 to end the season in the top half of the Premier League.

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Still a long way to go – Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims there can be many more twists and turns in the Premier League title race after his side's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.

The reigning champions made the best possible start when Sergio Aguero found the back of the net in the first minute.

However, the visitors failed to finish off the Magpies at St James' Park and Salomon Rondon volleyed the home side level with 66 minutes gone before Matt Ritchie scored an 80th minute penalty.

Premier League frontrunners Liverpool have a chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table, if they can overcome Leicester City at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Guardiola has admitted the defeat at Newcastle was a setback, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

He said: "We are in January and there's a lot of time. But of course, when you are behind the leader, you don't have to drop points because you help them and of course, every game is one less.

"But we are in January, so we have a lot of titles and games still to play."

City are 9/4 to win the Premier League title, while Liverpool are 4/11 to be crowned champions.

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Klopp backs City to be perfect

Jurgen Klopp says he expects Liverpool's Premier League title rivals, Manchester City, to win every game between now and the end of the season.

The Citizens trail the Reds by four points heading into a midweek round of games, but they will have an opportunity to close to within a single point by beating Newcastle United on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool take to the field 24 hours later at home to Leicester City, with Klopp calm about the prospect of the pressure having been ramped up by a City victory.

He told reporters: "For me it makes no difference, I expect City to win every game. I would expect them to beat Newcastle, but I will still watch the game.

"I can only speak for myself. I don't sit in front of the television and flinch when they score. It's not like this. I really believe you have to do your own work and your own job if you want to have something.

"Don't be concentrating on other teams. It doesn't make sense and doesn't help. Whatever result happens tonight, I expect to be one point up tomorrow before the game."

Liverpool are currently priced at 4/6 to be crowned Premier League champions this season, with Manchester City available at 6/5.

Meanwhile, Klopp is waiting to see whether central defender Virgil van Dijk is able to feature against the Foxes, with the Dutchman having been laid low by illness recently.

He did return to training on Monday and Klopp is hopeful that his record signing will be available, adding: Klopp said: "Virgil was a little bit ill, but he trained yesterday so we will see. He will train (again) today and we will see."

James Milner is a definite absentee as he serves a one-match suspension incurred for his sending-off during the 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace.

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No guarantees from Benitez

Rafa Benitez has cast doubt on his future as Newcastle United manager by refusing to say whether he will still be at the club next season.

The Spaniard's contract at St James' Park expires at the end of this season and he is believed to be unhappy with a lack of transfer activity at the club during the January transfer window.

Newcastle were knocked out of the FA Cup by Watford on Saturday are and 17th in the Premier League table after beating Cardiff City in their last game earlier this month.

They host Manchester City on Tuesday and are available at 20/1 to grind out a 0-0 draw against last season's Premier League champions.

"No, I cannot guarantee anything but I have not considered leaving [before my contract ends]," former Liverpool, Chelsea, Valencia and Real Madrid boss Benitez said.

"I am a professional and I want to do things well. I decided to stay in the Championship, to do my job and finish my job in the way that I like to do things.

"I have some principles and I will try to do things properly."

Newcastle can be backed at 4/1 to be relegated this season while Salomon Rondon is 9/2 to score at any time against Pep Guardiola's team, who will move to within one point of Premier League leaders Liverpool if they triumph on Tyneside.