Wolves Sporting Director charged following Newcastle United match incident

The Football Association has taken action against the Sporting Director of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Matt Hobbs, for alleged misconduct. The incident in question pertains to the recent match between Wolves and Newcastle United.

Following the game, Matt Hobbs reportedly engaged in improper, abusive, and insulting language towards a match official in the tunnel after the final whistle blew, resulting in this charge. Birmingham Live reported on this development on November 2, 2023.

Hobbs has until Monday, November 6, to provide his response to the charges. This action by the Football Association stems from the 2-2 draw between Wolves and Newcastle, which took place at Molineux on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The goals in that match were scored by Wilson for Newcastle in the 22nd and 45+4 minutes (penalty), and by Lemina and Hwang Hee-chan for Wolves in the 36th and 71st minutes, respectively.

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The possession statistics for the game were in favor of Newcastle at 57%, while Wolves had 43%. In terms of total shots, Newcastle had 13, and Wolves had 11. Shots on target were 5 for Newcastle and 6 for Wolves. The match saw Wolves awarded 8 corners and Newcastle 7. The referee for the match was Anthony Taylor, and the attendance was 31,584, with 3,000 Newcastle United fans in attendance.

The Newcastle United lineup for the match against Wolves included Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn, Longstaff, Bruno, Joelinton, Almiron (substituted by Willock in the 72nd minute), Isak, Wilson, and Gordon. Substitutes for Newcastle included Dubravka, Gillespie, Dummett, Hall, Livramento, Ritchie, Krafth, and Targett.

Additionally, Gary O’Neil expressed criticism towards the match officials, offering his perspective on the match. Ratings and comments on the performance of Newcastle United players during the game were also provided. Furthermore, instant reactions from Newcastle United fans and writers were shared.

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