Wood’s penalty seals a 1-0 win for Newcastle. The hosts controlled the first half, and they thought they had the lead when Wood scrambled in from close range, only for VAR to rule it out for offside.
Wolves, meanwhile, defended with discipline but offered little going forward.
The game finally opened up with 20 minutes, and Newcastle finally took the lead when Wood won and converted a penalty.
Silva went close to equalising for the visitors, but it was a disappointing night for the Wolves as they failed to find an equaliser.
The result means that Newcastle climbs up to 14th, while Wolves remain eighth.
NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-3-3): Martin Dubravka;
Emil Krafth, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Matt Targett;
Bruno Guimaraes, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton;
Ryan Fraser, Chris Wood, Allan Saint-Maximin.
SUBS: Dwight Gayle, Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron, Paul Dummett, Javier Manquillo, Karl Darlow, Sean Longstaff, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles.
WOLVES (3-4-3): Jose Sa;
Willy Boly, Conor Coady, Max Kilman;
Jonny, Luke Cundle, Joao Moutinho, Marcal;
Trincao, Fabio Silva, Hwang Hee-Chan.
SUBS: Nelson Semedo, Chiquinho, John Ruddy, Chem Campbell, Pedro Neto, Tote Gomes, Romain Saiss, Yerson Mosquera, Rayan Ait Nouri.
WOOD! 1-0. Newcastle takes the lead. Wood steps up and confidently send Sa the wrong way before burying his penalty down the left.
Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe speaking to Sky Sports:
“Massive tonight. It was the kind of game we expected it to be. Wolves make it difficult for you.
“We had our moments. It took a penalty to win the game, but the players gave everything again.
“I am so pleased for Chris Wood. You could see him filling in on the left of midfield. He is a willing lad.
“The goal will do wonders for him. I am pleased he stepped up and took it.
“We still have work to do, but that was a massive step forward tonight. It brings us closer to safety.
“I hope there will be a different Newcastle in the future, but we have to play a certain way to get results at the moment.”
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