Newcastle United bounced back from their hammering at Stoke City with a convincing 4-1 victory over Wolves.
Visiting goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was called into action by both Mike Williamson and Kevin Nolan early on, but the Magpies would not be the opening goal and it arrived on 22 minutes when Shola Ameobi flicked the ball on and Nolan fired home between Hennessey’s legs.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake then became the first Wolves player to trouble Newcastle number one Steve Harper, forcing the Magpies man to make a smart low save to keep out a header.
The hosts then raced up the other end and extended their advantage when Peter Lovenkrands floated in a cross for Ameobi to head past Hennessey, and five minutes into the second half it was 3-0 when Joey Barton crossed for Lovenkrands to slot home.
Ebanks-Blake gave Wolves a glimmer of hope just before the hour mark and Wolves could have pulled within one goal of Newcastle but Steven Fletcher headed against the post.
Ebanks-Blake was then denied by a goal-line clearance from James Perch, and Jonas Gutierrez made sure of the points in added time with a superb solo goal.