‘Did we deserve to get beat? I don’t think so’ - Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United assessment from Wolves

Yesterday, Newcastle United suffered their fourth Premier League defeat of the season, just seven games in.

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce does not believe his Magpies side ‘deserved’ to get beat against Wolves.

The Magpies were beaten by a Hwang Hee-Chan double at Molineux as Bruno Lage’s side claimed their first home win, despite Jeff Hendrick’s first-half cracker.

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And Bruce thinks his side were hard done to - although he did call out talisman Allan Saint-Maximin for one second half miss.

“It’s like we’ve been saying for a while, did we deserve to get beat? I don’t think so,” said Bruce.

“Frustration, I suppose. A little bit disappointed. It could have went either way, the game. We got back into it, there was nothing in it.

“We had a wonderful opportunity to go 2-1, deep into the second half. And those moments, for us in the Premier League, are hurting us. We have got to take that chance, much like the one last week.

“We were unable to keep a clean sheet. I can’t remember our goalkeeper with a save to make but we have conceded twice.

“The big turning point was the chance that we missed.

“At this level you can’t miss chances like that. Like we did last week.”