Rafa Benitez slams officials after Newcastle concede last-minute equaliser against Wolves

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After a run of three successive wins, Wolves looked like they were about to come unstuck as Isaac Hayden gave the visitors the lead 11 minutes into the second half while the home side's attack failed to catch fire.

"We continued to try it in the last minute because we try it all game and we deserved that draw, but we need to continue to work, and improve, and win our games". The referee had added on four minutes.

But Willy Boly scored a controversial equaliser in the final stages of injury time as he headed the ball past Dubravka.

Newcastle were unhappy it was given after they wanted a foul on goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

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Newcastle's protests were minimal, however, and it did not take long before Dubravka was exchanging heated words with his captain Jamaal Lascelles.

Portugal global Moutinho said: "We fight until the end, we fight until the ref's whistle".

It was not very clear watching the replay, but it's something we have to defend better. You have to protect the keeper.

After this latest set-back, he said: 'In England they don't understand the rules.

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"It was a dramatic end, but we deserve a point because we played a good match, we controlled the game and we created opportunities". We have been here for years and it's still very hard to explain that.

The former Liverpool manager was also reportedly disgruntled with the timing of the goal - coming 34 seconds after the minimum allocation of additional time.

"Rafa does not have grounds to complain, particularly when we know that we are lucky to get 60 minutes of actual playing time in the 90".

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