Carl Ikeme speaks out on Martin Dubravka after Wolves, Newcastle draw

Carl Ikeme of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Pre-Season Friendly between Cork City and Wolverhampton Wanderers on July 18, 2016 in Cork, Ireland.

The Magpies goalkeeper has come under some fire following his mishap against Wolves in Monday night's Premier League clash at Molineux.

Carl Ikeme of Wolves shouts instructions during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Amex Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Brighton,...

Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Carl Ikeme has defended his fellow goalkeeper Martin Dubravka following the Newcastle United stopper's role in the Molineux side equalising late on in Monday night's Premier League encounter between the two teams.

The Magpies headed into the latter stages of the game a goal to the good after Isaac Hayden had opened the scoring on 56 minutes, latching on to Fabian Schar's pass and wrong-footing goalkeeper Rui Patricio with his low effort.

Although Wolves dominated proceedings in the first half and created numerous chances in the second, they appeared unable to break down the tenacious Newcastle defence, but in the 95th minute, Willy Boly climbed above Dubravka to head in Adama Traore's lofted cross for a 1-1 final score.


Reaction to the Slovakia international's mishap was split, with some criticising him and others defending him - indeed, Rafael Benitez did the former (as quoted by Sky Sports News) before appearing to do a u-turn and backing his player (as quoted by The Guardian).

Ikeme took to Twitter to express his opinion on Dubravka and he had sympathy for his fellow keeper, declining to describe it as weak goalkeeping and deeming it more of a timing issue - as well as having a joke about the kind of people who play in goal:

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