Newcastle were beaten 4-0 by Wolves in a pre-season friendly in China, on the day Steve Bruce was appointed as the club’s new manager.
Bruce was travelling to the Far East as Wolves took a 3-0 half-time lead in the Asia Cup, with Morgan Gibbs-White scoring once and Diogo Jota twice.
The Magpies improved after the break but Tom Allan’s own goal completed a comprehensive defeat.
Wolves will face Manchester City or West Ham in the final on Saturday.
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