Chris Wood scored the only goal of the game as Newcastle beat Wolves to end a three-match losing run in the Premier League.
Bruno Guimaraes was handed a first start at St James’ Park on Friday evening.
The Brazil international and Emil Krafth replaced the injured Joe Willock and Javier Manquillo in the team which started Sunday’s 5-1 defeat at Tottenham.
Wolves boss Bruno Lage also made two changes with Hwang Hee-chan and Luke Cundle coming in for Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence.
Newcastle thought they had taken a 24th-minute lead when Chris Wood fired home after Guimaraes had exchanged passes with substitute Miguel Almiron and crossed, only for the strike to be ruled out for offside after a VAR review.
The home side got their chance when Sa upended Wood after he had run on to Joelinton’s pass and referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot.
The New Zealand international sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot to finally break the deadlock with 18 minutes remaining.
Fabio Silva twice went close for the visitors as they belatedly established a measure of control, but it ultimately proved too little, too late as the Magpies managed to hang on to win 1-0.
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