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Miguel Almiron sends one-word to Bruno Guimaraes after he misses his penalty for Newcastle last night
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Miguel Almiron sends one-word to Bruno Guimaraes after he misses his penalty for Newcastle last night

Miguel Almiron has sent a one-word response to Bruno Guimaraes on Instagram after he missed his penalty for Newcastle United last night. 

The Magpies were held to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace at St James’ Park last night but progressed to the fourth round of the EFL Cup on penalties. 

Chris Wood, Kieran Trippier and Joelinton made no mistake with their spot-kicks as they bagged Newcastle’s first three during the shootout. 

But Newcastle missed their next two and Guimaraes put his effort over the bar after coming on as a second-half substitute. 

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Nick Pope proved to be the hero though as he made three saves to deny Luka Milivojevic, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Malcolm Ebiowei from the spot. 

The Magpies advanced to the fourth round of the competition but Guimaraes issued an apology on Instagram after the game. 

Almiron send one-word to Guimaraes 

Guimaraes posted a heartfelt apology to Newcastle fans on Instagram and praised Pope for his heroic display. 

He wrote: It’s about being a hero and a villain, always live on the good side of the story, I’m tired of taking decisive penalties and making and today for the first time I had the unhappiness of missing my first penalty, horrible feeling! 

“Anyone who knows me knows how much I charge and how hard I work to not make mistakes. But that’s football. 

“I will keep training and do my best to minimize mistakes. I would like to apologise to my teammates and the fans and congratulate Nick Pope that’s why you are one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League! We continue firm in search of our goals.” 

The Newcastle players rallied behind the Brazilian by replying underneath the post. 

Almiron replied: “Crack,” alongside a wand emoji. Matt Targett replied with the same word but used a star emoji instead. 

And Allan Saint-Maximin labelled Guimaraes ‘the best,” as a show of support for his teammate. 

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Guimaraes’ miss didn’t prove costly for Newcastle thanks to a brilliant penalty shootout display from Pope. 

The 24-year-old has been outstanding for Eddie Howe’s men over the past ten months and Newcastle fans probably won’t be too bothered by his miss. 

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