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Newcastle supporters frustrated by Miguel Almiron display against Villa

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Newcastle supporters frustrated by Miguel Almiron display against Villa

Newcastle United failed to hold on to a narrow lead against Steve Bruce’s old side Aston Villa on Wednesday evening as the Midlands side scored a late equaliser – and Newcastle supporters are frustrated with Miguel Almiron.

Almiron, 26, has started 30 of Newcastle’s 31 Premier League games with his lung-busting stamina and speed on the ball necessities in Newcastle’s counter-attacking style under Bruce.

But the Paraguay international’s return in front of goal has been below par. Whether he is playing as a winger or behind the striker, Almiron has only managed two goals and two assists in those 30 Premier League games.

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Yes, he has netted four times in five FA Cup games – but he has failed to mirror such form in the Premier League. Wednesday night’s showing against Villa was another example, as he missed a glorious chance in the second half.

Played in by Danny Rose, who was excellent at left-back, Almiron took a touch instead of shooting first time from six yards out. He slipped, with his scuffed effort hitting Tyrone Mings and going out for a corner.

It was a below-par display from Almiron, with Newcastle scoring through substitute Dwight Gayle – only for Ahmed Elmohamady to equalise. Newcastle supporters reacted in frustrated mood at Almiron’s display on Twitter.

 

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