Newcastle United put some breathing room between themselves and the relegation zone with a comfortable 2-0 win over Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town at St James’ Park on Saturday.
The fixture also marked Miguel Almiron’s full debut for the Magpies. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder became the Tyneside club’s most expensive ever signing in January when he arrived for £20 million from MLS outfit Atlanta United.
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The 14-cap Paraguay international impressed against the Terriers, bringing pace, energy and invention to Rafa Benitez’s side’s play. He also seemed to combine well with his fellow attackers, especially Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez.
Newcastle need Almiron to live up to his price tag if they’re to comfortably avoid relegation this season. His performance this weekend suggests that it was money well spent though.
After the match, loads of Newcastle fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over Almiron’s impact and what he promises for the future…
Great performance from Almiron, get that lad a buzz lightyear!! pic.twitter.com/WoVrQ2Xs3r
— Sammy C (Blue tick here) (@SammyCthe1st) 23 February 2019
Twiggy Almiron .. He was absolutely smashing today, really classy.
— Nufctony (@ACunningham07) 23 February 2019
— Jamie Paul York (@JamiePaulYork) 23 February 2019
almiron needs a statue already
— ً (@nufcdylan) 23 February 2019
Superb start for Almiron, imagine the noise had that chance gone in? And once again, a stunning display from Longstaff. Onwards and upwards. Tuesday is just as big. Howay The Lads! #NUFC
— Wor Flags (@worflags) 23 February 2019
Definitely confident of staying up now after seeing what Almirón brings to the team. Quality player and can see why Rafa had him top of his list. Played really well with Perez as well Roll on Tuesday
— Neil J R (@NeilJonNUFC) 23 February 2019
Almiron brought a new pace around #Nufc today. He made Rondon look alive, and Longstaff & Hayden can not be taken out of the side. Howay the lads
— Neil Hindson (@NeilHindson) 23 February 2019
I know it was only the bottom of the Premiership but for once we looked a threat going forward and created several clear chances. Just need to be more clinical and put more of them away. I feel the performance was the result of the extra energy from the new addition Almiron.
— Mark boyer (@boyer04) 23 February 2019