How will Newcastle recover after their awful showing against Leicester City?
Even though Isaac Hayden’s red card will potentially be used as an excuse for the terrible 5-0 defeat by the Foxes – in all fairness, the former Arsenal man can have no complaints – the Toon were far from good enough, and Steve Bruce has a lot of work to do to prepare his team for a difficult couple of fixtures. The north-east outfit will now play Manchester United and Chelsea in successive matches.
The former Sunderland boss will be hoping that Miguel Almiron’s form improves dramatically. So far this season, the Paraguay international has failed to register a single goal or assist. That follows on from last term, when he was also unable to open his goal contribution account.
Despite there being plenty of optimism when he joined the club from Atlanta United in January, the fans don’t seem too happy with him at the moment, and they slammed his display at the King Power Stadium.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Pretty much vs 9 men the way Almiron is playing.
— Zach Leggett (@Zach_Leggett) September 29, 2019
Not sure they are. Muto is horrific. Joelinton not showing anything. Almiron no end product. Dummett can defend but thinks the ball is on fire
— mark allman (@allman85) September 29, 2019
Almiron is worse then sammy ameobi. He is awful.
— rafa (@rafa201888) September 29, 2019
It’s starting to look like another week of Almiron doing absolutely nothing. Really hope he comes good but surely he has to be dropped soon? Otherwise what sort of message does it send to the players? Underperform and Bruce will still pick you?
— MatthewJM3 (@Matthew_JM3) September 29, 2019
Again Why is Almiron playing at all
— Benno (@BennoNUFC) September 29, 2019
#NUFC terrible and farcical refereeing decision however we have been awful and almiron needs dropped game gone now
— James Fernie (@JamesFernienufc) September 29, 2019
#nufc only we CD waste our record transfers fees on two wastes of space. Joelinton and, almiron anonymous.
— John D. Lewis (@John_D_Lewis) September 29, 2019
Not a great challenge but seen worse get yellows this season.
Not having Almiron at all just don’t see anything other than a headless chicken. I’m here to be proved wrong.
— SelbyMag (@stevecurry1970) September 29, 2019