Almiron continues excellent form with NINTH league goal of the season

A player TRANSFORMED! Miguel Almiron continues his excellent run of form as he bags his NINTH Premier League goal of the season in his 16th game… matching his total from the previous 110 appearances

  • Miguel Almiron bagged his ninth league goal of the season against Leicester 
  • It was a classy finish from the midfielder after an undetected run into the box
  • He has as many Premier League goals this year as in the previous four combined
  • Newcastle’s 3-0 win over Leicester meant they moved second in the league 

Newcastle’s Miguel Almrion has netted his ninth Premier League goal of the season with a classy finish against Leicester.

Having started off the move from the right wing, Almiron played a simple one-two as he ran undetected into the box and slotted home to score Newcastle’s second in their 3-0 win.

The strike means he has now netted as many goals in 16 games this season as he had in his previous 110 Premier League appearances for the Magpies.

Miguel Almiron has now scored nine Premier League goals this season in just 16 games

He had managed the same tally in his previous 110 league games for Newcastle

The Paraguay international has been a key part of Eddie Howe’s turnaround at St James’ Park that has see his side rise to second in the Premier League. 

It has been quite the turnaround for Almiron, after he ended last season as something of a laughing stock after Jack Grealish took a drunken dig at Riyad Mahrez by saying he was ‘playing like Almiron’.

The Man City man has since apologised forhis remarks, labelling them ‘really stupid.’ He has scored four Premier League goals since joining the Etihad 18-months ago.

Almiron appears unfussed by the comments, as he told Sportsmail: ‘Jack’s a great player and I will always wish him all the best. He’s at Manchester City for good reason. I just avoid making any comparisons. It’s about me focusing on what I do. It’s no big deal.’ 

Eddie Howe’s side have leapfrogged Manchester City into second after beating Leicester

‘I’ve never had anything against Jack and have maintained all along that I think he’s a great player and a good guy. There’s never been any issue for me. It was a nice interview and the fact he spoke the way he did, that reinforces the type of person he is.’ 

He went on to say he would happily shake the England midfielder’s hand and put the incident behind them. 

Newcastle’s win on Boxing Day meant they leapfrogged Manchester City in the table (although the Cityzens do have two games in hand) and are now just four points off Premier League leaders Arsenal

If Howe’s men can keep up their current form, they may be on their way to playing in the Champions League for the first time in two decades.

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