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Newcastle United: Saint-Maximin, Targett and Almiron struggle vs Wolves

Newcastle United: Saint-Maximin, Targett and Almiron struggle vs Wolves -Newcastle United News

Newcastle United managed to scrape a narrow 1-0 win at home to Wolves in the Premier League on Friday night, despite the visitors dominating the ball.

Offensively, the hosts did manage to record 12 shots on goal compared to the Wanderers’ five, but both sides were largely wasteful in attack in an underwhelming encounter.

As such, The Transfer Tavern have now used statistical experts SofaScore to analyse who the three worst performers (to have played at least 45 minutes) were for the North East club at St. James’ Park, should these men be worried after their chances under Eddie Howe?

Miguel Almiron

Given a 6.6 rating, Almiron, who had to come on in the 13th minute for the injured Ryan Fraser, ranked as the Tyneside outfit’s third-worst player on the night.

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The Paraguay international lost out on four of his duels, and also failed to record a single shot on target, accurate cross or long ball, giving possession away six times in total.

Linked with a move away this summer and starting just 13 times in the league, might this have been the pacy attacker’s last chance to impress?

Matt Targett

Targett was ranked as the Magpies’ second-worst performer with a 6.5 overall rating.

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The left-back lost eight duels, and made no successful dribbles, clearances or key passes, while he was also dribbled past a team-high three times.

He lost the ball on no fewer than on 20 separate occasions in total, the joint-second most out of any player on the pitch, but one would think he’s done enough this year to convince Howe to sign him permanently.

Allan Saint-Maximin

With a 6.4 rating, Saint-Maximin ranked as the Toon’s worst player on the night.

The French winger was unsuccessful in a staggering 15 of his individual duels, by far the most out of any player, while he also failed to score with his four shots at goal, and managed no key passes or accurate crosses.

Dribbled past twice, Saint-Maximin was also guilty of giving the ball away 23 times, again the most of any player on the pitch, in what was a disappointing night for the fan favourite winger.

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