Almost a year after signing for the Magpies in a record-breaking deal, Newcastle United midfielder Miguel Almiron finally opened his account for the club in their last gasp 1-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace – with the star’s celebration particularly capturing the hearts of supporters.
Steve Bruce’s side had to wait until the 83rd minute for Almiron’s eventual heroics, with the Paraguayan instinctively half-volleying the ball past a helpless Eagles keeper to seal all three points for the home side.
What followed was a euphoric moment for the player and supporters alike, with the 25-year-old waving his Newcastle jersey in celebration before sharing a moment with one of the ball boys on the near touchline.
It was a long time coming for the Paraguay international, signed from MLS side Atalanta United last January, and he’ll be looking to build on that moment and grab even more for the Magpies as they continue to surpass expectations this season.
Following the iconic aftermath of the goal, supporters highlighted the brilliant celebrations between Almiron and the ball boy – perhaps getting a little bit emotional.
Here’s what they had to say on social media.
That’s what football is all about, sock to death of all the whinging, arguing, fighting, when it should be about what happens on the pitch. Too many forget that and end up having a go at journalists etc
— James Colwill (@jamescolwill) December 22, 2019
Was absolutely fantastic ❣️
— Elachi Gabriel Elachi (ACIPM, MNIM, BSc. IRPM) (@TripseyMeta4Z) December 21, 2019
— Greg (@gregorvich) December 22, 2019
Its bairns like that, that will be our future. Our support is 2nd to none and we needs bairns like him growing up knowing what its all about. What #nufc supporters are all about! He can say ‘i was there’ i litterally was there! 😀◼️◻️◼️◻️◼️
— NorthumbrianMag1892 (@NorthumbrianM) December 22, 2019
When the goal was scored, we were all Ethan!
— Guy N. Cognito (@Sheffieldmagpie) December 22, 2019
— CushdelaCush (@cushdela) December 22, 2019
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