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Newcastle United: Fans vent frustrations at Miguel Almiron’s role in Brighton draw

Newcastle United: Fans vent frustrations at Miguel Almiron’s role in Brighton draw

Many Newcastle United supporters have taken to social media to vent their frustrations on Miguel Almiron’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion, with plenty feeling the Paraguayan had a ‘nightmare’ game.

Almiron’s starting role in the Magpies’ goalless draw with the Seagulls on Saturday was the 25-year-old’s sixth start of the Premier League campaign, but once again saw the 20-cap international fail to register his first goal in Black and White (TransferMarkt).

The former Atlanta United star has now played in 16 fixtures for Newcastle since his January move from MLS for what was a club-record fee and has fashioned a total of 27 shots for the Magpies in those (WhoScored).

Almiron’s efforts against Brighton on Saturday saw the Asuncion-born midfielder enjoy two strong chances to open his United account before being hauled off in the 73rd minute, although he failed to beat Mat Ryan with either.

The Chronicle rated his game a five out of ten as he put together some ‘decent runs’, although WhoScored only registered Almiron beating a Brighton player once from three attempts – fewer successful dribbles than Fabian Schar (3) and Christian Atsu (2).

Almiron also misplaced 70% of his ten attempted passes and was dispossessed once – no Brighton player misplaced more than 25% (Martin Montoya) of their passes.

Justifiably, then, many Newcastle fans were far from impressed with Almiron’s performance…

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