Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce rewarded Miguel Almiron with a start in the League cup game against Blackburn Rovers after his impressive 6-minute cameo in the Premier League opener against West Ham.
The Paraguayan came off the bench in the win against the Hammers to set up the second goal for the Magpies.
Since his move from the U.S in 2019, Almiron has been rather underwhelming, failing to replicate his MLS numbers in England. However, the 26-year-old has slowly worked his way up and finally seems raring to show everyone what he’s got.
In what was his first start in the current campaign, the 26-year-old did exactly that. The midfielder put in a decent shift for a Newcastle side that featured ten changes from last week.
To cap his performance off, he even provided the match-winning assist for Ryan Fraser to send Newcastle to the third round of the League Cup.
The Magpies faithful were left in awe of the sumptuous defence-splitting reverse pass from Miguel Almiron which saw new signing Ryan Fraser score his first goal for Newcastle United.
Almiron has already provided two assists in two games this campaign. For comparison, he was only able to manage a couple of assists in the whole year and a half since signing from Atlanta United.
His resurgent form is undoubtedly a sign of things to come for the Magpies, who will be hoping to have the playmaker on top of his game for the whole season.
Check out the pass from Almiron below –
Miguel Almiron with the best reverse pass by any player in the last 20 years: pic.twitter.com/DE9SFzyqdp— ً (@wilInufc) September 15, 2020
🤤 Miggy’s pass— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 16, 2020
⚽️ Ryan Fraser off the mark#NUFC pic.twitter.com/WsCiWxpi80