Newcastle United beat Leicester City 1-0 on Friday night.
Newcastle United inched another step closer to Premier League survival on Friday night, beating Leicester City 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.
The Magpies travelled down to Leicester knowing that the Foxes had been in great form under new boss Brendan Rodgers, winning four games in a row under the Northern Irishman.
Leicester were subsequently hot favourites for the game, especially after Newcastle lost at home to Crystal Palace last weekend, but the Magpies produced a superb display.
Salomon Rondon rattled the woodwork for Newcastle before Ayoze Perez did find the net, heading home Matt Ritchie's cross with a fine run across the front post – and that proved to be the winner.
Newcastle were solid and resolute, battling for every ball as they claimed all three points and a clean sheet, meaning they are now all but safe in the Premier League for another year.
It was another game without a goal for playmaker Miguel Almiron though, as the Paraguayan made it nine games in black and white without a goal since his January move from Atlanta United.
The 25-year-old has still looked bright, but is clearly desperate for that first goal for the club, leading to a mixed response from fans on Twitter after Friday's display.
Some were critical of Almiron, feeling that he was trying too hard and simply isn't good enough as a club-record signing, with some even comparing him unfavourably to Jacob Murphy.
Others felt Almiron was 'sensational' and 'amazing', or even if he isn't quite at his best right now as he settles into life in the Premier League, he will be a real force next season.
Everytime Almiron gets the ball, I expect something to happen. And it often does, he just lacks that final bit. #NUFC— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) April 12, 2019
Almirón has been fantastic mind, goal just not came for him yet #NUFC— Leazes Mags (@LeazesMags) April 12, 2019
Almiron's body language has been very negative tonight. Looks very frustrated. #nufc— TheTrain (@TeamAndrew) April 12, 2019
Wasting possession when he runs into trouble Almirón mind #NUFC— Tony Walters (@Carmonte) April 12, 2019
#NUFC whoever told Rafa that Almiron is a good player and worth a club record fee, needs to go to spec savers.— GOODLAUGH (@G00DLAUGH) April 12, 2019
Miguel Almiron another amazing performance!— hafiz azman (@hafizzain2) April 12, 2019
Fabian Schar what a bargain for us to have him!
3 pts GET IN! #NUFC
Almiron seems a good player. Feeling that he’ll be a force next season #NUFC— Finlay Earnshaw (@FinlayE180) April 12, 2019
Almiron - he’s quick, he’s clever, he’s a menace & his passing can be quality, but i don’t think he’s ready for the Prem. He’ll be better next season i’m sure.— NUFC Away (@NUFC_1987) April 12, 2019
Miguel Almiron ran his heart out too. He just needs one goal. He looks desperate for it #NUFC— NICKY(@fORgEtMeAlWays_) April 12, 2019
Personally think Almiron is our best player by some distance, needs better players around him, can see him at a top team in a couple of years unfortunately for NUFC https://t.co/JNtttV9ADg— Leroy (@LeroyNUFC) April 13, 2019
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