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Miguel Almiron endeared himself to Newcastle fans everywhere just seconds into his debut

Newcastle's club-record signing made an immediate impact but not in the conventional way

Talk about winning the fans over straight away.

Miguel Almiron’s arrival at Newcastle ended Michael Owen’s 13-and-a-half year legacy as their club-record signing.

As you would expect, Owen is absolutely gutted about it.


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The new kid on the block

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The new kid on the block

It took just a matter of seconds into his debut – a 20 minute cameo off the bench against Wolves – for Almiron to win the hearts and minds of Newcastle fans everywhere.

The Paraguayan didn’t score, nor did he provide an assist. It was something far more basic than that.

With what was just his second touch in a Newcastle shirt, Almiron committed the most cynical of fouls, much to delight of the travelling Toon contingent.

The 25-year-old started a Newcastle counter-attack after picking up the ball

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The 25-year-old started a Newcastle counter-attack after picking up the ball

He found Matt Richie before making a darting run forward with into the Wolves half

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He found Matt Richie before making a darting run forward with into the Wolves half

Ritchie played an ambitious pass down the line and the chase was on between Almiron and Conor Coady

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Ritchie played an ambitious pass down the line and the chase was on between Almiron and Conor Coady

The Paraguayan was a clear second favourite to win the duel but remained determined to reach it

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The Paraguayan was a clear second favourite to win the duel but remained determined to reach it

The new arrival ruthlessly clattered into Coady

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The new arrival ruthlessly clattered into Coady

The Wolves captain was sent flying off the pitch and Almiron’s place in Newcastle folklore was confirmed

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The Wolves captain was sent flying off the pitch and Almiron’s place in Newcastle folklore was confirmed

Somehow Almiron avoided a yellow card for the foul and his actions were emphatically cheered by Newcastle fans.

It was celebrated as if he’d just scored his first goal for the club.

Seemingly it doesn’t take much to please Newcastle fans.

Steady on mate, you’ve seen him for ten seconds

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Steady on mate, you’ve seen him for ten seconds

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