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.
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.
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.
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