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Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron is expected to keep his place in the Newcastle United team ahead of the trip to Manchester to face title contenders Manchester City in the Premier League on Boxing Day. The Paraguay player should keep his place despite being substituted during the disappointing Carabao Cup quarterfinal exit at the hands of London team Brentford in midweek. Paraguay midfielder Almiron played 65 minutes of the Brentford game before making way for striker Dwight Gayle.


Miguel Almiron was unable to affect the Carabao Cup clash with Brentford in a positive way though it must be stated that the scoreline was goalless by the time the Paraguay national team star was replaced by his English counterpart. Brentford scored the only goal of proceedings around one minute after he was subbed off. Josh da Silva was responsible for the goal that sealed a famous 1-0 home win over the Magpies thereby securing a spot in the semi-finals. Brentford were able to make history by qualifying for the last four of a major cup competition for the first time ever.Brentford will now face another Premier League team in Tottenham Hotspur in the last four of the competition in what’s a London Derby to determine who will qualify for the final.
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Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron is the recipient of the fastest goal in the Premier League this season after he netted his first goal this term during the win over West Brom at the weekend. The Paraguay international hit the opening goal of the game after 19 seconds to set hosts Newcastle United on their way to victory over struggling West Brom. Miguel Almiron holds the record for the quickest goal as a result of that strike against the Baggies. He has scored that solitary goal plus one assist in 11 league games this season though he was more productive in the EFL Cup this term with one goal and two assists in three games.


The early goal from Paraguay international Almiron gave the Magpies a slender first half. Fullback Darnell Furlong equalised for the visitors five minutes into the second half. The Baggies were closing in on a point until the final ten minutes of the game when substitute Dwight Gayle powered in a header off the cross from another substitute to win the game for Newcastle United. Miguel Almiron played for 86 minutes before he was subbed off for United States of America international De Andre Yedlin. The Newcastle United has scored two goals in 26 outings for Paraguay since his international career started five years ago.
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