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Miguel Almiron named Premier League Player of the Month for October

Miguel Almiron has won the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for October.

The Paraguayan beat teammates Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier to the prize, as well as Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Granit Xhaka, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and Leandro Trossard.

He kicked off the month in perfect fashion in Newcastle United’s 4-1 win away at newly-promoted Fulham. The playmaker scored a brace against the Whites, including a stunning volley from a tight angle in the first half.

And the former Atlanta United man continued this form into his next appearance, netting the fourth in the Magpies’ emphatic 5-1 victory against Brentford. After firing a blank at Old Trafford, he was back among the goals in the following week, bagging the winner against Everton.

Remarkably, he still wasn’t finished there. Almiron scored a fine solo goal away at Tottenham Hotspur, and then rounded off an outstanding October with a beauty against Aston Villa. This took his tally to six for the month.

His performances have been a huge contributor to Newcastle’s journey up the table. They currently sit in third place, behind just Arsenal and Manchester City. Meanwhile, only Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, and Aleksandar Mitrovic have scored more than Almiron’s eight for the season.

Almiron becomes only the seventh Newcastle player to win the Premier League Player of the Month award, after Rob Lee (Sept 1994, Nov 1995), David Ginola (Aug 1995), Alan Shearer (Sept 1998, Dec 2002, Oct 2003), Demba Ba (Dec 2011), Tim Krul (Nov 2013), and Joe Willock (May 2021).

Next up for Eddie Howe’s men is a home clash with Chelsea, in their final game before the World Cup. After the tournament, they face Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup, before rounding off 2022 with fixtures against Leicester City and Leeds United.

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