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Newcastle fans react to Almiron display v Hibs

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was bought for goals, with the attacking midfielder scoring 22 in 70 games for Atlanta before his big-money move last January. 

So far, though, it hasn’t happened for him at Newcastle.

He didn’t score in the 10 games he played in last season, although he came close to breaking his duck a number of times.

He should have scored last night in the 3-1 win against Hibs. He was played through by Jonjo Shelvey but was denied by a good save from Ofir Marciano. 

It means the goal hunt goes on and there are plenty of Newcastle who are desperate for him to score, with one saying it would settle him down and “more will follow”.

The good news for Newcastle is that his underlying stats are good – in the 10 games he played last he averaged 2.11 shots per 90 minutes and had an xG of 0.19 [wyscout.com]. That’s only slightly down on his career xG of 0.23 and a goal every five games would be a fantastic return for Newcastle next season.

Here’s what the Newcastle were saying about Almiron last night:

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