Newcastle fans slam Almiron display v Norwich

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This really wasn’t the start that Steve Bruce was hoping for at Newcastle. He angered the fans before the game when he said pre-match that it would be good to nick a result at newly-promoted Norwich, but as it turned out they got a thumping courtesy of a Teemu Pukki hat-trick. One of the worst culprits in black-and-white was Miguel Almiron. The attacker, who signed for £21m in January, was full of running but had zero end product. Incredibly, he didn’t manage to put one cross in all game [wyscout] and didn’t make a single long pass. Worse, he made 54 total actions in the game and was only successful with 26 of them. Newcastle fans are right to be expecting a lot more from the 25-year-old. Almiron also came in for criticism from Alan Shearer on Match of the Day (BBC1, Saturday, 10.30pm), who said: “Almiron hasn’t scored for Newcastle and one of the reasons why is his lack of movement. I spoke earlier about players getting into the box and gambling and he’s got to do that. He’s a forward, Newcastle need him to score and assist.” That was nothing compared to the criticism he got from the Newcastle fans though.

Here are the best reactions from angry fans on Twitter:

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