Date: 25th August 2019 at 9:00pm
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Stan Collymore has heaped praise on Newcastle United for their work rate and counter attackers in the 1-0 win away at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

Steve Bruce saw his side pick up their first points of the season thanks to Joelinton opening his Newcastle account in the first half after a clever pass by substitute Christian Atsu.

Collymore was impressed with the improvement he saw from the Magpies and has revealed that he is a fan of Paraguayan attacker Miguel Almiron.

“Thought Newcastle were very good today. Managed to put fear into Spurs with pacey counter attacks and impressive work rate,” the ex-Liverpool forward said via his personal Twitter account on Sunday night.

“Makes you wonder how last week managed to be so insipid and uninspiring when today was the opposite.”

“Really like Almiron.”

OPINION

Almiron showed a lot of hard work and effort in the win at Tottenham but he must still be annoyed to have failed to register a single goal or assist since joining Newcastle from Atlanta United in January. Almiron tore up the MLS with Atlanta and while he has looked good in certain matches for the Magpies, there is a sense that he has been flattering to deceive. Yes, he looks good against Tottenham because he was very mobile, won several free-kicks and was a nuisance for Danny Rose. However according to stats by WhoScored, Almiron still failed to make a single key pass or even complete a dribble at Tottenham. Christian Atsu came off the bench and had more of an impact in his time on the pitch than Almiron has had all season so far. Almiron’s display was an improvement but he is still some way off being the player that every one hoped he would be when Rafa Benitez signed him in January.