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Lewis Miley grabs the headlines as Newcastle sink Fulham

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Newcastle eased to a 3-0 win over Fulham Saturday after a bump in their recent Premier League form. 

There were fears that Newcastle could head to a trio of defeats in the Premier League with recent form taking a dive along with an exit from the Champions League and Europe altogether in midweek.

However, it felt like a vintage display under Eddie Howe as the Magpies picked up the three points at St James’ Park against Fulham.

Sure, it could have been a different game should Raul Jimenez not channelled a wrestler from the early 2000s with his foul on Sean Longstaff earning him a red card after 22 minutes.

But it was 17-year-old Lewis Miley who grabbed the headlines after he netted his first senior goal for Newcastle in the 57th minute, making him the youngest player to score the Toon in the Premier League.

His well-taken finish 10 minutes into the second half gave Newcastle the confidence to kick on in the game which led to Miguel Almiron and the returning Dan Burns finding the net, giving Howe’s side their seventh consecutive home league win.

Who stood out for Newcastle?

It was a steady, comfortable display for Newcastle as they looked to arrest their recent slide in form with the three points at home. Several players were back to their best, including Anthony Gordon who was a constant menace to the Cottagers.

Miguel Almiron was also in good form with his link-up play in the final third giving Newcastle plenty of avenue of opportunity.

Sven Botman got some much needed minutes under his belt, as he came on as a late substitute, putting an ease on the injury crisis at St James’ Park.

However, it will be Lewis Miley who rightly grabs the headlines and after crowning his recent good form with his first goal in a senior shirt and even better for him that it came at home.

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