Miguel Almiron shines as Newcastle beat 10-man Huddersfield

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey gives the thumbs

Jonjo Shelvey could make his first Newcastle appearance since 5 January

Huddersfield had started confidently and it took Newcastle time to work their way into the game, and they were desperately unfortunate not to take the lead after mounting a flowing 12th-minute attack from deep inside their own half.

It took until a minute after the break for Rafael Benitez's men to take advantage of the extra man, but once Salomon Rondon gave them the lead, there was only going to be one victor, with Newcastle not having to wait too much longer to wrap up the three points. He netted the Magpies' victor in the reverse fixture against Huddersfield. Huddersfield remain 14 points adrift of safety and appear certain to be relegated.

Monday morning sees The Mail reporting that according to their information, Miguel Almiron is NOT Newcastle United's record signing. Smith vies for a 50-50 with Almiron and somewhat lunges into the tackle. He is nearly certain to keep his place here.

However, the dam finally broke 59 seconds into the second half, DeAndre Yedlin controlling Florian Lejeune's cross-field ball and playing in Perez, who combined with Isaac Hayden to tee up Rondon to fire through Lossl's legs.

"You wouldn't call the MLS perhaps the greatest league, but Atlanta are a very good team in that league and he was a big part of it". Newcastle's new-look forward line didn't so much walk into a bar, but more were given the freedom of St James' Park to help cement their growing cult status on Tyneside. The standing ovation he received after being substituted late on was richly deserved.

Saturday's convincing 2-0 victory over bottom of the table Huddersfield Town lifted Newcastle four points clear of 18th placed Southampton and they have a favourable run of fixtures coming up which could boost their chances.

Over that eight-game period, only the two Manchester clubs have won more points.

Salomon Rondon has been directly involved in 41% of Newcastle's 22 Premier League goals this season (6 goals, 3 assists).

- No side has picked up more red cards in the Premier League this season than Huddersfield (4, along with Everton and Leicester City).

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