Eddie Howe reacts to Newcastle United’s rampant Fulham win - and a Miguel Almiron special

Newcastle United recorded a 4-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League.

<p>Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on October 01, 2022 in London, England.</p>

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring their sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on October 01, 2022 in London, England.

Newcastle United put on a rampant display at Craven Cottage as they hammered 10-man Fulham 4-1 in the Premier League.

A sensational Miguel Almiron double, the first of which was a goal of the season contender, as well as strikes from Callum Wilson and Sean Longstaff made sure all three points headed back to Tyneside - the first time United have won since the opening day of the campaign.

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrate with team mates Dan Burn, Sven Botman and Fabian Schar after scoring their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on October 01, 2022 in London, England.

Bobby Decordova-Reid scored a late consolation for the home side, who had Nathaniel Chalobah sent off for a late challenge on Longstaff after just eight minutes.

And this is how Eddie Howe reacted to the result: “It has been a long time coming. We have had a long wait for the second win of the season.

“Right from the start we had a good feeling, with good energy, and created chances early on. Obviously the red card made it easier but I am very pleased with the players’ response. Their attitude - we wanted more, we weren’t happy with what we had, always trying to score.

“It’s been a very difficult two weeks, obviously we have had the international break with players going away, but we have also had a bit of illness in the camp, so it’s been a mixed two weeks but it didn’t show in our performance.”

On Almiron’s goal, Howe said: “He’s capable of doing magical things and for me, that was a magical goal.

“Bruno again involved, they’ve got a really good understanding.

“I’m delighted for Miggy, he’s such an infectious character. His work epitomises our play. It was great to see him rewarded with the two goals.”