Father of Newcastle United sensation posts emotional message after major breakthrough

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Lewis Miley’s dad shares emotional message after Newcastle United debut

Lewis Miley’s dad has penned an emotional tribute to his son after he made his senior debut for Newcastle United at just 17-years-old.

The homegrown player came on for his boyhood club during the second half of the Magpies’ 1-1 draw against Chelsea, replacing United’s other Geordie youngster 20-year-old Elliot Anderson.

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Anthony Gordon, Kieran Trippier and Lewis Miley warm up at Stamford Bridge.Anthony Gordon, Kieran Trippier and Lewis Miley warm up at Stamford Bridge.
Anthony Gordon, Kieran Trippier and Lewis Miley warm up at Stamford Bridge.

In the process, Miley became Newcastle’s youngest ever player in the Premier League (and was just one-inch away from becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer too) leading to a lot of fanfare amongst supporters.

But no one was more proud than Miley’s father who took to Twitter to share his feelings. Alongside an adorable photo of Miley as a child in a Toon strip and one of him being subbed on at Stamford Bridge, he said: ‘What a feeling seeing you make your premier league debut for your boyhood club son.’

The midfielder was pulled out of England’s under-17 Euro squad due to Newcastle United being plagued with injuries ahead of the final games of the season. It was only at the start of the month that Miley signed his first professional contract on his 17th birthday.

Miley himself took to Instagram to celebrate his achievement, writing: ‘What a day & what a feeling !! Making my premier league debut for my boyhood club thank you for all the messages !’

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And his post was met with celebratory comments from his teammates, with Sean Longstaff commenting ‘Love it superstar! You deserve it’ and Jacob Murphy: ‘Congrats Lewy, well deserved.’

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