Newcastle United youngster breaks 17-year Champions League record during narrow defeat to AC Milan

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Newcastle United managed to break one commendable Champions League record despite their loss to AC Milan.

Newcastle United fans were forced to close the book on this year’s fairytale European adventure as they fell to a dramatic 2-1 loss at home to seven-time winners AC Milan.

Despite their early exit, the Magpies will have many fond memories of their first European campaign in 20 years.

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These great moments for supporters include an historic 4-1 victory against French champions PSG and hard fought draws at both the San Siro and the Parc des Princes.

Another huge positive for Eddie Howe to take from the competition has been the commendable performances of some of Newcastle’s brightest young talents including Tino Livramento and Anthony Gordon.

But one youngster who took the majority of the headlines during the most recent defeat to AC Milan was youngster Lewis Miley who showed excellent composure and skill in the heart of the midfield.

The 17-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise into the first team picture since making his competitive debut against Chelsea on the final day of last season.

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Overall, Miley had made nine first team appearances in all competitions this season, and although his call up was forced by an injury crisis, he has never looked out of place in the first team picture when facing off against a host of talented and experienced professionals.

Miley’s impact on the first team stage has been exemplary and he played a key role in assisting Joelinton’s opening goal to add his name into the Champions League history books.

Miley’s assist for Newcastle’s opener makes him officially the youngest player to assist a goal for an English club in the history of the competition at just 17 years and 226 days - eclipsing the record of 17 years and 250 days that was previously held by Theo Walcott for Arsenal in November 2006.

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