Miguel Almiron and surprise Newcastle United star named in ex-West Ham boss’ Team of the Week
The pair were praised for their impact during Newcastle United’s win at Fulham.
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Former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp named two Newcastle United players in his Premier League Team of the Week.
Eddie Howe’s side beat 10-man Fulham 4-1 on Saturday afternoon to seal their second win of the 2022-23 campaign.
Indeed, there is zero surprise over Miguel Almiron’s inclusion in Redknapp’s TOTW after his brace at Craven Cottage.
The Paraguayan netted a goal of the season contender to put United 2-0 up in West London after Callum Wilson’s 11th-minute opener.
Sean Longstaff added a third before Almiron rounded off the scoring for United on 57 minutes.
“He’s brilliant,” said Redknapp. “I’ve watched his first goal a few times, and I’m still unsure how he managed to guide that into the net. It was a marvellous bit of technique.
“And his run for his second was fantastic, he made it look easy. Newcastle fans must be really excited by what they are seeing.”
Almiron was later denied via the offside flag, as was Ryan Fraser. Fulham then pulled a goal back towards the end through Bobby Decordova-Reid.
But it wasn’t just Almiron’s performance Redknapp was impressed by.
The 75-year-old singled out Joe Willock for praise after he assisted Wilson’s opener and Almiron’s second.
“Two assists for Willock on a day where I thought Newcastle were just fantastic,” Redknapp added.
“He’s got a great understanding with Almiron and Wilson, which is so important. Eddie Howe will be delighted to see how they’re progressing.”
Harry Redknapp team in full: Neto (Bournemouth), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham), Conor Coady (Everton), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Ben White (Arsenal), Leandro Trossard (Brighton), Joe Willock (Newcastle), Miguel Almiron (Newcastle), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal).