One day Bruno Guimaraes might have a bad game. But yesterday wasn’t it.
The Newcastle midfielder was exceptional once again, helping Eddie Howe’s side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at St James’ Park.
The win moved the Magpies up to 11th, reaching the illustrious 40 points mark. Miguel Almiron scored the only goal of the game, set up by Bruno’s glorious half-volley pass.
The assist comes just days after the Brazilian bagged a brace to beat Leicester. It was a wonderful pass from the 24-year-old, but he showed other sides to his game in the win over Palace.
Bruno Guimaraes could’ve lost his cool, but he didn’t
Bruno received some rough treatment from the Crystal Palace players last night.
They tried their best to unsettle the midfielder. Wilfried Zaha in particular seemed annoyed by the Brazil international’s presence. He was also wiped out by Conor Gallagher, who was hooked early in the second half.
It was probably the most physical match Bruno has experienced since his move to England. He received special treatment, with the Palace players clearly targeting the number 39.
But he never reacted. He didn’t lose his cool. He got on with his game and continued breaking up attacks and keeping possession.
Bruno has shown so much since his move to Newcastle. He’s got goals and an assist, while he can dictate a game like we saw vs Wolves.
He was fantastic off the ball against Leicester, while we all know about his passion on the pitch.
But his temperament was clear last night. He didn’t crack under the pressure. Palace’s attempts to fluster and unsettle him failed.
Bruno came out on top once again, and was probably the Magpies’ man of the match for the third game running.
Every game he’s showing fans something new to his game, which highlights just what an outstanding talent Newcastle have.