Newcastle United made it two wins in succession with a solid 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park.

Steve Bruce’s men got off to the perfect start with Miguel Almiron put the Magpies ahead inside the first minute of the clash.

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Darnell Furlong restored parity for the Baggies early in the second half but a Dwight Gayle strike eight minutes from time ensured victory.

The win edged Newcastle up to 11th in the Premier League and Bruce will hope to continue picking up wins.

Following today’s victory, we looked at Newcastle’s best three players from the latest win.

Isaac Hayden

A testament to his teammates, himself and the football club, Hayden was simply brilliant.

The 25-year-old was called upon as a makeshift central defender by Bruce with his squad depleted due to a recent Covid-19 outbreak.

Hayden was nothing short of brilliant and he showcased the versatility the he brings to the Newcastle squad.

 

Hayden hasn’t always been a first-team regular this season but here he certainly highlighted what he can bring to the team.

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Miguel Almiron

Took his goal well, slotting past Sam Johnstone first time with his left foot after a nice pass from Joelinton.

The Paraguayan was the star man in the eyes of some pundits and the supporters will have been delighted with his latest showing.

Remarkably Almiron didn’t lose possession once, completing all 32 of his attempted passes during yesterday afternoon’s game (Who Scored).

It will now be hoped that the £42,000-a-week performer can kick on and bag a few more goals.

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Jonjo Shelvey

The central midfielder has quickly become a big player in the team under Steve Bruce’s management.

He has played seven times in the Premier League this season and rarely lets the Magpies down.

Here, an array of passing regularly got Newcastle going in the right direction and he put in a really mature performance.

Shelvey completed 87% of his passes at St James’ Park and West Brom had no answer for his brilliance on Saturday.

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