Newcastle fans give Almiron standing ovation after superb first start

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Rafa Benitez has a brilliant 7-word response for all of his critics during Newcastle stint

Huddersfield have lost 12 of their last 13 Premier League games, drawing the other.

It's been a great few weeks for these two clubs, both of whom have pulled away from the relegation zone with a run of fine form.

They report that so far Newcastle have only guaranteed £16m for the striker.

Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl prevented Newcastle from adding a third when he pulled off a quick reaction save to tip substitute Kenedy's volley onto the bar, while January signing Miguel Almiron hit the post earlier with a lofted effort on his home debut. More on him later.

Over that eight-game period, only the two Manchester clubs have won more points.

The return of Tom Heaton in goal seems to have made a real difference. "He has been really positive and it was a pity for him that he didn't score". I know we have to do a job, I know that we have to stay up and if we want to do that, I think we have to just stay focused on that. That looks worth backing. Newcastle have only scored 24 goals this season, but Burnley have conceded an alarming 48 goals.

The unders side of the bet is offered at [1.68].

Rafa Benítez's men took control of the first half after they doubled their lead thanks to Sean Longstaff.

Unfortunately, that proved to be the final clear-cut opening in the half as both sides struggled mount any serious chances in the latter stages of the stanza.

"Now he has to learn in the Premier League to understand what the physicality of the game means here, but I think he has the right mentality".

52' - GOAL! Newcastle 2-0 Huddersfield (Perez).

"Burnley are doing quite well, so we have to play with the same intensity as today and try to get three points in the next one and carry on".

A wonderful counter-attack nearly saw Almiron claim a goal early on, his dinked finish over Jonas Lossl striking the left-hand post, which Rondon then rattled on the follow up.

The Spurs striker almost marked his return with a goal as he cut in from the right before drilling a left-footed effort just wide of the upright on 15 minutes.

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