Newcastle United suffered a 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday evening and Miguel Almiron was one of many players who underperformed. The 28-year-old started on the wing and failed to make an impact offensively, leading to him being hooked by Eddie Howe in the second half.

Lee Ryder of Chronicle Live gave Almiron a player rating of 4/10, saying he had ‘no impact’ in the game and had a ‘poor first half’ in particular. Ryder added how he wasn’t surprised to see the Paraguayan international substituted after the break, so that summed up his evening.

Against Man City, Almiron played for 79 minutes, failed to take a shot, had 26 touches, failed to whip in a cross, completed 73.3% of his 15 passes, failed to create a chance, made four tackles, failed to make a dribble, had two interceptions, gave away one foul and made one clearance.

The 28-year-old has made 28 Premier League appearances this season, scoring just one goal. Almiron works hard in games and that is recognised by supporters, but his goal output is woeful. Newcastle are expected to bolster their attack this summer, so the Paraguayan might be on the chopping block.

In other news, Chris Wood could be benched again v Man City