December 21, 2019 / 5:05 PM / a month ago

Soccer-Almiron breaks duck to earn Newcastle win over Palace

NEWCASTLE, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Miguel Almiron’s late goal sealed a 1-0 victory for Newcastle United in a poor game at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Almiron finally broke his Newcastle duck in the 83rd minute of his 27th league appearance for the club when he struck home left-footed.

The Paraguay international fired the winner after Andy Carroll had headed down inside a crowded area.

Victory saw Newcastle leapfrog Palace into the top-half of the table with 25 points from 18 games. (Reporting by Martyn Herman Editing by Ian Chadband)

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