Bruno Guimaraes lifts Newcastle with ‘magnificent’ performance as Leicester’s set-piece frailty costs them again – hits and misses

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With three goals in his first 11 appearances for Newcastle, Bruno Guimaraes has already scored as many as he managed in 71 games for his previous club Lyon.

The Magpies knew they were getting a player when they signed him from the French side in January, but not one who would fire the goals that might just clinch their Premier League survival.


The midfielder followed up his crucial strike against Southampton last month with a match-winning double against Leicester on Sunday, poking through the legs of Kasper Schmeichel following a corner in the first half, then heading into an empty net from Joe Willock’s deflected cross deep in stoppage time.

Guimaraes was already a fan favourite at St James’ Park – he has been ever since his £40m arrival in the north-east – but having put Newcastle 12 points clear of the relegation zone with only six games of the season left to play, he is now a full-on hero.

Sunday’s game did not afford him many opportunities to do the things he does best. In fact, he completed only 16 passes across the 95 minutes as Leicester dominated possession and territory.

But what he showed instead was a willingness to muck in and do the dirty work, winning duels, disrupting Leicester attacks and covering more ground – 11.6km – than any other player on the pitch.


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Title: Bruno Guimaraes lifts Newcastle with ‘magnificent’ performance as Leicester’s set-piece frailty costs them again – hits and misses
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Published Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2022 17:40:00 BST

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