Former Atlanta United attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron is hitting his form at the right time for English Premier League side Newcastle United.
The Paraguayan star scored in his third-consecutive match on Tuesday, helping the Magpies to a 4-1 replay win over Rochdale in the FA Cup. Almiron scored his team’s third goal in the 26th minute, following a misplaced pass from Rochdale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
Steve Bruce’s side advanced into the fourth round of the prestigious tournament, setting up a date with League One side Oxford United on Jan. 25th.
Almiron scored in a 1-1 draw at Premier League foe Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend while also tallying in Newcastle’s first FA Cup matchup against Rochdale, a 1-1 draw on the road. The 25-year-old has now scored four goals in his last seven appearances for the club, erasing a lengthy drought which saw him goalless in his first 10 months on Tyneside.
The Magpies return to Premier League play on Jan. 18th at St. James Park against Chelsea.