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Miguel Almiron named Premier League Player of the Month for October

It is Miggy, not Jack Grealish!

Barclays Premier League Manager & Player Of The Month Awards Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

With three months of the 2022/23 season in the books, it made sense for the Premier League to finally hand a Player of the Month award to the most beloved of all Magpies and current holder of a very sweet 3rd-place in the EPL table: Miggy Almirón!

After getting his first trophy coming from Newcastle United’s offices this season just a few days ago, after putting up a masterful run of performances during the 10th month of the 2022 calendar year, Miggy is now officially a top-not, no-Jack, EPL Player of the Month winner.

Newcastle, which have gone on to enjoy an unbeaten month in October, showcased the talents of Miggy on a weekly basis as the little man started the month with a two-piece against Fulham only to add another banger against Brentford after that.

Miggy put one more past Everton’s Jordan Pickford, another one against the Spurs, and finally one more against Aston Villa this past weekend to wrap October up.

Most impressive of all is the fact that Almiron actually beat teammates Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier to the award as they were also shortlisted for the award, which was entirely decided by a public vote.

Here are Miggy’s performances through the end of October, including his basic and advanced statistics courtesy of FBref:

Here are two different visualizations highlighting Miggy’s exploits over the past four weeks of play, both on defense and offense.

And of course, his bagged bangers.

It looks like scoring goals is a problem for this team no more, and that's all by virtue of Don Miguel Almirón!

The Paraguay international also had some words to share with NUFC TV:

“I’m really, really happy at receiving this award.”

“It’s lovely on a personal note and a very nice moment for me to win something like this as a player, but it’s all about the team.”

“In order to get this award, I owe a lot. I’d like to thank all my teammates, the manager and also the fans as well because as you know, I’ve enjoyed their support and the confidence they’ve shown in me right from the start of my time here in Newcastle. It’s very much down to all those people for this award, and I’m grateful to all of them for it.”

Wor Miggy.