Miley, 17, scores first senior goal as Newcastle beat 10-man Fulham

AP , Saturday 16 Dec 2023

A first senior goal by 17-year-old midfielder Lewis Miley set Newcastle on their way to a 3-0 win over 10-man Fulham and a seventh successive victory in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Newcastle United s English midfielder #67 Lewis Miley (C) shoots to score the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Fulham at St James Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on December 16, 2023. AFP


Miley, thrust into the action as a first-half substitute after Fabian Schar and Joelinton joined Newcastle's lengthy injury list, fired the Magpies into a 57th-minute lead before Miguel Almiron and Dan Burn added more goals.

Fulham striker Raul Jimenez was sent off in the 22nd for jumping into Sean Longstaff and knocking the midfielder to the ground with his backside. The Mexico international was initially given a yellow card. It was upgraded to red after a video review.

Hurting after a Champions League exit on Wednesday, Newcastle ended a run of three straight defeats in all competitions and jumped to sixth place.

Newcastle struck the bar through Anthony Gordon and wasted more opportunities by the time academy graduate Miley drove a low shot across goalkeeper Bernd Leno and inside the far post after Guimaraes dribbled into the penalty area.

The second goal arrived within seven minutes when Gordon’s through ball evaded Wilson and defender Antonee Robinson and fell nicely for Almiron to slot into an empty net.

It was 3-0 with eight minutes remaining when Burn bundled home at the far post after Leno repelled his initial header.

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