Lewis Miley Matches Premier League Record with First Goal for Newcastle
In a triumphant 3-0 victory over Fulham at St James’ Park on Saturday, Lewis Miley secured his maiden goal for Newcastle, simultaneously matching a longstanding Premier League record once held by a former Manchester United prodigy.
Amidst a season plagued by injuries for the Toon, the 17-year-old has emerged as a standout performer under the stewardship of Eddie Howe. Having faced formidable opponents such as Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United without displaying any signs of intimidation, Miley’s breakthrough moment materialized in the second half against a ten-man Fulham.
The expulsion of Raul Jimenez created an opportune moment for Miley, who adeptly received a precision pass from Bruno Guimaraes and confidently dispatched the ball past Bernd Leno, sparking exuberance on both the field and in the stands. This pivotal goal set the stage for Newcastle’s seventh consecutive home league victory, a noteworthy resurgence following their exit from the Champions League.
In achieving this milestone, Miley has now become the youngest Premier League goalscorer since Federico Macheda’s memorable strike in 2009. Additionally, he etched his name in Newcastle’s annals as the youngest-ever Premier League goalscorer, marking his emergence as a formidable talent.
Initially regarded as a youth prospect at the commencement of the season, Miley’s meteoric rise to a trusted first-team player under Coach Howe underscores the escalating confidence in his capabilities. While it is early in his journey, indications suggest that Newcastle may have unearthed a prodigious talent in the form of Lewis Miley.