Miguel Almiron blow at Newcastle United as Yoshinori Muto suffers painful injury

Steve Bruce lost two more players to injury as Newcastle United were held by Rochdale in the FA Cup.

Miguel Almiron.
Miguel Almiron.

The League One club came from behind to draw 1-1 with Steve Bruce’s side at Spotland this afternoon. Almiron’s first-half strike was cancelled out by a late goal from Aaron Wilbraham.

Almiron and Yoshinori Muto were forced off during the second half, and Bruce confirmed their injuries after the third-round tie.

“Muto’s got a hip,” said United’s head coach. “Almiron’s got groin. I think Muto, with the pain he’s in, is arguably the worst. Almiron, we’ll find out in the next 24 hours.”

On the game, Bruce said: “We created chance after chance (in the first half). I can’t remember them having a kick. Then, of course, we lot another couple (to injury). We lost that control we had with Muto. We had to bring in Matt Ritchie for the last 25 minutes.”