Almiron and Howe rewarded in Newcastle clean sweep after outstanding October

Miguel Almiron and Eddie Howe have each claimed monthly Premier League awards in a stunning Newcastle United treble.

Almiron is the Player of the Month for October and also takes the Goal of the Month prize, with coach Howe named the Manager of the Month.

Newcastle become the first club to collect all three awards in a single month since November 2016, when Chelsea trio Diego Costa, Pedro and Antonio Conte stood out in their title-winning campaign.

The Magpies' wins are reward for an outstanding October, in which Newcastle claimed 16 points from a possible 18 and scored 16 goals in the process – two league highs.

No player contributed more to that success than Almiron, scoring six often spectacular goals in six matches from chances worth just 2.7 expected goals (xG).

Only Erling Haaland matched Almiron's October goals return, while no player in the Premier League outperformed their xG for the month by such a margin.

Almiron, who also scored in his first appearance of November to move to eight for the season, had never previously netted more than four goals across an entire Premier League campaign.

Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron

The winger is the first Newcastle player to receive the award since Joe Willock in May 2021, although two of Almiron's team-mates – Kieran Trippier and Bruno Guimaraes – were also nominated in October. Guimaraes encouraged fans to vote instead for Almiron.

A Goal of the Month triumph is a little less rare, given Allan Saint-Maximin's volley against Wolves was the August pick, while Almiron himself earned the honour in April of this year when he netted at home to Crystal Palace.

It was the first of two Almiron goals in the 4-1 defeat of Fulham that saw him recognised on this occasion, a dipping strike from Guimaraes' pass.

Howe likewise followed up late-season 2021-22 success in his own category, having been the Manager of the Month back in February.

That was Howe's first such win as Newcastle boss but his fourth in all, taking the award on three occasions in his time with Bournemouth.

Howe beat off competition from Arsenal's Mikel Arteta and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola – the only two managers above Newcastle in the table heading into the final round of fixtures before the World Cup.