Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes praises ‘superstar’ Newcastle player last night


Lewis Miley, a young player for Newcastle United, had a memorable night last night as he shone against Manchester City in the EFL Cup.

The 17-year-old made his first start for the club, and after the historic night in his budding career, he posted on social media to mark the occasion.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola joked he might have to start himself and despite making changes still put out a very strong side.

Eddie Howe also made plenty of changes and named a team much more akin to a second string.

Alexander IsakSandro TonaliJoelinton and Nick Pope were the only recognised regular starters.

It meant new signings Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento were given their opportunity and grabbed it with both hands.

However, all eyes were on Lewis Miley as Howe threw the Newcastle wonderkid in at the deep end against Man City.

He was brought off at half-time but looked composed during his 45-minute performance.

Facing up against Champions League winners Mateo Kovacic and Kalvin Phillips, he didn’t look out of place at all.

Miley impresses for Newcastle against Man City

Posting on Instagram after a dream full debut, Miley said: “Great win! Into the next round & another very proud moment.”

Bruno Guimaraes simply replied, “Crack,” a South American compliment meaning ‘Ace’.

Paul Dummett admitted there was, “Plenty more to come,” from the 17-year-old while fellow academy graduate Sean Longstaff said: “Love it superstar.”

Miley made headlines at the end of last season by becoming Newcastle’s youngster ever Premier League player against Chelsea.

He impressed during pre-season and has Kieran Trippier providing him with advice as he continues to work towards becoming a regular first-team player.

There won’t be many games Miley will be concerned about going forward if he can play well for Newcastle against Manchester City.

He hasn’t been a member of a senior matchday squad this year, but as long as Newcastle is still engaged in a war on four fronts, he might receive one or two more chances.

When Newcastle visits Manchester United in the next round, he will be looking to make another appearance.

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