Sun 7 Apr 2024, 09:53 · Ash Harrison

'As good as I've seen him': Ian Wright claims Bruno Guimaraes was back to his absolute best yesterday

'As good as I've seen him': Ian Wright claims Bruno Guimaraes was back to his absolute best yesterday
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Marking his 100th appearance for Newcastle United with the winning goal, Bruno Guimaraes was hugely important to the Magpies' win over Fulham on Saturday.

Newcastle made hard work of their win with Fulham completely dominating the game in the opening half an hour. At that point there wasn't a single Newcastle player on the pitch who would have earned themselves higher than a four in our ratings, but they did eventually wake up and things began to change.

Anthony Gordon found a new determination and seemed to want to pull Newcastle back into the game all by himself.

However, it was the Brazilian maestro in midfield who ultimately made the difference.

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Bruno pointing to the badge during his goal celebration

Ian Wright praised Bruno's passing on Match of the Day

Firing home from the edge of the area, Bruno Guimaraes' goal proved to be decisive, but it was his passing play and his positioning that had BBC Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright purring while watching his involvement in a few different attacking plays.

"He was fantastic today.

"He was like when he first came here and we started to see what he was capable of, that's as good as I've seen him for a long time."

We thought it was a relatively low-key performance by Bruno

To be honest, we didn't think that was Bruno anywhere near his best, so Ian Wright is in for a shock when he watches him on a day when he's well up for it.

Not that we're saying it was a bad showing by Bruno, but in 100 games, we've definitely seen him better, and we're sure we'll see him better again down the line.

All this talk of him leaving the club - that celebration was not one of a man with his eye on the exit door, that's for sure.