Newcastle ace is the fourth fastest player in the Premier League this season and it’s not Miguel Almiron or Allan Saint-Maximin

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According to the Geordie Boot Boys via Sky Sports, Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy has actually been the fourth fastest player in the entire Premier League so far this season.

The finding comes as a result of a lengthy interview and in-depth analysis of Magpies star Miguel Almiron for Sky Sports, ahead of their Super Sunday clash against Arsenal.

26-year-old Murphy has recorded a speed of 36.5 km/h this term, which is .2 quicker than lightning-fast Almiron, whom many would believe to be the quickest player at the Tyneside outfit.

Murphy has made 21 appearances in the Premier League this season, contributing two goals and two assists, the ace has recently become a starter once more after a spell as a fringe player for the side.

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It would be interesting to see which match Murphy recorded this top speed in, it may well have come as a right wing-back, which is where Steve Bruce has deployed the ace as of late.

The fact that Murphy is electric in his own right should keep opposition defences’ honest, as it also makes it difficult for sides to deny space in behind for both the ex-Norwich starlet and Almiron.

The Magpies have been in much better form recently, winning two and drawing two of their last four in what have been some dramatic games, the results look to have saved the side from relegation.

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