Santiago Muñoz Robles received his first call-up for Monday's match. He started on the substitutes' bench but came on in the 64th minute when the score was 2-0 in Huddersfield Town's favor. However, the scoreboard did not move in the 26 minutes that the 19-year-old Mexican was on the field.
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Huddersfield Town settled the match in the first half, as it was at that moment that both goals were scored. At 28', Jaheim Headley was in charge of opening the scoring, and at 40', Danny Grant scored the second goal. However, despite the defeat, Newcastle qualified for the round of 16 of the championship.
It should be recalled that the negotiation between Santos and Newcastle was finalized on August 31, 2021. The agreement is for a loan of 18 months, so Muñoz will be in the ranks of the 'Magpies' until December of this year.
Santi Muñoz had not been allowed to play due to injury
Santiago has been a Newcastle player for six months but had not been considered to play matches with the U-23 category, because according to statements made by Elliot Dickman, the Mexican's coach, the Santos youth player had physical problems, so his debut was postponed until 2022, as the strategist said on December 7, 2021.
"Santi is injured. He is still doing part of his rehabilitation. It will probably be after Christmas, I would imagine before we see Santi fit enough to play a game. The staff is working very hard with him to try to get him ready when that time comes."
The Mexican has already trained with the senior squad
Despite the fact that Muñoz had not participated in any of the Magpies youth teams, the Mexican striker had already trained with Newcastle's first team, and on January 19, the club uploaded photos to its social networks in which Santi was seen alongside players from the stellar squad.
The second leg of the Guard1anes Clausura 2021 final between Cruz Azul and Santos, which was held on 30 May 2021, was the last match played by Muñoz. On that occasion, the attacker was on the field for the last 22 minutes.