Newcastle United achieved a remarkable 8-0 victory against Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday. This historic match saw eight different goal scorers for Newcastle.
In the first half at Bramall Lane, Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, and Sven Botman found the net. The second half continued the onslaught with Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isak all contributing to the scoreline. Eddie Howe’s team etched their name in Premier League history with this incredible feat.
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This impressive win elevated Newcastle to the eighth position in the table, accumulating nine points, while Sheffield United languished at the 20th spot with just one point from their first six matches of the season.
The opening minutes of the game saw Sheffield United’s Luke Thomas with the first half-chance, but his attempt was swiftly blocked by two Newcastle defenders.
As the visitors were settling into the match, Harvey Barnes’ injury forced a substitution, bringing Anthony Gordon onto the field in the 12th minute. Thomas had another opportunity in the 14th minute, but his volley from a James McAtee cross narrowly missed the target.
However, Newcastle managed to break through in the 21st minute when Longstaff converted a cross from Gordon, despite some controversy as the ball appeared to touch Gordon’s hand. VAR upheld the referee’s decision, and Newcastle took the lead against the flow of play.
The match continued to be lively, with Gustavo Hamer shooting over the Newcastle crossbar in the 27th minute, while Fabian Schar had a header tipped over by the Sheffield United goalkeeper. Newcastle doubled their lead in the 31st minute when Burn headed in a corner from Kieran Trippier.
Wes Foderingham, Sheffield United’s goalkeeper, made a brilliant save to deny Wilson shortly after, but Newcastle extended their lead to 3-0 in the 35th minute as Botman nodded in a free kick from Trippier.
Sheffield United struggled, and Foderingham made more saves, denying Wilson in the 39th and 43rd minutes. In first-half stoppage time, Foderingham thwarted a deflected Gordon effort, and Sheffield United was fortunate to only trail by three goals at halftime.
Newcastle increased their lead to 4-0 in the 56th minute when Wilson headed in a cross from Trippier. Almiron’s attempt to make it 5-0 was ruled offside, but Newcastle found their fifth goal a minute later as Gordon curled one into the bottom corner from a distance.
Almiron added his name to the score sheet in the 68th minute, firing into the bottom corner after an assist from Guimaraes. Guimaraes got on the scoresheet himself in the 74th minute, turning in the ball from close range following a deflected shot by Longstaff.
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Newcastle’s eighth and final goal came in the 87th minute when Isak dribbled into Sheffield United’s box and calmly found the back of the net.
Next, Newcastle will focus on the EFL Cup, where they will host Manchester City in the third round of the competition on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Sheffield United will return to league action, facing West Ham United away next weekend.