Newcastle United ruthlessly put Sheffield United to the sword with a stunning 8-0 victory at Bramall Lane on Sunday, with eight totally different gamers scoring to depart the house facet backside of the Premier League standings.
The victory was Newcastle’s largest away from dwelling and the Blades’ largest defeat. Eddie Howe’s facet additionally turned the primary staff in Premier League historical past to have eight totally different purpose scorers in a single sport as they moved as much as eighth within the standings.
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Newcastle confirmed no indicators of a hangover from midweek after their first Champions League sport in 20 years — a goalless draw at AC Milan — and so they took a 3-0 lead by halftime earlier than switching gears within the second half to enter the file books.
“We shared them [goals] around a bit today. I thought we were really good from the start and when the goals came I felt the confidence in the team returned,” Howe instructed Sky Sports.
“The big thing for us was that we really wanted to score and we weren’t content with three. I want that mentality to run through the team.”
The Blades began on a constructive word to offer the house followers some optimism, however Newcastle went in entrance when early substitute Anthony Gordon saved the ball in play on the purpose line and located Sean Longstaff, who fired dwelling.
Newcastle doubled their lead on the half-hour mark from a nook when Dan Burn peeled away from his marker regardless of having his shirt tugged and headed in Kieran Trippier’s cross on the far put up.
Four minutes later, Trippier turned supplier once more from one other set piece, this time from a free kick, as Sven Botman directed a glancing header into the again of the online.
The English fullback then bought his third help of the sport and his first from open play when he discovered house on the fitting wing and crossed the ball for Callum Wilson to go dwelling from shut vary.
Gordon curled in Newcastle’s fifth from exterior the field, which prompted Blades followers to go for the exits simply after the hour mark, earlier than Miguel Almirón ran circles across the defence to internet Newcastle’s sixth with assist from Bruno Guimarães.
Guimaraes then bought on the scoresheet himself when the ball fell kindly to him within the field from a rebound and he fired dwelling, earlier than substitute Alexander Isak accomplished the rout with a late purpose.
Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom stated his staff wanted to study from the defeat.
“It’s the nature of the performance that we’re upset about… We can’t afford to put ourselves behind in that fashion if we want to compete,” Heckingbottom stated.
“It’s the second half that I’m upset with. Regardless of the errors which led to goals, we need to make sure we learn from that. A lot of things I saw in the second half, I’ve never seen here.
“These video games will not be going to outline our season. It’s about accumulating factors. While there are large issues we’ve to study from, we additionally need to hold a relaxed head about this form of sport.”