In a stunning display of football prowess, Newcastle United decimated Sheffield United with an astounding 8-0 triumph at Bramall Lane on Sunday. This resounding victory not only left the home team languishing at the bottom of the Premier League standings but also marked a historic milestone in the annals of the Premier League.
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle squad demonstrated no signs of fatigue following their midweek Champions League showdown against AC Milan, which ended in a goalless draw. Instead, they surged ahead with a commanding 3-0 lead by halftime, before elevating their game to rewrite the record books. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle United, shared his thoughts on the victory, stating, “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. 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 match began on a poignant note, as Sheffield United aimed to provide solace to their fans following the tragic passing of their women’s team midfielder, Maddy Cusack, at the age of 27. The game commenced after a minute of silence in her memory.
However, Newcastle took the lead when Anthony Gordon, a substitute for the injured Harvey Barnes, displayed remarkable skills to keep the ball in play along the goal line, subsequently finding Sean Longstaff, who expertly fired it into the net.
Newcastle’s dominance continued as Dan Burn headed in Kieran Trippier’s corner to double their lead, despite facing shirt-tugging opposition. Trippier’s prowess as a provider shone once more as Sven Botman directed a precise header into the goal from his free-kick delivery.
Kieran Trippier’s performance reached its zenith as he contributed his third assist, this time from open play, sending in a pinpoint cross from the right wing that Callum Wilson deftly headed home from close range.
Anthony Gordon showcased his skills further by curling in Newcastle’s fifth goal from outside the box, prompting disheartened Blades fans to head for the exits just after the hour mark. Miguel Almiron added to Sheffield’s misery with a dazzling display of footwork that culminated in another goal.
Bruno Guimaraes got on the scoresheet when the ball fortuitously found its way to him in the box from a rebound, and he confidently fired it home. The final blow was delivered by substitute Alexander Isak, who sealed the emphatic victory with a late goal.
Blades’ manager, Paul Heckingbottom, expressed his disappointment with the performance, particularly in the second half, emphasizing the need to learn from the defeat. He acknowledged that such games wouldn’t define their season but stressed the importance of accumulating points and maintaining composure.
This historic 8-0 victory by Newcastle United will undoubtedly be remembered as a remarkable achievement in the world of Premier League football. Get the latest updates from the world of football only on Nextbet Sports.