Newcastle United decapitated Sheffield United 8-0 on Sunday to heap more pressure on Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom and set a new Premier League record for the most goalscorers in a single match.
Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isak all got on the scoresheet as the Magpies ran riot at Bramall Lane.
Newcastle took the lead after 21 minutes thanks to a smart finish from Longstaff, who fired home from close range after being picked out by Gordon.
Burn doubled the Magpies’ lead just eight minutes later, heading home Kieran Trippier’s corner at the back post.
Botman made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute, heading home Trippier’s free-kick from the right-hand side.
Newcastle continued to dominate after the break, with Wilson making it 4-0 10 minutes into the second half. Trippier sent in a great ball for his third assist of the match and Wilson was there to head home.
Gordon got the goal his performance deserved after 61 minutes with the pick of the bunch. The winger cut in from the left-hand side before curling a low effort into the bottom corner past Foderingham.
Eddie Howe’s side made it 6-0 in 68 minutes, this time Guimaraes threading a delightful ball towards Almiron, who calmly slotted home.
Guimaraes went from provider to scorer five minutes later, picking up the ball in the penalty area following a deflection before calmly lifting his effort into the top corner.
Substitute Isak latched onto a terrible back header from Tom Davies before coolly slotting home to make it 8-0 and complete the rout.
The victory is Newcastle’s biggest in the Premier League era and sees them move up to fourth in the table. Meanwhile, Sheffield United remains without a win in their opening six fixtures and drops to sit comfortably at the bottom of the table on goal difference.
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