Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle United: Visitors thrash Blades to match their record Premier League win

Newcastle's Sven Botman celebrates after scoring v Sheffield United in the Premier League
Sven Botman’s first Newcastle goal came in his 50th appearance for the club as they cantered to victory

Newcastle matched their record Premier League win with a scintillating display as they embarrassed winless Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Any fears of a European hangover following their Champions League exertions on Tuesday soon vanished as Eddie Howe’s side cruised to victory with eight different players getting on the scoresheet.

Sean Longstaff put the visitors in front on 21 minutes as he swept in from Anthony Gordon’s cutback with the Blades’ appeals for a handball and claims the ball went out of play in the build-up dismissed.

Paul Heckingbottom’s hosts had started brightly but found themselves three down before half-time after a further two goals in four minutes for Newcastle.

Both came from Kieran Trippier set-pieces with Dan Burn stooping to nod in a corner at the back post before Sven Botman scored his first Newcastle goal with a well-directed header from a wide free-kick.

Callum Wilson missed a number of presentable opportunities before the break but got his goal 10 minutes into the second half, heading in from close range following another pinpoint cross from Trippier.

With Newcastle seemingly able to carve through the Blades at will, it was the irrepressible Gordon who added the fifth.

The former Everton winger cut in from the left and effortlessly curled the ball into the far corner past Wes Foderingham in the Sheffield United goal.

Miguel Almiron slotted in number six and Bruno Guimaraes made it seven with 17 minutes still remaining against an increasingly despondent home side.

That was plenty of time for substitute Alexander Isak to pounce on another defensive error, turn his man and calmly finish to make it 8-0, the same score by which Newcastle beat Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.

The defeat is also Sheffield United’s record league defeat.

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Sheffield United

  1. Squad number18Player nameFoderingham

  2. Squad number15Player nameAhmedhodzic

  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  4. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

  5. Squad number20Player nameBogle

  6. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

  7. Squad number21Player nameVinicius Souza

  8. Squad number14Player nameThomas

  9. Squad number28Player nameMcAtee

  10. Squad number8Player nameHamer

  11. Squad number10Player nameArcher

  1. Squad number6Player nameBasham

  2. Squad number11Player nameTraoré

  3. Squad number22Player nameDavies

  4. Squad number25Player nameBen Slimane

Newcastle United

  1. Squad number22Player namePope

  2. Squad number2Player nameTrippier

  3. Squad number5Player nameSchär

  4. Squad number4Player nameBotman

  5. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  6. Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff

  7. Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães

  8. Squad number32Player nameAnderson

  9. Squad number24Player nameAlmirón

  10. Squad number9Player nameWilson

  11. Squad number15Player nameBarnes

  1. Squad number8Player nameTonali

  2. Squad number10Player nameGordon

  3. Squad number14Player nameIsak

  4. Squad number20Player nameHall

  5. Squad number21Player nameLivramento


Sheff Utd

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 18Foderingham
  • 15AhmedhodzicBooked at 28mins
  • 12EganBooked at 90mins
  • 19RobinsonBooked at 34mins
  • 20BogleSubstituted forTraoréat 45′minutes
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forDaviesat 62′minutes
  • 21de Souza Costa
  • 14Thomas
  • 28McAteeSubstituted forBashamat 75′minutes
  • 8HamerSubstituted forBen Slimaneat 66′minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 10Archer


  • 1Davies
  • 5Trusty
  • 6Basham
  • 11Traoré
  • 22Davies
  • 25Ben Slimane
  • 27Larouci
  • 35Brooks
  • 38Seriki


Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Pope
  • 2TrippierSubstituted forLivramentoat 70′minutes
  • 5Schär
  • 4Botman
  • 33Burn
  • 36S Longstaff
  • 39Bruno GuimarãesSubstituted forHallat 81′minutes
  • 32Anderson
  • 24AlmirónSubstituted forTonaliat 70′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forIsakat 70′minutes
  • 15BarnesSubstituted forGordonat 12′minutes


  • 1Dúbravka
  • 6Lascelles
  • 8Tonali
  • 10Gordon
  • 13Targett
  • 14Isak
  • 20Hall
  • 21Livramento
  • 23Murphy

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