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Newcastle United delivered a ruthless and record-breaking performance, defeating Sheffield United 8-0 in a Premier League match. This emphatic victory came after a string of losses for Newcastle, providing a much-needed boost for manager Eddie Howe.
Despite the contentious nature of their first-half goals, Newcastle’s attacking display was relentless and efficient. Sean Longstaff opened the scoring with a goal that withstood scrutiny despite a handball incident by Anthony Gordon in the build-up. Dan Burn and Sven Botman added two more goals before half-time, capitalizing on defensive lapses from Sheffield United.
In the second half, Newcastle continued to dominate. Callum Wilson scored with a header from a Kieran Trippier cross, and Anthony Gordon added his name to the scoresheet with a well-taken goal. Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isak also found the net in a one-sided affair.
The result equaled Newcastle’s biggest Premier League win and featured goals from eight different scorers, setting a Premier League record for the most individual scorers in a single game.
In contrast, Sheffield United endured a dismal performance, prompting questions about manager Paul Heckingbottom’s future. The home side’s display was marred by defensive errors and an overall lack of competitiveness. Newcastle’s victory was a stark contrast to their recent struggles, and Eddie Howe praised his team’s performance, expressing hope that it would ignite a consistent run of form.