After about ten minutes of this game today, it was clear that Newcastle were the better side.
But it was still 0-0 at the break and then in the second half Egan was sent off and it was only five minutes later that Newcastle went ahead with a goal from Saint-Maximin – his second in the last two games, and more than three months apart.
The Blades defense seemed all at sea this afternoon, and Newcastle took command.
After 69 minutes Matt Richie scored our second to put the game to bed with a wonderful thunderbolt from the edge of the area.
But then the news of the game really, was the Joelinton scored only his second league goal of the season and his 4th for Newcastle in all competitions – to make it 3-0 after 78 minutes.
So that’s a load off the lad’s back and it’s got to be a relief for the Brazilian forward.
He was set up by the energetic Miguel Almiron.
This was a very good performance from Newcastle and it will not hurt Steve Bruce’s chances to be given an opportunity to be the manager of Newcastle for next season.
Now we have to keep it up and take all 3 points against Aston Villa on Wednesday and we could be safe in the league.
And that’s the double over the Blades who we beat 2-0 at Bramall Lane earlier this season.
We now have 38 points from 30 games.
The great Alan Shearer (shown above) gave his opinion of the win this afternoon.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) June 21, 2020