I remember well in Sir Bobby Ronbson’s first home game of the season back in 1999 when Newcastle tore apart Sheffield Wednesday, 9-0 (Alan Shearer scored 5) and at that time the Owels were bottom of the league and we were second bottom.
Today, after a mediocre start to the game, we tore apart that other Sheffield team, Sheffield United (The Blades) 8-0 – for our best away win in the Premier League – and our best competitive win away from home – in our history.
And we had 8 different scorers, with nobody getting two goals.
That’s a Premier League record.
Things seemed to change when Anthony Gordon came on for the injured Harvey Barnes after just 12 minutes.
It is simply a magnificent win and display from our boys, and so much for head coach Eddie Howe being under pressure, at Newcastle, as some national reporters said last week.
It was also our third game in a row with a clean sheet and our goal difference of +9 is the 4th best in the Premier League.
This result has reminded people that Newcastle United are on the up, and hopefully, we can now put a string of Premier League wins together to rise up the league table from the 8th position we are in at the moment.
Here are the goalscorers and times
S Longstaff (21 minutes), Burn (31 minutes), Botman (35 minutes), Wilson (56 minutes), Gordon (61 minutes), Almirón (68 minutes), Bruno Guimarães (73 minutes), Isak (87 minutes)
And here are the assists with Kieran Trippier getting 3:
Gordon (21 minutes), Trippier (31 minutes, 35 minutes, 56 minutes), Anderson (61 minutes), Bruno Guimarães (68’minutes)
We had 22 shots at goal with 15 on target and basically dominated a Sheffield United team who are finding things tough in the Premier League after just being promoted last season.
The midfield three played well with Sean Longstaff having a terrific game and again, Elliot Anderson played well in the center of the park with Sean and Bruno Guimaraes, who has signed a new 5-year contract for around £100K/week.
Something from the Sheffield United web page after the game:
This was Sheffield United’s largest-ever defeat in their league history in their 4,988th league game.
It is the first time that the Blades have conceded eight goals in a league game since their 10-3 defeat by Middlesbrough in November 1933.
It must be very difficult to take for the loyal Blades’ fans.
Here is the Telemundo video of the goals and highlights.
Let’s hope Harvey Barnes is not badly injured.