THERE’S nothing like some Championship-bound cannon fodder to get these juices flowing once more.
The Magpies had misplaced their final eight video games instantly following a midweek European conflict and Paul Heckingbottom had all week to prime his facet to tear into the Geordies.
But Toon boss Eddie Howe couldn’t have dreamed of a neater journey.
And Hecky seems to be like a lifeless man strolling, with it now absolutely solely a matter of time earlier than he turns into the primary supervisor sacked this season.
If his job was on the road earlier than this, with former boss Chris Wilder ready within the wings, then it’s laborious to see how he survives this annihilation.
Heckingbottom admitted his facet had been “desperately mild and miles away” from competing within the Prem on the eve of the marketing campaign.
He was banking on some late summer season switch exercise but, even with that, they’ve NO likelihood of survival at this fee.
Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn and Sven Botman – scoring his first Newcastle aim on his fiftieth look – struck in 14 first-half minutes to go away Sheffield United lifeless and buried.
It may have been a bunch extra by the break however Newcastle had been in an unforgiving temper with Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak making it eight completely different scorers because the hopeless Blades had been put to the sword.
The one stroke of ‘luck’ Newcastle had was 10 minutes in when Harvey Barnes went down injured, changed by Gordon.
And the Scouse winger was the star right here, tearing pathetic Sheffield United a proverbial new one.
Newcastle’s finest away win within the Prem earlier than this mauling was 5-1 and it may have simply been double figures, ending a superb week for Mags boss Howe having began it beneath stress for the primary time.
And the Mags save up their actual tonkings for Sheffield given this equals the 8-0 demolition of Wednesday in 1999.
It was an emotionally charged Bramall Lane following the tragic passing final Wednesday of girls’s participant and membership advertising and marketing govt Maddy Cusack.
There was a stirring spherical of applause and a minute’s silence adopted by a rounding rendition of Greasy Chip Butty.
Elliot Anderson, Miguel Almiron, Harvey Barnes and Callum Wilson had been in to freshen Newcastle up following final Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at AC Milan.
Toon had been slugging from the off however Gordon added the required oomph when introduced on for the injured Barnes.
The primary of this humiliating rout got here 21 minutes in – leaving the locals up in arms screaming for handball.
Gordon acquired a throw over his head down the left tight to the byline and dragged it again by John Egan’s weak shepherding and pulled again for Longstaff to bury.
Replays confirmed the ball nearly stayed on the sphere nevertheless it did clearly bounce up off his arm.
There have been no complaints 10 minutes later nonetheless when Burn doubled Newcastle’s lead.
Peeling round to the again put up, the 6ft 7in defender shrugged off Anel Amhedhodzic’s determined clutches to nod Kieran Trippier’s good nook house from shut vary.
And if that wasn’t recreation over, Botman sealed the victory 10 minutes earlier than the break with a superb glancing header from Trippier’s free-kick.
Ahmedhodzic’s meaty problem on Longstaff was penalised by Attwell in what was the ultimate straw for the Blades followers.
All hell broke unfastened when Botman headed house with bottles and missiles launched from all instructions on the celebrating Geordies.
One hit Elliot Anderson but that solely spurred Newcastle on much more they usually actually ought to have had six or seven by half-time.
Sheffield United had been all over, a Premier League facet in title solely, and Callum Wilson shall be furious to not have bagged a hat-trick whereas Anthony Gordon was inexplicably denied a transparent penalty.
A house aim firstly of the second would have spiced issues up however that by no means regarded possible and Wilson quickly had his fourth of the marketing campaign.
Marauding centre-back Fabian Schar declined the shot from vary to slide in Trippier down the precise, and the England star put in one other scrumptious ball for Wilson to move house.
Sheffield United had lengthy since collapsed and Gordon was subsequent in on the act, chopping inside off the left past pathetic challenges earlier than bending low into the far nook.
And the sixth was up seven minutes later as Almiron performed a one-two with Bruno within the center earlier than ambling into the field undetected and rolling previous the hapless Foderingham.
Newcastle had by no means scored six on the street within the Prem earlier than however Bruno put them in seventh heaven, in a quickly emptying Bramall Lane, firing over Foderingham after Longstaff’s deflected shot fell into his path, with Isak wrapping it up on the demise.
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