Newcastle matched their report Premier League win with a scintillating show as they embarrassed winless Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Any fears of a European hangover following their Champions League exertions on Tuesday quickly vanished as Eddie Howe’s facet cruised to victory with eight totally different gamers getting on the scoresheet.
Sean Longstaff put the guests in entrance 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 within the build-up dismissed.
Paul Heckingbottom’s hosts had began brightly however discovered themselves three down earlier than half-time after an additional two targets in 4 minutes for Newcastle.
Each got here from Kieran Trippier set-pieces with Dan Burn stooping to nod in a nook on the again put up earlier than Sven Botman scored his first Newcastle purpose with a well-directed header from a large free-kick.
Callum Wilson missed numerous presentable alternatives earlier than the break however obtained his purpose 10 minutes into the second half, heading in from shut vary following one other pinpoint cross from Trippier.
With Newcastle seemingly in a position to carve by the Blades at will, it was the irrepressible Gordon who added the fifth.
The previous Everton winger lower in from the left and effortlessly curled the ball into the far nook previous Wes Foderingham within the Sheffield United purpose.
Miguel Almiron slotted in quantity six and Bruno Guimaraes made it seven with 17 minutes nonetheless remaining towards an more and more despondent residence facet.
That was loads of time for substitute Alexander Isak to pounce on one other defensive error, flip his man and calmly end to make it 8-0, the identical rating by which Newcastle beat Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.
The outcome can also be Sheffield United’s report league defeat.
Gordon shines in glowing Newcastle show
Unlikely because it appears given the scoreline, Newcastle began comparatively slowly and it was the house facet that seemed the extra threatening within the opening exchanges.
That each one modified the second the primary purpose went in and Gordon was key to it, twisting well on the byeline earlier than discovering Longstaff to complete.
Gordon was solely on the pitch due to an damage to Harvey Barnes however the winger’s introduction helped change the sport.
Whereas the match grew to become one thing of a procession within the second half, it was the tempo and trickery of Gordon down the left that helped Newcastle get into such a place.
“They can not deal with Gordon. He’s inflicting all of them kinds of issues,” former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison instructed BBC Radio 5 Stay at half-time.
“They can not cope with him.”
Gordon obtained his purpose as Sheffield United capitulated after the break and Newcastle continued relentlessly on.
After an underwhelming begin to their league marketing campaign – dropping three of their first 5 video games – this was a press release win that can maintain spirits excessive at St James’ Park and add to the idea that they’ll make their mark domestically, in addition to in Europe, this season.
No positives for Blades after report loss
“I can not stand right here and say something optimistic,” Sheffield United captain John Egan mentioned after the match.
This was the Blades’ largest defeat of their league historical past of their 4,988th sport.
That speaks for itself however the worrying fact for them is that it might have been worse.
Having been unable to profit from a few early possibilities – Luke Thomas noticed one shot blocked and sliced one other broad when in house on the far put up – they crumbled after going behind.
Three targets in 14 first-half minutes left Sheffield United trying dazed and the priority is that the half-time break solely appeared to make issues worse.
Newcastle gamers have been capable of finding house everywhere in the pitch and the house facet have been outclassed. That is probably not a shock towards a Champions League facet however the reality they have been fully outfought as nicely is extra of a fear.
Regardless of 4 defeats of their first 5 video games, that is the primary time Heckingbottom’s facet have misplaced by greater than a purpose and so they should hope this proves to be an aberration.
- 15AhmedhodzicBooked at 28mins
- 12EganBooked at 90mins
- 19RobinsonBooked at 34mins
- 20BogleSubstituted forTraoréat 45′minutes
- 16NorwoodSubstituted forDaviesat 62′minutes
- 21de Souza Costa
- 28McAteeSubstituted forBashamat 75′minutes
- 8HamerSubstituted forBen Slimaneat 66′minutesBooked at 75mins
- 25Ben Slimane
- 2TrippierSubstituted forLivramentoat 70′minutes
- 36S Longstaff
- 39Bruno GuimarãesSubstituted forCorridorat 81′minutes
- 24AlmirónSubstituted forTonaliat 70′minutes
- 9WilsonSubstituted forIsakat 70′minutes
- 15BarnesSubstituted forGordonat 12′minutes
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Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8.
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8.
Offside, Sheffield United. Tom Davies tries a by ball, however Chris Basham is caught offside.
Try blocked. Tom Davies (Sheffield United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Archer.
Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
Vinicius Souza (Sheffield United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
John Egan (Sheffield United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by John Egan (Sheffield United).
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Vinicius Souza (Sheffield United).
Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a by ball, however Chris Basham is caught offside.
Objective! Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook.
Try missed. Tom Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left facet of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Chris Basham.
Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Davies (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Newcastle United. Lewis Corridor replaces Bruno Guimarães.
Try missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is shut, however misses the highest proper nook following a nook.
Try blocked. Dan Burn (Newcastle United) header from very shut vary is blocked. Assisted by Sandro Tonali with a cross.
Nook, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.