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Sheffield United’s struggle in the Premier League continued as they were decimated 8-0 in a surreal display by Newcastle in Bramall Lane. With this win, Newcastle has found their attacking spark and sent a statement of intent after their shaky start when they lost three games in a row.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle Timeline:
- 1 Sheffield United vs Newcastle Timeline:
- 2 Sheffield United vs Newcastle player ratings: Star Man
- 3 Sheffield United vs Newcastle player ratings: Top-flight struggles continue for the blades
- 4 Geordies make it into a goal fest
- 5 The Final Word
9′ – Barnes is down injured and unable to continue through a muscle injury.
21′ (Goal) – Gordon gets to the byline, keeps the ball in play and cuts it back for Longstaff to score.
31′ (Goal) – Dan Burn bundles in a diving header from Trippier’s corner.
35′ (Goal) – Tripper delivers another delightful ball and Botman thumps it in.
43′ – Foderingham denies Wilson from close range after Gordon slipped him in.
56′ (Goal) – Wilson gets his goal as he nods in a Tripper cross, and the right-back gets his third assist.
61′ (Goal) – Anthony Gordon cuts inside and curls his shot into the bottom corner.
68′ (Goal) – Almiron strolls through the middle and slides in the 6th.
73′ (Goal) – Bruno smashes in the 7th as his shot finds the top corner.
87′ (Goal) – Isak get in on the act from the bench as he sits a couple of players down before scoring the 8th.
The Big Stat
8 – Newcastle United are the first team in Premier League history to have eight different players score in a single game (excluding own goals).
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 24, 2023
Sheffield United vs Newcastle player ratings: Star Man
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) – 9.5
The 32-year-old right-back is Newcastle’s creator in chief and part of the reason for Newcastle’s attacking slump has been down to Trippier not affecting the games the way he can. However, the Newcastle captain was at his creative best tonight, as he delivered delicious balls from which the big men, Botman and Burns scored. He capped it off by dinking it for Wison to complete a hattrick of assists.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle player ratings: Top-flight struggles continue for the blades
Paul Heckingbottom is struggling with the unforgiving nature of the Premier League as his side has collected just 1 point from 6 games. This wasn’t a game they were expected to win, but the manner in which they capitulated early and then were just destroyed would be a cause of concern for the manager.
Sheffield United player ratings
Wes Foderingham 4/10: A day to forget as he let in 8 goals.
John Egan 5/10: Struggled against Wilson’s combative style.
Anel Ahmedhodzic 5/10: Helpless against a Newcastle onslaught
Jack Robinson 4.5/10: Couldn’t cope against the pace of Geordie wingers.
Luke Thomas 4.5/10: Got caught in no man’s land often when trying to get forward.
Oliver Norwood 5/10: Overrun in the midfield, couldn’t hold onto the ball.
Jayden Bogle 5.5/10: Couldn’t get forward or defend effectively.
Vinicius de Souza 5.5/10: Had multiple players to mark due to Newcastle’s rotations.
Gustavo Hamer 5/10: Couldn’t recycle possession and slow down the game.
Cameron Archer 5.5/10: Few early chances but left isolated most of the game.
James McAtee 5/10: Couldn’t link up with his teammates effectively.
Beine Traore 5/10: Couldn’t get close to the ball often enough.
Tom Davies 4.5/10: Suffered after coming on.
Ben Slimane 4.5/10: The game was over by the time he came on.
Chris Basham 5/10: Helpless in front of Newcastle’s wave of pressure.
Geordies make it into a goal fest
Newcastle showed no mercy as 8 different players scored in a thumping 8-0 victory, Eddie Howe’s first ever against Sheffield.
Newcastle United player ratings
Nick Pople 6.5/10: Didn’t have much to do in an absolute route.
Kieran Trippier 9.5/10: Best player on the pitch, created 3 goals with delightful passes.
Sven Botman 8.5/10: Dominated defensively and scored a thumping header.
Fabian Schär 7.5/10: Solid display, played some lovely long passes.
Dan Burn 8.5/10: Commanding performance, capped it off with a brilliant goal.
Elliot Anderson 7.5/10: Slick and slippery in the middle of the park, got an assist.
Sean Longstaff 7.5/10: Provided energy and a goal from midfield.
Bruno Guimarães 9/10: Dictated the tempo of the game, created and scored a goal each.
Callum Wilson 7.5/10: Scored his goal after missing a few, and was a menace throughout.
Harvey Barnes (N/A): Unlucky with injury, had to be taken off early.
Miguel Almiron 7.5/10: Bundle of energy down the right and joined in on the fun.
Anthony Gordon 8.5/10: Terrorized the blades and registered a goal and assist.
Alexander Isak 7/10: Got his goal from the bench.
Sandro Tonali 6/10: Kept things ticking.
Valentino Livramento 6/10: Added dynamism with his pace from fullback.
Lewis Hall: N/A
The Final Word
This was the sort of win that will turbo-charge Newcastle’s season after their slow start, as they find the final parts of their attacking jigsaw. For Sheffield, it is now about soul searching as it surely can’t get any worse than this.
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