Newcastle make history with EIGHT-goal win at Sheff Utd

24 Sep 2023
Sheffield United v Newcastle United - Premier League

Magpies have eight different goalscorers and rise to eighth after remarkable victory

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Newcastle United made Premier League history with an 8-0 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, the second-biggest away victory by any team since the competition began.

Newcastle had eight different goalscorers, the first team to do so in a Premier League match, and recorded their biggest-ever away victory in the competition. It is their joint-biggest PL win overall, matching their 8-0 triumph against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.

See: Biggest wins and away wins in PL history

How the match unfolded
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Despite losing Harvey Barnes to injury after just 12 minutes, Sean Longstaff put the visitors ahead in the 21st minute, converting Anthony Gordon’s pass for his first goal of the season.

It was 2-0 10 minutes later, Dan Burn heading in a corner from Kieran Trippier, who then set up Sven Botman to score his first Premier League goal before the break.

Trippier completed a hat-trick of assists in the 56th minute, crossing for Callum Wilson to head in his fourth goal of the campaign.  Trippier is only the second player in Premier League history to assist three headed goals in a single match, after Jason Puncheon for Crystal Palace v West Ham in 2015.

Newcastle added a brilliant fifth just after the hour, Gordon cutting in from the left before unleashing a superb curling shot into the bottom corner, and the Magpies were not done there.

Miguel Almiron slotted in their sixth before Bruno Guimaraes scored from close range. Alexander Isak then capitalised on an error from substitute Tom Davies to coolly slot in their eighth and final goal in the 87th minute.

Newcastle's biggest PL wins
What does it mean to the table?

The win takes Newcastle up to eighth place, with nine points, ahead of Premier League matches against Burnley and West Ham United before the next international break. Their eight goals also mean they now have the fourth-best goal difference of all teams this season.

Sheff Utd's biggest-ever loss means they drop below Burnley into last place and remain with only one point.

It capped off an exciting day of Premier League action that featured 21 goals, the most on a Sunday with a maximum of five matches in the competition's history. 

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