Newcastle United faced off against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane earlier this evening as they hoped to earn a good result on their travels. The Magpies made a quick start to the game and raced to a 3-0 lead after 35 minutes of football thanks to a goal each from Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn and Sven Botman respectively. Eddie Howe’s men went into the half-time break 3-0 up on the scoreline.
Callum Wilson scored his team’s fourth goal in the 56th minute before Anthony Gordon made it 5-0 just five minutes later. Miguel Almiron got his name on the scoresheet as well in the 68th minute before Bruno Guimaraes added another goal soon after. Alexander Isak joined the goal-scoring party in the 87th minute as Newcastle cruised to a dominant 8-0 win on the road.
Let’s take a look at how each Newcastle player fared during the match against Sheffield United.
GK: Nick Pope – 7/10
The English keeper had to make just one save in the game and kept a comfortable clean sheet this evening.
RB: Kieran Trippier – 9.5/10
Trippier was at his best today as he bagged a hattrick of assists and was solid at the back as well.
CB: Fabian Schar – 7.5/10
He didn’t put a foot wrong defensively and was a solid presence on the ball.
CB: Sven Botman – 8.5/10
Botman performed his defensive duties well and scored a good goal in the 35th minute.
LB: Dan Burn – 8.5/10
Burn didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and managed to find the back of the net just after the half-hour mark.
CM: Sean Longstaff – 8/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the field and scored Newcastle’s opening goal in the 21st minute.
CM: Bruno Guimaraes – 9/10
The Brazilian talent was a constant menace in the final third and has got a goal and an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Elliot Anderson – 8/10
Anderson came back to defend when needed and managed to engineer a few promising chances for his teammates up top. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
RW: Miguel Almiron – 8/10
He used his pace well at times and managed to score in the 68th minute.
ST: Callum Wilson – 8/10
Wilson was a real handful for the Sheffield defenders and did well to register a goal in the 56th minute.
LW: Harvey Barnes – 6/10
He was injured early in the game and was replaced in the 11th minute.
LW: Anthony Gordon – 9.5/10
Gordon caused a lot of chaos in and around the opponent’s penalty area. He finished the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
ST: Alexander Isak – 7/10
He came off the bench and got his name on the scoresheet.
CM: Sandro Tonali – 6.5/10
Tonali made two key chances in the final third.
RB: Tino Livramento – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending.
LB: Lewis Hall – N/A