Slaughter at Bramall Lane

Not one, not three, not five, but eight! That’s how many goals Newcastle United put up against Sheffield United on Sunday. 

This year's Premier League season has seen some exciting things, but by far the most exhilarating game of the season was Newcastle United against Sheffield United. 

Newcastle United has been growing as a club since the change in ownership in October 2021, which would see Mohammad Bin Salman have an approximate 80% stake in the club. Because of the new ownership and more access to money as Salman is a billionaire, the club would see an increase in spending for players. 

Since that change in ownership, Newcastle have now become a top six side in the Premier League and finished in the top four last season, meaning they now qualify for Champions League football as well, an extremely impressive feat considering they finished just eleventh place two seasons ago. On the other side of things though, Sheffield United has been in and out of the Premier League getting relegated to the championship in 2021, the secondary professional division of soccer in England, but they would get promoted back up to the Premier League for 23/24 season. 

Coming into Sunday's match, Newcastle United were heavy favorites as Sheffield United sits dead last currently, but no one would expect the outcome that would transpire. 

The first half against Sheffield would see Newcastle put up three goals, while Sheffield would score zero, getting goals from Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, and Sven Botman. Astonishingly enough in the second half, Newcastle would almost double what they scored in the first half, scoring an impressive five goals in the second half. Furthermore, each goal would be scored by a different player, which would see Calvin Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almirón, Bruno Guimarães, and Alexander Isak on the scoresheet. 

Even more humiliating for Sheffield United, is that this match would be played at Bramall Lane—the home stadium of Sheffield. An embarrassing result for Sheffield, but a scarcely dominant win for Newcastle.