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By the numbers: Standout stats from Newcastle's 8-0 win at Sheffield United


Newcastle United recorded a merciless 8-0 victory at Sheffield United on Sunday, with eight visiting players notching a goal apiece.

A fairly bright start from the hosts was soon forgotten as Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isak all fired past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

Here, theScore picks out the standout stats from a historic encounter at Bramall Lane.

1: The result takes top spot as Newcastle's biggest-ever away win in league football.

2: It's the second time that Newcastle have won 8-0 in the Premier League. The Tyneside outfit matched their record win in the competition from 1999, when Sir Bobby Robson's side floored Sheffield Wednesday at St. James' Park with five Alan Shearer strikes and three more goals from Aaron Hughes, Kieron Dyer, and Gary Speed.

3: Newcastle are the third team to score eight goals in a Premier League away fixture. Manchester United won 8-1 at Nottingham Forest in 1999 and Leicester City bashed nine unanswered goals past Southampton in 2019.

8: The Magpies are the first side in Premier League history to have eight separate goal-scorers in a single match (excluding own goals). The last time it happened in a top-flight meeting was Liverpool's 9-0 trouncing of Crystal Palace in 1989.

1933: Sheffield United last conceded eight goals in a league match in November 1933. On that occasion, Middlesbrough beat the Blades 10-3 at Ayresome Park.

4,988: Sheffield United suffered the largest defeat in their league history in their 4,988th match. The club was founded in 1889.

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