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Sheffield United's relegation confirmed after defeat to Newcastle

2024/04/27 17:15

Newcastle United cruised to a comfortable victory to confirm Sheffield United's relegation to the Championship.

It was the visitors who took the lead at St James' Park early on though. A short corner routine led to Anel Ahmedhodžić finishing off Gustavo Hamer's cross at the far post.

The Blades had started the game well but Newcastle equalised with their first shot on target. Jacob Murphy's accurate throughball found Alexander Isak in position to score.

It wasn't until early into the second half that the Magpies eventually took the lead. A whipped-in free-kick by Anthony Gordon found Bruno Guimarães at the far post to head the ball in.

From that point onwards it was a far easier afternoon for Eddie Howe's team.

It was 3-1 when Isak converted from the spot after Mason Holgate was judged to have brought Gordon down inside the area – a harsh-looking call for a foul that definitely started outside the box. Regardless, that penalty put Isak on 19 league goals for the season.

Just a few minutes later Newcastle United extended their lead even further. Gordon's corner from the right led to an ugly scramble that saw the ball trickle into the Sheffield United goal with Ben Osborn having the unlucky last touch.

The visitors' inability to keep hold of the ball led to them conceding a fifth when Newcastle quickly won it back with Harvey Barnes then charging forward before laying it off to Callum Wilson to make it 5-1.

The afternoon just about summed up what a difficult season in the Premier League for Chris Wilder's team. Newcastle were far from at their best today but they were still vastly superior to the Blades who will now officially return to the Championship after just one season.



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2024-04-27 18h56m by a_12_shawcross
As a Newcastle fan, I am content with today's win against Sheffield United. Our team played well and deserved the victory.
2024-04-27 18h49m by dnelsons
As a Newcastle fan, impressive win for the lads! Isak and Gordon were on fire today. Sad to see Sheffield United go down, but we needed those points.
2024-04-27 18h26m by lhalliday_bart
Newcastle played great today! Excitement levels were through the roof as we confirmed Sheffield United's relegation. Isak and Guimarães were on fire
2024-04-27 18h14m by ocollinsworth
Disappointing result for Sheffield United, but we'll take the win. Happy to see Isak getting on the scoresheet again,
2024-04-27 17h38m by nlawson12
As a Newcastle United fan, I am absolutely overjoyed with this victory. The gratitude tone is evident in the article and it's clear that the team put in a strong performance. The early goal from Sheffield United may have caused some concern, but our players showed resilience and were able to quickly equalize. The free-kick goal from Guimarães was a thing of beauty and it's great to see him making an impact on the pitch. Overall, a fantastic win
classic matches
U Saturday, 27 April 2024 - 15:00
St James Park
Tony Harrington
Alexander Isak 26' 61' (pen.)
Bruno Guimarães 54'
Callum Wilson 72'
Anel Ahmedhodzic 5'
Ben Osborn 65' (o.g.)


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