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

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

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