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Newcastle matched their record Premier League win with a scintillating display as they embarrassed winless Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Any fears of a European hangover following their Champions League exertions on Tuesday soon vanished as Eddie Howe's side cruised to victory with eight different players getting on the scoresheet.
Sean Longstaff put the visitors in front on 21 minutes as he swept in from Anthony Gordon's cutback with the Blades' appeals for a handball and claims the ball went out of play in the build-up dismissed.
Paul Heckingbottom's hosts had started brightly but found themselves three down before half-time after a further two goals in four minutes for Newcastle.
Both came from Kieran Trippier set-pieces with Dan Burn stooping to nod in a corner at the back post before Sven Botman scored his first Newcastle goal with a well-directed header from a wide free-kick.
Callum Wilson missed a number of presentable opportunities before the break but got his goal 10 minutes into the second half, heading in from close range following another pinpoint cross from Trippier.Relive Sheffield United v Newcastle and all of Sunday's Premier League actionHow did you rate Sheffield United's performance? Have your say hereWhat did you make of Newcastle's display? Send us your views here
With Newcastle seemingly able to carve through the Blades at will, it was the irrepressible Gordon who added the fifth.
The former Everton winger cut in from the left and effortlessly curled the ball into the far corner past Wes Foderingham in the Sheffield United goal.
Miguel Almiron slotted in number six and Bruno Guimaraes made it seven with 17 minutes still remaining against an increasingly despondent home side.
That was plenty of time for substitute Alexander Isak to pounce on another defensive error, turn his man and calmly finish to make it 8-0, the same score by which Newcastle beat Sheffield Wednesday in 1999.
The defeat is also Sheffield United's record league defeat.
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Squad number18Player nameFoderingham
Squad number15Player nameAhmedhodzic
Squad number12Player nameEgan
Squad number19Player nameRobinson
Squad number20Player nameBogle
Squad number16Player nameNorwood
Squad number21Player nameVinicius Souza
Squad number14Player nameThomas
Squad number28Player nameMcAtee
Squad number8Player nameHamer
Squad number10Player nameArcher
Squad number6Player nameBasham
Squad number11Player nameTraoré
Squad number22Player nameDavies
Squad number25Player nameBen Slimane
Squad number22Player namePope
Squad number2Player nameTrippier
Squad number5Player nameSchär
Squad number4Player nameBotman
Squad number33Player nameBurn
Squad number36Player nameS Longstaff
Squad number39Player nameBruno Guimarães
Squad number32Player nameAnderson
Squad number24Player nameAlmirón
Squad number9Player nameWilson
Squad number15Player nameBarnes
Squad number8Player nameTonali
Squad number10Player nameGordon
Squad number14Player nameIsak
Squad number20Player nameHall
Squad number21Player nameLivramento
Formation 3-4-2-118Foderingham15AhmedhodzicBooked at 28mins12EganBooked at 90mins19RobinsonBooked at 34mins20BogleSubstituted forTraoréat 45'minutes16NorwoodSubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes21de Souza Costa14Thomas28McAteeSubstituted forBashamat 75'minutes8HamerSubstituted forBen Slimaneat 66'minutesBooked at 75mins10Archer
Formation 4-3-322Pope2TrippierSubstituted forLivramentoat 70'minutes5Schär4Botman33Burn36S Longstaff39Bruno GuimarãesSubstituted forHallat 81'minutes32Anderson24AlmirónSubstituted forTonaliat 70'minutes9WilsonSubstituted forIsakat 70'minutes15BarnesSubstituted forGordonat 12'minutes
Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8.
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8.
Offside, Sheffield United. Tom Davies tries a through ball, but Chris Basham is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Tom Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Archer.
Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
Vinicius Souza (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
John Egan (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by John Egan (Sheffield United).
Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Vinicius Souza (Sheffield United).
Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a through ball, but Chris Basham is caught offside.
Goal! Sheffield United 0, Newcastle United 8. Alexander Isak (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Basham.
Elliot Anderson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Davies (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Newcastle United. Lewis Hall replaces Bruno Guimarães.
Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (Newcastle United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Sandro Tonali with a cross.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.