Newcastle accomplished the Sheffield double in type as they equalled their greatest win of the Premier League period at Sheffield United, whose tough week led to an embarrassing 8-0 defeat.
The Blades, who paid tribute earlier than kick-off to ladies’s participant Maddy Cusack following her dying aged simply 27 this week, endured a chastening afternoon on the pitch at Bramall Lane.
The Magpies hit Sheffield Wednesday for eight below Sir Bobby Robson in 1999 they usually did the identical to their metropolis rivals on Sunday as Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak all scored.
Any questions on how Newcastle would deal with juggling the calls for of the Premier League and Champions League have been answered emphatically in a vibrant show which asserted themselves as top-six contenders once more following a sluggish begin to the marketing campaign.
The consequence will add additional ache to the Blades who have been already affected by the occasions of this week and it was their heaviest league defeat in historical past.
They have been inside minutes of beating Tottenham final week till succumbing to the newest Premier League comeback in historical past, however on this proof, they’re heading straight again to the Championship.
The stress will mount on boss Paul Heckingbottom, whose facet have taken one level from their first six video games.
The build-up to the sport was dominated by the Blades’ tribute to Cusack, who additionally labored within the membership’s industrial division, with a poignant eulogy adopted by her mum and sister laying a wreath on the centre circle.
The hosts have been determined to get a lead to her reminiscence they usually began effectively with Luke Thomas having two good probabilities on the far put up.
First he noticed a drilled effort blocked after which put the same effort, on this event with time and area, huge from James McAtee’s cross.
However issues crumbled in a 14-minute interval the place Newcastle ran amok.
They took a Twenty first-minute lead as Gordon did effectively to get to the byline, however as he beat John Egan the ball bounced up and hit his hand earlier than he pulled again to Longstaff to fireside in from eight yards.
Regardless of the obvious handball, VAR didn’t intervene because it was dominated unintentional.
There was no disputing Newcastle’s second purpose 10 minutes later as Burn wriggled freed from Anel Ahmedhodzic from Kieran Trippier’s nook to move house on the far put up.
Tempers have been starting to boil as Jack Robinson obtained a yellow card for a powerful deal with on Longstaff, though he gained the ball.
There was much more house anger from the ensuing free-kick as Botman discovered area to move house and make it 3-0.
As Newcastle celebrated in entrance of the house finish, followers threw missiles, with a drinks bottle hitting Elliot Anderson on the leg.
It may simply have been 4-0 however Wilson was denied by Wes Foderingham whereas Newcastle may have had a penalty however VAR opted to not become involved when Gordon was tripped by Jayden Bogle.
They wanted 11 minutes after the restart to get their fourth as Wilson headed house yet one more Trippier help, with each gamers left in acres of area.
It was 5-0 simply after the hour mark when Gordon capped a scintillating show by reducing inside and curling a high quality 20-yard shot into the underside nook.
5 turned six when Almiron scored a magnificence, firing into the underside nook after Guimaraes incisive via ball performed him in.
Guimaraes then added a seventh within the 73rd minute when he transformed a free ball earlier than substitute Isak accomplished the rout by latching on to a free header from Tom Davies.