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Newcastle vs Sheffield: Sheffield United Relegated After Heavy Defeat to Newcastle

Newcastle vs Sheffield: Sheffield United Relegated After Heavy Defeat to Newcastle

Sheffield United’s immediate return to the Championship was sealed after a crushing 5-1 defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park.

The Blades took a surprise lead through Anel Ahmedhodzic’s early header, but Newcastle responded with Alexander Isak’s clinical finish to level the score before halftime.

In the second half, Newcastle took control with Bruno Guimaraes’ header igniting a sequence of four goals in 18 minutes. Isak added his second from the penalty spot, followed by an unfortunate own goal from Ben Osborn, and a strike by substitute Callum Wilson.

The defeat, coupled with their season-long struggles, confirmed Sheffield United’s relegation from the Premier League with three games remaining. They have won just three matches all season and conceded the most goals (97) in a 38-game top-flight campaign.

Newcastle’s emphatic comeback victory boosts their hopes of European qualification, with Eddie Howe’s side now just one point behind sixth-placed Manchester United.

The game was a stark reversal from Newcastle’s earlier 8-0 win over Sheffield United in September. Despite the Blades’ strong start and several missed opportunities, they ultimately succumbed to Newcastle’s second-half dominance.

Sheffield United’s relegation was confirmed by this defeat, leaving them 10 points adrift of safety. Meanwhile, Newcastle’s victory keeps them in contention for European football next season, highlighting their remarkable turnaround under Eddie Howe.

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