Newcastle United RECAP: The Sheffield United win, as it happened – featuring ASM, a Joelinton goal & three more points

Football returns to St James’s Park today – and we’ve got it covered with Newcastle United hosting Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Sunday, 21st June 2020, 6:31 pm

It has been a long three months but Steve Bruce’s side are ready to return to action with Chris Wilder bringing his Blades squad to Tyneside for the 2pm kick-off.

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We’ll have the best of the build-up, match action, analysis and reaction throughout the day. Simply scroll down for live updates from the game.

Football is back! Newcastle United host Sheffield United at St James's Park today.

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Last updated: Sunday, 21 June, 2020, 15:36

  • Newcastle United 3 (Saint-Maximin, Ritchie, Joelinton) Sheffield United 0 - All three points for the Magpies!
  • NUFC XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Rose; Hayden, Shelvey (Schar 84); Ritchie (Yedlin 90), Almiron (Lazaro 84), Saint-Maximin (Bentaleb 78); Joelinton (Carroll 78).
  • SUFC XI: Henderson; Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens; Fleck (L.Freeman 73), Norwood, Berge (Lundstram 65); McBurnie (K.Freeman 84), Sharp (Zivkovic 73).
  • The game was played behind-closed-doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A comfortable win for United against 10-man Sheffield United. The red card changed the game, but the Magpies were on top throughout. Now an 11 point gap to the bottom three. Steve Bruce & Co just two points off the top half.

Joelinton's first goal at SJP!

FAN VIEW: Graeme Bell on Joelinton's confidence boost

“One thing that has frustrated me is Danny Rose’s inability to complete a simple pass. Much better movement by the big man... more of that in the next few weeks! And that is how you boost your confidence, Joelinton!”

FAN VIEW: Dave Black on Joelinton's 'icing on the cake'

"The icing on the cake now, 3-0 and let’s hope that gets Joelinton off and running. He couldn’t miss but that hasn’t stopped him before. I don’t think anybody expected this but the red card changed everything."

3-0, Joelinton. This one is turning into a rout!

FAN VIEW: Graeme Bell enjoyed that Matt Ritchie strike

"Great goal by Ritchie! Absolute rocket!"

YEEEEEEEESSSSSS! 2-0

FAN VIEW: Graeme Bell on United edging in front

"Deserved red, pulled Joelinton back.... the Brazilian did well in that situation. Good finish by ASM, who has been the best player on the pitch."

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