The story of the day as 10-man Newcastle United hand Sheffield United first win of Premier League season

Newcastle United take on Sheffield United in the Premier League this evening – and we will have all the action and reaction from Bramall Lane here, as it happens, in our LIVE NUFC blog.

Steve Bruce’s side are without a win in their last seven but take on the Blades, who’ve not won any of their last 20 Premier League encounters. So can the Magpies end their dismal run or will it be a first three points for the hosts? Scroll down for the latest updates...

Newcastle United take on Sheffield United in the Premier League this evening.

Sheffield United v Newcastle United LIVE

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 January, 2021, 18:21

Key Events

  • FT | Sheffield United 1 (Sharp PEN 73) Newcastle United 0
  • NUFC XI: Darlow, Yedlin (Murphy 84), Fernandez (Carroll 77), Schar, Clark, Dummett (Ritchie 69), Hayden, S Longstaff, Hendrick, Fraser (SENT OFF 45), Wilson.
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Bottom against 15th - it’s hardly likely to be one for the purists from Bramall Lane this evening.

Either way we will have every kick, as it happens, from Sheffield United against Newcastle United, as well as expert analysis, all the build and reaction, all here in our LIVE NUFC blog…

The latest NUFC stories...

Liam Kennedy gives his take on the latest Newcastle United takeover news, as a Richard Masters letter is published…

Had loads of messages/DMs/mentions re Richard Masters' letter, dated December 23, in which Newcastle United’s takeover arbitration against the Premier League is mentioned.

 

To be clear, he talks about 'arbitration proceedings'. The hearing itself has NOT, to my knowledge, started.

 

Progress, however, is expected in the not too distant future. Could it be good news for Newcastle United? Only time will tell, but we certainly hope so.

How the visitors line up...

Miles Starforth’s view on Steve Bruce’s controversial team

We were expecting Callum Wilson to come back into the starting XI, so the big surprise is the inclusion of Ryan Fraser, who recently returned to training from a groin injury. Now he's fit, he needs to stay fit, and that's the challenge for Steve Bruce and his staff. Sean Longstaff has been picked ahead of his brother Matty, and Bruce, rightly in my view, has recalled Karl Darlow in goal. Darlow, for now, should stay the club's first-choice goalkeeper following his exploits this season. This is a game Bruce, as head coach, simply cannot afford to lose, and he's made some big calls tonight.

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