Newcastle United ruthlessly put Sheffield United to the sword with a dazzling 8-0 victory at Bramall Lane yesterday, with eight different players scoring to leave the home side bottom of the Premier League standings.
Newcastle showed no signs of a hangover from midweek after their first Champions League game in 20 years – a goalless draw away at AC Milan – and they took a 3-0 lead by halftime with goals from Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn and Sven Botman.
The second half was a similar story as Kieran Trippier racked up his third assist when Callum Wilson headed home before Anthony Gordon curled in Newcastle’s fifth from outside the box, which had Blades fans heading for the exits by the hour mark.
There was no respite as Miguel Almiron and Bruno Guimaraes capitalised on weak defending to make it 7-0 before substitute Alexander Isak completed the rout with a late goal to move Eddie Howe’s side up to eighth in the standings.
Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez netted a brilliant goal as his side romped to a 3-1 win over a dogged West Ham United side at Anfield, deftly steering home a volley on the hour mark.
Tottenham Hotspur captain Son Heung-min’s brace earned his side a 2-2 draw at Arsenal as the visitors twice came from behind in an absorbing derby.
Cristian Romero’s own goal after 26 minutes handed Arsenal the lead but Son equalised shortly before halftime as the visitors grew into the game.
Romero then conceded a penalty that was converted by Bukayo Saka in the 54th minute but Tottenham hit back almost immediately as Son punished a terrible mistake by Arsenal substitute Jorginho.
A 73rd-minute strike by Ollie Watkins earned Aston Villa all three points at 10-man Chelsea.