Sheff Utd relegated from Premier League after heavy defeat at Newcastle


Bottom-side Sheffield United were relegated from the Premier League after a second-half collapse saw them suffer a heavy 5-1 defeat at Newcastle.

The Blades’ 25th league loss of the season ended their miserable return to the Premier League having won just three games, the fewest of any side, and conceded the most goals (97) in a 38-game top-flight campaign.

Chris Wilder’s side had taken a shock lead at St James’ Park through Anel Ahmedhodzic’s fifth-minute header.

Alexander Isak celebrates after scoring Newcastle third goal from the penalty spot
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Alexander Isak celebrates after scoring Newcastle third goal from the penalty spot

But the visitors conceded to Newcastle’s first shot on target in the 26th minute as Alexander Isak’s clinical finish brought the Magpies level.

Sheff Utd then let in four second-half goals in just 18 minutes as Bruno Guimaraes’ header sparked a collapse as it was followed by an Isak penalty, a Ben Osborn own goal and a fine finish by substitute Callum Wilson.

Newcastle’s come-from-behind win boosts their hopes of European qualification, with Eddie Howe’s side just a point behind sixth-placed Manchester United.

Sheff Utd, meanwhile, will be playing Championship football next season as they make an immediate return to the second tier.

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