Sheffield United 0 Newcastle 2 – Watch official match highlights and both goals here!
It ended Sheffield United 0 Newcastle 2 on Thursday night.
The home side may have had all of the possession but the visitors possessed the big players who decided the result.
Martin Dubravka superb at the back with some stunning saves – at his very best.
At the other end of the pitch it was a goal in each half that won it.
A towering header from Allan Saint-Maximin(!!!) gave NUFC the lead with an effort that gave the keeper no chance.
Then Andy Carroll flicked the ball on just before he was subbed.
Jonjo Shelvey ran onto the flick, the linesman raised his flag, the referee didn’t blow his whistle, Jonjo Shelvey sidefooted it, the keeper made no attempt to save.
All down to VAR.
The man from VAR saying GOAL!
Andy Carroll onside when he won the header, 2-0 to the Toon.
Watch the official highlights here to see for yourself how it all played out….
Stats from BBC Sport:
Sheffield United 0 Newcastle 2 – Thursday 5 December 7.30pm
Saint-Maximin 15, Shelvey 70
Possession was Sheff Utd 73%, Newcastle 27%
Total shots were Sheff Utd 13, Newcastle 6
Shots on target were Sheff Utd 6, Newcastle 4
Corners were Sheff Utd 8, Newcastle 1
Crowd: 30,409 (2,900 Newcastle)
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Newcastle team v Sheffield Utd:
Dubravka, Manquillo, Fernandez, Dummett, Clark, Willems, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 81), Almiron (Krafth 88), Carroll (Joelinton 72)
Darlow, Schar, Sean Longstaff, Gayle
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