Sheffield United vs Newcastle United H2H: Can Gordon Pick Up First Goal Against the Blades?

The Sheffield United vs Newcastle United H2H is back on the menu once again. The two teams face each other after almost 2 years this weekend.

Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin (left) and Sheffield United's Billy Sharp
Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin (left) and Sheffield United's Billy Sharp – Photo by Icon Sport

Sheffield United vs Newcastle United H2H Record

The very first meeting between Sheffield United and Newcastle United took place in the 1893/94 campaign and this was a first-round meeting in the FA Cup. Both these teams are very evenly matched in the 100+ years of this fixture being played out in different competitions in England.

  • Sheffield United Wins: 50
  • Draws: 29
  • Newcastle United Wins: 48

John Tudor is fondly remembered as the player who has had the biggest impact in this fixture. The forward represented both Sheffield United and Newcastle during the 1960s and 1970s. He has come up with four goals in this fixture to hold the joint-best record alongside Jackie Milburn and Malcolm MacDonald.

Last time out…

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp
Sheffield United's Billy Sharp – Photo by Icon Sport

Sheffield United and Newcastle United last went up against each other in 2021. The Blades went on to suffer relegation in that campaign. Newcastle were able to get a 1-0 victory from this game thanks to a goal from Joe Willock just before halftime. An assist from Jacob Murphy turned out to be crucial in providing this goal deep in first-half injury time. The blades were unable to provide any sort of a comeback in the second half.

Sheffield United vs Newcastle United H2H: Potential MVP

Antony Gordon has been churning out consistent and strong performances for Newcastle United at the start of the campaign. The 22-year-old has come up with one goal and one assist from his five appearances in the Premier League. Apart from a mediocre performance against Manchester City earlier in the campaign, Gordon has been very consistent. Even though he has already picked up four yellow cards, which may result in some toned-down performance against Sheffield United, the former Everton player is likely to be a key name in the game.

Anthony Gordon of Newcastle United FC
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In the final third of the pitch, Gordon has been making almost 2 shots per game. He has been fouled on 2.6 times. The impact in the Champions League was slightly lower in terms of creating chances and trying to finish them. However, Gordon continues to be an important player for Newcastle in the Premier League.

Sheffield United: Players in focus

Wes Foderingham – Bundles of experience

Wes Foderingham has been a big factor behind Sheffield United being relatively solid at the back. Many opposition teams have found it difficult to get past the 32-year-old in goal.

Gustavo Hamer – Combative presence

Gustavo Hamer is not only effective at stopping the opposition from getting forward, but he also proved that he has an eye for goal with the opener against Tottenham last weekend. He will be a player to watch in the Sheffield United vs Newcastle United H2H.

Gustavo Hamer of Sheffield United
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Jayden Bogle – Channels offence effectively

Jayden Bogle has been able to work the channels very effectively for Sheffield United. Even the forwards have been unable to take advantage of his excellent runs on many occasions, Jayden Bogle has the potential to make an impact at any time.

Newcastle United: Players in focus

Kieran Trippier – Raiding threat

One of the consistent players for Newcastle this season has been Kieran Trippier. The full-back has provided a big support for the Magpies in the offence and defence.

Antony Gordon – Creative influence

Antony Gordon is the creative influence for Newcastle. The former Everton star has come up with just one goal and one assist the season but he has been a big threat in the final third.

Callum Wilson – Flashes of brilliance

Callum Wilson of Newcastle
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Callum Wilson has scored three times in the five league appearances this season but just one of them have been from the start. After the match-winning performance against Brentford, Wilson is likely to start the game.

Final Prediction

The Sheffield United vs Newcastle United football stats reveal a contest which is likely to be very closely matched even though the Magpies have substantially revamped the squad – with a ton of talent – in recent times. Newcastle are the favourites to get a narrow victory in this game.

Bharath Ramm R

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