Result: Joelinton scores as Newcastle dent 10-man Sheffield United’s Euro hopes


The Brazilian had actually previously skipped a golden chance.

Joelinton scored simply his second Premier League goal as Newcastle dented 10- man Sheffield United‘s charge for Europe with a 3-0 win on their go back to action.

The ₤40 million Brazilian striker, who was guilty of a glaring first-half miss out on, redeemed himself 12 minutes from time to finish up what showed to be a thorough triumph at St James’ Park.

Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring after 55 minutes after Blades defender John Egan had actually been dispatched for a second bookable offense, and Matt Ritchie made it 2-0 with a delicious strike 14 minutes later on.

However it was Joelinton, whose last league goal had actually come 301 days previously, who rounded things off to finish a double over the Blades– who would have gone 5th with a win– and a completely satisfying afternoon for the Magpies.

The visitors, maybe naturally with a game currently under their belt, began the sharper, however it was Newcastle who produced the game’s first real opportunities as Joelinton failed to make an informing connection with Ritchie’s 11 th-minute corner prior to Saint-Maximin sent out a hazardous pull-back skidding throughout the penalty area.

Ritchie warmed Dean Henderson‘s hands with a 14 th-minute piledriver from range as the Magpies became the game, however Joelinton misused a golden chance 3 minutes later on when he scuffed his shot with simply the keeper to beat after Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron had actually staged a pacy counter-attack

Egan needs to toss himself into the course of Jonjo Shelvey‘s stinging 20 th-minute strike and although Billy Sharp volleyed over at the other end, the home side continued to enjoy the much better of it.

The Blades brought back a procedure of control with Oliver Norwood popular in the middle of the field as the half diminished without ever really threatening Martin Dubravka’s goal.

Newcastle were handed a possibly substantial benefit within 5 minutes of the reboot when Joelinton overcame Egan as they triggered in pursuit of Federico Fernandez‘s clearance and the defender, who had actually currently been reserved, dragged him back and got a second yellow card.

The Magpies ultimately took the lead with 55 minutes gone when Ritchie discovered space down the left and drilled in a low cross which defender Enda Stevens need to have cleared. He missed out on the ball, permitting Saint-Maximin to beat Henderson at his near post.

Chris Wilder’s men may have been level within 4 minutes after full-back George Baldock selected Sharp at the far post.

Ritchie capitalized with 20 minutes staying when, after getting possession 40 yards out, he made ground and after that let loose an increasing drive which shrieked past the keeper.

There was still time for Joelinton to finish up the triumph from Almiron’s 78 th-minute cross.

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