Sheffield United finally grab 1st league win of season vs. Newcastle
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After a wait of over six months, Sheffield United have finally won another Premier League match.

The Blades beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Tuesday, earning their first three-point haul of the 2020-21 campaign in the club's 18th game.

Billy Sharp's 73rd-minute penalty was enough to make Sheffield United the last side to win a match across Europe's top five leagues. Chris Wilder's men now have five points - six fewer than the worst-ever points haul recorded by Derby County in 2007-08.

The only team Derby beat in that disastrous term was Newcastle.

Newcastle were reduced to 10 men shortly before halftime when Ryan Fraser's ill-advised swipe at David McGoldrick resulted in the Scotsman's second yellow card. However, the hosts still needed a spot-kick - awarded after VAR ruled Federico Fernandez handled the ball in the area - to seal an elusive victory.

This outing marks the Blades' first Premier League win without Paddy Kenny or Dean Henderson as their goalkeeper since 1994. The victory was also current shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale's first clean sheet since he played in Bournemouth's 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on July 9, 2020.

"I thought we played with a lot of confidence and this win can give us more belief. Everyone has written us off, the pressure is off," Sharp told Sky Sports post-match of Sheffield United's hopes of avoiding relegation.

"We've not had a great time in the last few months but we've got to keep our heads high now. We're good enough to do it."

Sheffield United finally grab 1st league win of season vs. Newcastle
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